DCR Nashville and Lighting Designer Nathan Alves, a Partner in Darkroom Creative in Franklin, Tennessee, answered the Live Event & Entertainment Professionals’ call to action by bathing some of Nashville’s iconic landmarks in red light on September 1. Their contribution to the WeMakeEvents #redalertRESTART initiative was the Mobile Visual Art Platform (MVAP) outfitted with Claypaky Scenius fixtures. The MVAP rolled through Music City with surgical precision, lighting up the Tennessee State Capitol, the AT&T Building, the Ascend Amphitheatre, downtown’s Bank of America building the Shelby Street Bridge and the neo‐classical Parthenon.
Nathan Alves and DCR Nashville’s Owner and President Howard Jones had been sharing news on COVID‐ 19’s impact on the Nashville live event industry when Alves sent an email regarding #redalertRESTART. “Howard was quick to jump on the phone,” Alves recalls. “He didn’t just want to do something but do something interesting and impactful. He asked if I’d be willing to help him with this idea he had to put lights on a flatbed.” A mix of 38 Claypaky Scenius Spots and Profiles filled the flatbed truck. No other fixtures were featured. “Claypaky knows how to make a punchy light,” Alves declares. “We needed something that had great color and great punch to make the truck work. In some instances, we were painting buildings from across the river or over a block away. The Scenius fixtures were more than capable of answering that call to service. ”