Premier Designs Inc. held their annual rally in Fort Worth, TX this July, and in typical fashion the show was jam-packed with entertainment and excitement. With more than 20 hours of session over the course of three days, the event included numerous musical production numbers, a fashion show, a headliner concert, a patriotic musical spectacular, countless musical interludes, awards and recognition sessions, training seminars, special guest speakers, and so much more.
For the seventh consecutive year UVLD’s Jeff Nellis was the principal lighting designer for the event, this year supported by Matthew Piercy of UVLD programming lights and Scott McCowan programming media servers. The lighting department was rounded out by phenomenal production electrician Christopher Nye, assisted by Dave Haar, Megan McDonald, and Matt Burns. The show was produced by Tommy Horner of PCS Production Company, with Technical Direction by Jeff Pugrant, and stage managed by Todd Hall. Lighting equipment and rigging was supplied by Christie Lights and account rep Larry Thomas, and media servers supplied by VER courtesy of account rep Todd Mertzel.
The show itself launched with three high energy musical production numbers which rolled directly into a runway-style fashion show. That evening the arena shifted gears to offer up headliner Jordan Smith (of The Voice) in a concert performance. With an abundance of show content in between, the event concluded with a 90-minute extravaganza of patriotic pageantry featuring 14 musical numbers and a cast of more than 100 people.
“This show comes at us a mile a minute and definitely keeps us on our toes. We have assembled a phenomenal lighting team for this event and it couldn’t have run more smoothly,” Nellis notes. “Chris Nye and his team absolutely rocked the installation, and Matt Piercy and Scott McCowan program this show with tremendous skill and an eye for all the right touches.”
Lighting equipment consisted of 69 Viper DX Wash, 22 Viper Performance, 48 Clay Paky Sharpy, 22 Mac Quantum Wash, 18 Mac Aura, 18 Colorforce 72, 16 Atomic Strobe, 24 Source 4 Par, 33 4-Light Blinders, 26 Scoops, and 6 Radiance Hazers. Media Servers included 2 Hippotizer V4 Taiga servers. The entire system was driven by 4 GrandMA2 Full size consoles.
UVLD is thrilled to continue our partnership with PCS Production Company on this exciting project.