Nashville, TN (May 30, 2014)—TNDV sent its two largest trucks and a flypack to Las Vegas in April for three shoots.
TNDV has five mobile production trucks and several flypacks crossing the country every week, with production teams working in multiple cities and locations on any given day. Occasionally, the stars align and productions converge. The three shoots in April were all tied to the Academy of Country Music, which held its annual ACM Awards and second-ever ACM Party for a Cause Festival in two separate city locations.
TNDV was tapped for the live ACM Red Carpet show at the MGM Grand in advance of the ACM Awards. The all-HD, multi-camera production aired live on the Great American Country Network, with TNDV handling all live acquisition, graphics, switching and instant replay.
Six blocks away at The LINQ, a new open-air outdoor entertainment venue, the Party for a Cause kicked off a weekend-long concert—and the venue’s maiden event—with headliners Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban. TNDV handled image magnification for the entire festival.
On day two, TNDV relocated its Aspiration expanding side truck—which handled the ACM Red Carpet production—to The LINQ for a 10-camera shoot under the direction of Nashville-based production company Taillight TV. That shoot turned into the Outnumber Hunger Concert
, a special one-hour event that aired April 18 on more than 30 Gannett Co. TV stations and select Gannett web portals.
TNDV’s dedicated audio truck, Vibration, joined Aspiration for this special shoot, creating a mobile production infrastructure to accommodate all professional video and audio production requirements for the HD broadcast special, encompassing more than 100 inputs via the truck’s Studer Vista 9 console and Pro Tools rig. TNDV configured a central routing infrastructure to connect the two trucks, sharing video, audio and intercom feeds across front of house, camera operators and other production personnel.