- Thibaut Duverneix specializes in creating immersive experiences, from airports to live shows.
- Duverneix’s efforts highlight plans to renovate the grand lobby of Nashville International Airport. This area opens on Tuesdays.
Thibaut Duverneix and his team of filmmakers and artists spent months bringing Nashville and its natural, urban beauty to life.
Two 70-foot video boards showcase the wonders of Tennessee in 8k resolution, level with the night lights of Nashville, the love of the Smoky Mountains, and everything in between. A 3-minute video loops and pays tribute to Volunteer State. Starting Tuesday, footage of drone shots of Lower Broadway and scenic nature shots, including a waterfall, will welcome guests as they descend the escalator to his TSA checkpoint.
Duverneix’s work, called “City of Lights,” highlights the multi-billion dollar BNA Vision improvement plan, the true centerpiece as passengers enter Nashville International Airport’s new grand lobby.
The Duverneix production team traveled to 20 sites in Nashville and the state, combining live action and computer-generated imagery.
“It immerses you in the city and the streets,” he said.
“We wanted to showcase the nature and diversity that Tennessee has to offer.”
As the airport expands, as many as 23 million passengers are expected to walk by Duverneix’s video each year.
He said the project will remind travelers of Orlando’s airport, which welcomes guests with video packages.
“Every time we push content, we try to make it very unique,” says Duverneix. “We really spend time understanding the city and the locals.”
As guests pass through the expanded TSA checkpoint at Nashville Airport, Duverneix said he wants everyone to enjoy varying levels of engagement with the video board. For some, he said, they would feel restless. Lower He may want to snap a selfie or take a photo as the bright lights of Broadway light up the Nashville night sky.
He is ready for passengers to review his long-awaited project.
“Now it’s the world that decides,” said DuVernaix.
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