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Pete’s Big TVs Supplies Rock Hall of Fame Ceremonies

PLSN Staff • Projection Connection News • April 22, 2013

LOS ANGELES – Video equipment rental company Pete’s Big TVs supplied the high resolution LED video panels and a video tech crew for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, held April 18 in Los Angeles. The set, designed by Bruce Rodgers, featured a video wall of 387 digiLED MC7 LED video panels, which spanned the stage at 65 feet wide and 15 feet tall. The event airs on HBO in May.

More details from Pete’s Big TVs (http://www.petesbigtvs.com):

LOS ANGELES – Video equipment rental company Pete’s Big TVs supplied the high resolution LED video panels and a video tech crew for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, held April 18 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame were Rush, Heart, Randy Newman, Donna Summer, Albert King and Public Enemy, along with producers Lou Adler and Quincy Jones.

Production designer Bruce Rodgers of Tribe Inc. created a set which featured a video wall spanning the stage at 65 feet wide and 15 feet tall.

Pete’s Big TVs provided 378 digiLED MC7 high res LED video panels to comprise the main screen. Archival images of the honorees presented a massive backdrop during the artist performances.

Pete’s Big TVs also supplied 60 Barco NX4 True Black LED display panels to create the two zig-zagged shaped screens screens – 30 panels each – at stage left and stage right behind the podiums.

Guy Benjamin, VP of Pete’s Big TVs, said the selection of LED panels were chosen for different reasons. “The screens behind the podiums were so close to the presenters, that we didn’t want the images to become pixilated, so we chose the Barco NX4 LED screens there. We wanted it to be smooth.

“For the main screen, we chose the digiLED MC7 panels as they provided the high resolution needed for broadcast quality, plus they emit no radio frequency interference. The panels also have a transparency to them, allowing LD Allen Branton to achieve some lighting effects shining from behind and through the video screens at various times of the show. There are not too many screens with that high of a resolution which have that transparency.”

Benjamin supervised his crew of LED techs Matt Ellar and Jody Lane.

“Everyone seemed happy with our video screens,” Benjamin said. “We’ve been working with the Hall of Fame since 1989, and it’s always an honor to help induct many of rock music’s biggest acts.”

Pete’s TVs was brought in by Line By Line Productions in New York. Show director was Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions.

The show will air May 18 on HBO.

Photo: Guy Benjamin

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