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Chicago Area Church Purchases LED Curtains After Successful Easter Weekend Test Run

Nashville, May 13, 2014 Harvest Bible Chapel already knew of several advantages to PixelFLEX’s FLEXCurtain. After a rewarding weekend celebrating Good Friday and Easter, and using PixelFLEX as a tool to accomplish their goals, Harvest knew it was a product that would continue to enhance their various worship events.

At the multi-campus church in the Greater Chicago area, Easter is a weekend-long celebration. Josh Buendorf, Harvest’s production manager, worked with PixelFLEX to rent 20 panels of 20 mm FLEXCurtain to add to the weekend’s productions.

“Good Friday and Easter is sort of the epic part of the year for us,” Buendorf said. “We really focus on Good Friday and the death. That’s the major production for us. The theme was to do a dance party in celebration of Eastertime. We turned our campuses into — I don’t know how else to describe it — a Christian version of a night club.”

For the dance party, the panels were used as impactful eye candy. Harvest Bible Chapel restructured a series of popular worship songs to make them appropriate for dancing, then used colorful and fast moving motion graphics to match the music. During the course of the weekend, the FLEXCurtain was also used as a backdrop behind Harvest’s worship band, and then in the church lobby to add emphasis to a short film the church created to kick off Good Friday.

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The celebrations were deemed a success, and Harvest Bible Chapel purchased four 20 mm FLEXCurtains to use between their seven campuses and countless events. The panels will also play a role in Act Like Men, an upcoming conference that challenges men to strengthen their faith and be a role model for their families.

“We always are having youth events and other things going on, so to be able to have a product that’s lightweight and can bend that I can set up, tear down and easily ship around to different places is fantastic,” Buendorf said.

PixelFLEX’s LED curtains are easy to operate and set up — videos and images can be sent to the screen using any computer with a DVI-D connection. Flexible in all directions, the FLEXCurtain is able to bend and shape around structures for a more creative display effect and can be stored in a single road case to simplify shipping (or storing) logistics while minimizing transportation costs.

“It was great to work with Harvest Bible Chapel and their multiple campuses,” said Will Dickey, PixelFLEX senior sales representative. “The mobility of the FLEXCurtain was an ideal solution for them and I’m proud that the Easter weekend celebration sealed the deal.”

PixelFLEX Fuses First International Tour with First Rock Client

Nashville, March 31, 2014 — Leading LED screen manufacturer PixelFLEX has made its first hard impression on the international touring market with progressive rock band Dream Theater. The 2014 “Along for the Ride” tour with the award-winning instrumentalists also marks the first time a rock act has taken advantage of PixelFLEX products.

With 36 European dates, Dream Theater has started on their North American leg of the tour with their March 20 Toronto show. They have hit more than 26 U.S. cities, and still have eight months left to go. With a cult-like following after more than 20 years on the progressive rock scene, “these guys go to places most bands only dream of,” said Tour Manager Rikk Feulner. “[It’s] amazing the following they have around the world.”

Dream Theater is made up of members that are internationally known for their technical proficiency of their instruments. Each member has a list of accolades for their respective talents, and combine that with an unpredictable concert structure that entertains to the fullest extent. By implementing the 20mm FLEXCurtain, Production/Stage Manager TJ Rodriguez was able to continue to enhance the performances with short videos, abstract art and even fan-made YouTube videos that were incorporated throughout the production.

“We at PixelFLEX have always known how versatile a product it is that we carry, especially when it comes to the FLEXCurtain,” said PixelFLEX Senior Sales Representative Will Dickey. “It’s nice to see such an iconic rock band open up doors for other genres and to see our LED screens continue to be used through various creative outlets.”

At just 26 pounds per square meter, the 20mm FLEXCurtain gave Dream Theater production the space and budget they needed. The size of the wall in comparison to how few cases were needed was a contributing factor in adding the LED screens to the production package. Fewer cases mean fewer shipping costs for when the tour goes back overseas for another European and Asian leg this summer and fall.

“One of the main reasons we chose PixelFLEX is because it’s lightweight and easy to ship around the world,” said Feulner. “The size can be adjusted to fit all size venues—plus, it looks great.”

For more information on Dream Theater’s “Along for the Ride” tour, visit dreamtheater.net. For more information on PixelFLEX’s growing line of LED curtain video screens, visit pixelflexled.com.  Follow PixelFLEX on Facebook and @LEDCurtain.

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