We have worked with the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of JDRF for many years and have a trusted relationship.
Project discussions started in the fall/winter timeframe of 2018 with only the name of the event "Black Tie - Boots and Bling" and that renowned, Platinum-selling, hit songwriter and dynamic performer Eric Paslay would be the featured artist.
The design for the event was left up to our team to provide a creative solution using in-house technology while meeting a modest production budget. Additional budget hurdles included a larger venue space, compared to the previous year, as well as compromising on an appropriate live sound system for the sound engineer touring with Eric Paslay.
The initial set design and budget was provided to JDRF in January of this year.
This year's design had to have a unique modern look to set it apart from the prior years while still maintaining the functionality of dual projection screens, drape, lighting, and presentation audio then be flexible enough to switch to the live performance scenario.
To accomplish the modern set look a modular backdrop was chosen which had an interesting pattern. This would provide the eye-catching visuals provided by the various lighting scenes.
After receiving specifications from Eric Paslay's technical crew, meetings, and conference calls, several designs were visualized then presented to the client with the final concept being accepted in February 2019.