40+ years of fun and games…
Paul Christensen and his wife Donna founded Omega Productions in March of 1973. The Company specializes in live concert television specials, as well as live concert CD recordings. Omega also provides live event production and consulting services to the Entertainment and Sports Industries.
The Christensens co-produce all their projects working as a team… an approach they believe is responsible for the success of 48 years of marriage and 42+ years of award winning production excellence.
The company was originally founded in 1973 to supply live music recording services to the record and television industries, a service that continues to this day. One of their three 48 track mobile recording trucks was the original Wally Heider Mobile 2, which they purchased from Chris Stone, owner of the well respected, LA based, Record Plant Studios. Many of the over 300 artists with which the the company has worked, were projects done live in the field with the Omega Remote Unit.
From 1981 to 1991, Omega maintained a 48 track recording studio facility in Dallas, co-located with a video post production house, Video Post & Transfer. It was during this period that the Christensens fulfilled their goal to learn the television and film business from the inside out. In addition to studio recording, the facility was one of the pioneers of audio post for television and film. During this time Mix Magazine recognized the studio by inviting them to grace the cover of the May 1982 magazine. During this period, the company worked on numerous studio projects with Prince, Anderson, Buford, Wakeman & Howe (Yes), Asleep at the Wheel, New Edition, Paul Shafer, Talking Heads, DFW Mass Choir, B. B. King, Joe Ely, Tony Orlando, Chet Baker, NTU 1 O’Clock Jazz Band, Carl Perkins, Brave Combo and Jimmy Stewart among many.
Looking at the big picture…
That 10 year experience enabled the Christensens to integrate their knowledge of music recording and concert production with what they had learned about television and film. Omega’s producing philosophy integrates all of these disciplines…. recording, studio, stage and concert, with the latest developments in television and film, assuring a greater level of success and cost savings. Omega can take control of all aspects of a recorded event, assuring that there is a memorable concert, as well as a successful CD recording, DVD or BD (Blu-Ray Disc).
They have recently been called on to produce more internet based live concert events, which are streamed live to world wide audiences. Their understanding of new media, the internet and the newest forms of production allows them to assist their clients in leveraging today’s emerging music markets.
A rich tapestry of music…
During the company’s 42+ year history, Paul Christensen and his wife Donna and their staff have worked with over 300 of the best known personalities in the business: comedy stars such as Bob Hope, Steve Allen, Jack Lemmon and David Brenner; Broadway legends like Ben Vereen, Tommy Tune, Lena Horne and Chita Rivera; film artists Michael Keaton, Charlton Heston, Jimmy Stewart and Dennis Quaid and music legends like Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.
Their work has crossed all lines of music… from the jazz of Ramsey Lewis, Dizzy Gillespie, Michael Franks and Al Jarreau; the rock of U2, Van Halen, Little Feat and Neil Young; the country of Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, George Jones and Garth Brooks; the blues of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Bobbie Blue Bland and Robert Cray; the R&B and funk sounds of The Neville Brothers, The Meters, The Commodores and Johnnie Taylor, to the gospel sounds of Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond and the Mississippi Mass Choir.
Paul Christensen is a graduate of Peacock Military Academy and Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he met his wife, Donna. He is married to the love of his life, Donna Garrison, who co-produces all Omega events, as well as his life.
The Christensens live on the Texas Gulf Coast (in a commercial building built in 1909, which they recently restored for their home and offices) in Palacios, Texas. They can see the water of Tres Palacios Bay (Matagorda Bay) from their windows. Their son Clay lives near Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Kim, son Frankie Nathan, daughter Cassandra Gail, son Adric Lewis, son Garrison Paul, son Hartley Clay and new daughter Mabel Ann (say that three times quickly!). Their daughter Faith lives near Berlin, Germany with her new daughter, Hope Vivian.