Monday, July 30, 2012

Interstate Batteries "Mile Marker 60" Semi Annual Convention

The Gary Musick Productions and scenic teams spent an exciting week at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas last month. Our client, Interstate Batteries, held their “Mile Marker 60” semi annual convention attended by more than 2300 Interstate distributors, corporate employees and guests. The company celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Interstate Batteries system with 3 days of general sessions, educational breakouts, and outstanding entertainment events. GMP provided/coordinated all audio, lighting, video and staging support for the show.

The highlight of the show for the GMP team was our inaugural use of Pixel Mapping video projection on a 25’ x 56’ stage set. This technique involves the precise projection of video images and graphics onto white staging scenic panels and backdrops. Changing the entire look of the set is as simple as creating a new image to project onto the set. The result was an impressive widescreen scenic look with dozens of variations that changed throughout each business session.

We also brought “Stretta” - an amazing band from Nashville - to perform during one of the evening themed events. They were a HUGE hit with the attendees! Special thanks to Sunbound (decor) and Zamar Productions (Atlantis in-house AV support) for helping to make the show another success! And hats off to the Interstate communications teams for all the stunning visuals and creative collaboration. Now, on to planning the Interstate show in San Francisco in 2014!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Nashville Wine Auction: Gone Country!

The Nashville community came together this weekend at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel for the country’s oldest charity wine auction- the 33rd annual l’Eté du Vin Nashville Wine Auction. It great evening of delicious food and fine wines designed to raise funds to support cancer research and organizations in the Middle Tennessee area. The theme this year was “Gone Country,” inspired by none other than Music City, USA. The event held a silent and live auction, Vintners’ Tasting, dinner, and after party with entertainment provided by the Craig Duncan Band.

Gary Musick Productions handled all event design, décor, and audio/visual production for the auction. A big thanks to all who helped make this night successful- Executive Director Holly Whaley and the Nashville Wine Auction team, Penn Kiel from The Events Group, GMP producer Bert Hensley and the entire GMP team, Bradfield Stage Lighting, and Tech Works. We're looking forward to next year!

Arrington Vineyards was one of the featured wineries at the Vintner's Tasting, a special pre-event at l’Eté du Vin.  Pictured here, Kip Summers, Winemaker & President of Arrington Vineyards, Valerie Summers, GMP, Beth Moore, Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital, Paul Moore, WME Entertainment. 
Vintners' Tasting