Much like the sections of an orchestra combine the musical chaos of sound and skill to create a symphony, the teams of tradesmen, carpenters, electricians and painters apply their different talents to create a convention set inside Quicken Loans Arena.
Their coda or ending unveiled Tuesday at the arena with a 3D mockup of the stage.
"This stage that we've designed is probably one of the most advanced stages ever put together,” said Convention Executive Producer Phil Alongi.
The advancement in technology has enabled them to create two screens behind the speaker on the podium covering 1,711 square feet. They’re made of 636 individual LED panels with the larger upper screen curved in a convex shape and the lower screen in a concave shape.
Convention CEO Jeff Larson said it will take them the next two days to put up.
"It's not putting up a stage for a Madonna concert, there's a lot that goes into this,” Larson said.
This spring Donald Trump called the 2012 Tampa convention the single most boring convention he’d ever seen adding he wanted to see more showbiz out of this year’s event. But much of the set design took place before he was the nominee.
Still Larson said they had been working with Paul Manafort and the Trump team and there were some tweaks.
"I think the enhancements we've made with the Trump campaign have made a set design and a stage that's going to be I think it's going to be the best one we've ever had,” Larson said.
In the meantime that orchestra of tradespeople plays out nearly round the clock as the crews cram six weeks of worth into four. Still Larson said they will be ready.
"We've got this timed out to every single day exactly what's going to happen and we're right on schedule."