Nashville, TN (August 15, 2014)—Mobile production specialist TNDV deployed most of its fleet and crew for the CMA Music Festival for a live broadcast TV shoot plus video and audio production across multiple stages in downtown Nashville.
TNDV delivers full-service mobile production for several annual events including pre-show festivities for the CMA Awards each November. The CMA Music Festival encompasses many outdoor stages with live performances from well-known and emerging national and local musical acts. TNDV also provided onsite shooting, graphics and editing services across most stages, producing 30 original packages used in conjunction with an ABC TV special that aired on August 5.
In addition to the musical performances, TNDV’s Aspiration truck was reserved for a 10-camera live TV shoot, capturing performers and personalities for the CMT Music Awards Red Carpet Special. The mobile production infrastructure required 96 channels of professional audio and a massive RTS intercom matrix to ensure smooth communication across the large production crew.
The CMA Close Up stage featured private performances and interviews from Lady Antebellum, Leann Rimes and other well-known artists. TNDV set up a streaming server to capture the main events, engineering a live, automated switching architecture with three HD robotic cameras and integrated encoding technologies from BlackMagic Design to seamlessly hand off the live streams.
Additionally, TNDV converted a downtown honkytonk club into a performance venue that also served as a shoot for the premiere episode of Big Smo, a new A&E network reality TV show. The end-to-end solution includes several large HD display screens for the performances.
TNDV supplied a five-camera HD flypack for the CMA Chevy Riverfront Stage, with massive LED video boards and a full online HD edit suite. Performances, which included Billy Ray Cyrus, Kellie Pickler and Colt Ford, were also played back across other venues throughout the week. TNDV also provided complete support for the press room at LP Field, the Tennessee Titans NFL stadium that served as the main CMA Music Festival venue.