MTV Video Music Awards 2021

We Built the 16’ High Tunnel for the 2021 Video Music Awards (Image Courtesy of Yellow Studio)

A 50’ High Inflatable Moonperson Anchors the Stage Design (Image Courtesy of Yellow Studio)

ATOMIC Built the LED-lit Tunnel for 2021 VMAs (Image Courtesy of Yellow Studio)

An Overhead Look at the Entire Set for the 2021 VMAs (Image Courtesy of Yellow Studio)

Madonna Shocks the Audience with an Appearance at the 2021 VMAs (Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)

Doja Cat’s ‘Worm’ Ensemble Captivates the Audience (Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)

Lil Nas X Accepts an Award in Front of The LED Tunnel We Built for the Show (Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)

Another Spectacular Time at MTV Video Music Awards (Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)

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We are no strangers to building custom tunnels for the MTV Video Music Awards. Back in 2016, we built a super angular, aluminum-welded, LED-laden tunnel that served as the walkway for performers and announcers to make their way to the stage. But in 2021, we harnessed that experienced tunnel vision and built a 16’ high by 10’ wide tunnel smack dab in the middle of a 50’ high inflated moon man. 🤯 It was a spectacle for sure!

This tunnel included some beautiful LED handy work thanks to our power techs and was seen throughout the show in white, pink, orange, blue, and green hues. There were many notable times an iconic artist emerged from the tunnel – either to perform, announce nominations, or accept the coveted moonperson award.

We’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of the MTV Video Music Awards over the years and excited to see what 2022 brings.

A big shoutout to some of our favorite collaborators from the 2021 VMAs:

  • Production Design: Julio Himede / Yellow Studio
  • Art Direction: Matt Steinbrenner / Stein Design Inc.
  • Fog Effects: Pyrotek Special Effects Inc.
  • Lighting Design: Tom Sutherland / DX 7 Design
  • Screens Producer: Trevor Burk / Visual Noise Creative
  • Staging: All Access Staging
  • Rigging: Kish Rigging