GoVision Screens at Gaylord Opryland’s Grand Reopening

by / Tuesday, 07 December 2010 / Published in Feature Articles

In early May, the banks of the Cumberland River overflowed, resulting in an unprecedented flooding of the city of Nashville and its premier resort, the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Six months later, thousands of meeting planners, convention organizers, travel industry leaders and dignitaries gathered here to celebrate the grand reopening of the Gaylord Opryland with a three-day series of events that showcased both the resilience of the city and the rebirth of the well-known convention hotel.

Every moment was captured by a wide array of LED screens provided by Argyle, Texas-based GoVision L.P. The main event, held in the hotel’s Delta Atrium, featured modern dancers hoisted above the crowd on wires, indoor fireworks, and a pyrotechnics display, all choreographed to a variety of musical scores. GoVision integrated four diverse types of LED screens into the show, including – — A 15′ by 40′ main screen comprised of Daktronics HD12 LED boards; Two 9′ by 16′ remote HD12 LEDs; a 20′ diameter cylinder of Winvision 1875, which was raised and lowered throughout the show as part of the complex and elaborate staging; and eight shared effects elements constructed with Barco MiTRIX panels.

In addition, GoVision incorporated three new 13′ by 13′ Pix20 Rollup LED screens into the annual lighting ceremony for the resort’s A Country Christmas attractions. In a dramatic and unique effect, the screens rolled up to allow the world-famous Rockettes and other high-profile entertainers to enter the stage, then back down to provide a dramatic, high-definition backdrop. At the end of the show, the screens rolled up completely to provide an unobstructed view of the hotel illuminated in the background.

“The Gaylord Opryland reopening was about as elaborate a production as you could imagine, which allowed us to get extremely creative with the types of cutting-edge technologies we used at the various events,” said Chris Curtis, CEO of GoVision. “We deployed flat panels, wrap-around boards, cylindrical, and rollup LEDs, and just about every type of equipment and configuration possible to help deliver some absolutely extraordinary images.”

The festivities were orchestrated by Dallas-based messaging architects Corporate Magic.

From Lighting & Sound America, December 7, 2010

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