TNDV Advances to the NCAA Final Four Big Dance Concert Series
Mobile Production specialist to produce live concert audio and video for partial broadcast
March 25, 2013
NASHVILLE— TNDV said it heads to Atlanta early next month with its
40-foot expanding side mobile production truck, Aspiration, to produce audio
and video for multiple live concerts during the NCAA Final Four tournament. The
free, three-day Big Dance Concert Series event, taking place at Centennial
Olympic Park near the Georgia Dome, will provide entertainment for Final Four
attendees, with portions airing on CBS and streaming live to the web.
The Big Dance Concert Series brings several local and national acts to the same
stage each night. Each concert is treated as a unique event, with different
daily sponsors and special needs for each band. TNDV will work alongside
production specialist GoVision, which hired TNDV and will provide all large
format video displays for the concerts; and Unlimited Visibility, which will
oversee lighting and staging among other production tasks.
Aspiration is built to support large, multifaceted productions such as the Big Dance
Concert Series, with multiple cameras, high-capacity routing and switching, and
a comprehensive audio suite on board.
TNDV President Nic Dugger said he anticipated special audio needs given the
multiple band rotations, with TNDV producing special remixes for live
broadcasts. TNDV will use festival style patching with a digital stage box and
MADI fiber to feed Aspiration, and add crowd microphones to ensure that the
live sound is authentic with local crowd flavor. The complete Aspiration audio
production workflow will include ProTools multi-track recording and JoeCo MADI
On the video side, Dugger expects on-demand Deko graphics and Harris Broadcast
HView SX Hybrid multiviewers to play big roles, with multiviewers used inside
and outside the truck to monitor live signals. TNDV will also use multiple Aja
Ki-Pro Recorders to provide quick recorded media turnaround to participating
bands, and employ various up, down and cross-conversion tools to accommodate
the GoVision displays and live broadcast feeds.