In the end, they went with the most daring of the three ideas. All Access went way beyond the call of duty to make this difficult challenge a reality.
Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) October 26, 2006
All Access Staging & Productions, Inc. was awarded the prestigious Parnelli Award for Set Construction Company of the Year for their touring stage for Rascal Flatts.
Designed by fellow Parnelli winner Bruce Rodgers of Tribe, Inc., the Rascal Flatts "Me and My Gang" set is a "3D immersive experience" of nearly 300 LED video tiles that play a variety of images and effects. The impressive "Halo" structure flies 225 of these tiles in a 40' diameter circle on custom aluminum frames designed by All Access. "We presented three options to the band, all based around LED video imagery," said Rodgers. "In the end, they went with the most daring of the three ideas. All Access went way beyond the call of duty to make this difficult challenge a reality."
The Parnelli was accepted by All Access CEO, Clive Forrester and president, Erik Eastland. "I'd like to first thank Bruce Rodgers for bringing us this challenging project," said Eastland. "The real credit goes to our staff, including Bob Hughes, Dave Agar, Andy Perrin, Dana Roofener and especially Robert Achlimbari – everyone really came through."
The Parnelli Award http://www.parnelliawards.com is the industry's highest honor for live event professionals. The award recognizes pioneering, influential professionals and their contributions, honoring both individuals and companies. The Parnelli is also about moving the industry forward with the same qualities that defined the person for whom it is named – Rick "Parnelli" O'Brien, an extraordinary production manager and human being. The award is presented annually at the Lighting Dimensions International Show, and is sponsored by Projection, Lights & Staging News and Front of House magazines.
About Tribe, Inc.
Tribe, Inc. was founded by Bruce Rodgers in 1996 as a full service design company dedicated to the exploration of new innovations in entertainment design. Tribe's core group of young, multidimensional talent allows it the diversity necessary to create wholly unique and highly specialized projects. With a client list including such familiar names as Madonna, AT&T, Jennifer Lopez, Microsoft, General Motors, Ricky Martin, Lucent Technologies, MTV, Warner Bros., Coca-Cola, American Express, Disney, ABC, CBS, Universal Studios, 20th Century Fox and the National Football League, as well as new and emerging technology and entertainment clients such as Oxygen Media, Tribe is looking forward to continuing its tradition of bringing the cutting edge to the mainstream. Visit http://www.tribedesign.net for more information.
About All Access
Originators of the trend-setting Versa Stage system, All Access has grown into a major presence in the touring industry over the past 18 years. In addition to Rascal Flatts, the company has supplied staging and effects for Paul McCartney, KISS, The Grammys, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Microsoft, MTV, Red Bull, Nextel, AMA Supercross and many more. All Access has grown significantly in recent years, expanding its client base by bringing the excitement of arena show technology to sports and corporate events.
The All Access headquarters is located at 1320 Storm Parkway in Torrance, CA 90501, (310) 784-2464, with an East Coast office and warehouse at One North Park Drive, Newton, NJ 07860, (973) 579-0067. All Access can be visited online at http://www.allaccessinc.com.