Elvis Returns to Concert Stage

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Pete's Big TVs/Performance Video Supplies Production to Stig Edgren Event

All eyes turned to the stage as the familiar “Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey” heralded The King. Elvis was indeed in the building - but on video.

For two days in February, Elvis Presley came alive. Pete's Big TVs/Performance Video (PBTV/PV) supplied the video projection and production to the Stig Edgren event to make it happen.

“Elvis Presley in Concert” reunited Elvis on video with some of his former bandmates including original Musical Director & Conductor Joe Guercio and a 16-piece orchestra, The Sweet Inspirations female backing vocals group and a band lineup featuring James Burton (Presley's lead guitarist 1969-1977), Glen Hardin (pianist 1970-1976), Paul Leim (drums) and Nathan East (bass).

This year's shows Feb. 12 at the Mohegan Sun Arena and Feb. 15 at Radio City Music Hall were similar to past shows, featuring a 15x20 foot high screen - portrait style - on which Elvis appeared in select singing performances from past concert footage. With his voice isolated, Elvis “sings” along with the live performers onstage. Two side screens each 12x16 feet projected live images from the show.

PBTV/PV crew included President Peter Daniel, Engineer in Charge Paul Whitfield with camera operators Erin Lynch, Dave “Legs” Driscoll and Phil Summers. LED Tech was Matt Ellar. Video Director Kate Twitchell directed the live show with three manned cameras and four robotic cameras.

Rob Villalobos was in charge of “Little Elvis” - the tape machine featuring the star of the show.

Peter Daniel says the experience was so immersive, you almost forgot that Elvis is only on video. “When Rob hits ‘play,' Elvis is in the building,” Daniel notes.

PBTV/PV has been involved with the Elvis Presley in Concert production since its incarnation in 1997, including the DVD “Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert Event” filmed in Memphis in 2002. More tour dates are planned through 2012 for North America, Canada, Asia and Europe under Stig Edgren Productions, in association with Graceland/EPE Enterprises.

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Pete's Big TVs/Performance Video provides LED video screens, projection and full video production for concert, entertainment and corporate events since 1987. For current news, photos and updates on projects in action, visit the company on Facebook at www.facebook.com/videoequipmentrental or call 1-800-999-0010.

Press Release: Debi Moen, INK.

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