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Show Technology Celebrate a Successful Twenty Years

Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2014

Show Technology Celebrate a Successful Twenty Years
It’s hard to believe but is has been twenty years since Show Technology was formed, a time when Roboscans and Goldenscans were the sought after technology and Emmanuel was fresh out of the DJ box!
As a company Show Technology set out to provide quality products supported by unprecedented pre and post-sales support. The company offers its sales partners design and technical service support and is quite often involved in the intricate planning of major projects right from the early stages of a projects inception. This close working involvement with their partners ensures the company’s products are supported long after they have been sold and installed.
Leading the company over this period has been Emmanuel Ziino, a man who has earned respect from the industry, both at home and internationally.
“I am proud to be in charge of an industry leading company that has been around for this long,” commented Emmanuel. “The last twenty years has seen much change in technology, markets and people, yet we have always adapted while not losing our core principles of customer service and support.”
Of course behind every great man is a great woman and Emmanuel is quick to point out that his wife Gina was crucial to the company’s success.
“Gina has been my support from way before Show Technology and was there from the early days setting up accounting and administration systems, some of which are still in use today,” he said.
The 20th anniversary was celebrated by a couple of hundred industry professionals at, not surprisingly, a swish Italian restaurant complete with entertainment by the King himself. Many of those present have been by Show Technology’s side over the past twenty years.
“Part of our customer base today is still the same group we started with, yet we have many newer and “younger” customers,” added Emmanuel. “This provides a healthy mix that keeps our company dynamic.”
Show Technology’s suppliers have always been rock solid, and the company has grown with their core suppliers of MA, Martin and Clay Paky from day one. At the same time they have built strong support from suppliers that came along once their journey had started.
Show Technology may have some of the world’s best products to distribute but that would mean nothing if they didn’t have a loyal and dedicated team of staff.
“We couldn’t have got to where we are today without the support and dedication of key staff,” remarked Emmanuel. “”I’d like to thank our current team for such a dedicated effort and together, I think we are well positioned for the next twenty years!”
At the anniversary event Vince Haddad, James Moore and Philip Ngay were recognized for their contribution to the company having been there the entire twenty years whilst Ed Santucci was also commended for his ten years with the company.
“This is a great industry with fantastic people that probably doesn’t get the recognition it deserves outside our market circles,” concluded Emmanuel. “There is a huge amount of talent out there producing shows, conferences, concerts and events daily, usually with limited time and budgets yet with spectacular results.”
“A wonderful evening with awesome food, entertainment and the who’s who of the lighting industry in attendance. It shows how much these guys are respected and admired for the service and great products they have bought to us for the last twenty years. Well done.” Tony Davies, managing director Chameleon Touring Systems.
“I was there, I sat next to Tony. He was funny and wore a pink stripy shirt. I had a great night. Emmanuel hit the nail on the head when he said it was a family affair. Looking around the room, I saw the same familiar faces I have been dealing with my entire career. It was like a big family dinner.” Paul Collison, Eleven Design.
“To see Vince dressed as Elvis and perform like that is something I will never forget.” Tim Hall, managing director, Resolution X.
“What a great evening – great food, great wine, great company, two celebration cakes, a great history of images, a lounge singer singing Italian standards and an Elvis impersonator. Could you ask for more? Congratulations Emmanuel, Gina and the team on twenty years and a great evening.” Neale Mace, managing director Entertainment Installations.
“Wow, what a GREAT PARTY!  We were delighted to join EZ, Gina, and the Show Tech team together with industry colleagues to celebrate their 20th birthday! Elvis was great and his serenade very entertaining. It certainly was a milestone event and one which will be remembered by all those who joined in the fun. Can’t wait for the 21st birthday….” Sue Bishop, CC’s Light & Sound.
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Showtech1 – Show Technology staff Vince Haddad, James Moore, Philip Ngay and Ed Santucci are honoured for their long service.
Showtech2 – Elvis is in the building
Showtech3 – Gina and Emmanuel Ziino

It’s hard to believe but is has been twenty years since Show Technology was formed, a time when Roboscans and Goldenscans were the sought after technology and Emmanuel was fresh out of the DJ box!

As a company Show Technology set out to provide quality products supported by unprecedented pre and post-sales support. The company offers its sales partners design and technical service support and is quite often involved in the intricate planning of major projects right from the early stages of a projects inception. This close working involvement with their partners ensures the company’s products are supported long after they have been sold and installed.

Leading the company over this period has been Emmanuel Ziino, a man who has earned respect from the industry, both at home and internationally.

“I am proud to be in charge of an industry leading company that has been around for this long,” commented Emmanuel. “The last twenty years has seen much change in technology, markets and people, yet we have always adapted while not losing our core principles of customer service and support.”

Of course behind every great man is a great woman and Emmanuel is quick to point out that his wife Gina was crucial to the company’s success.

“Gina has been my support from way before Show Technology and was there from the early days setting up accounting and administration systems, some of which are still in use today,” he said.

The 20th anniversary was celebrated by a couple of hundred industry professionals at, not surprisingly, a swish Italian restaurant complete with entertainment by the King himself. Many of those present have been by Show Technology’s side over the past twenty years.

“Part of our customer base today is still the same group we started with, yet we have many newer and “younger” customers,” added Emmanuel. “This provides a healthy mix that keeps our company dynamic.”

Show Technology’s suppliers have always been rock solid, and the company has grown with their core suppliers of MA, Martin and Clay Paky from day one. At the same time they have built strong support from suppliers that came along once their journey had started.

Show Technology may have some of the world’s best products to distribute but that would mean nothing if they didn’t have a loyal and dedicated team of staff.

“We couldn’t have got to where we are today without the support and dedication of key staff,” remarked Emmanuel. “”I’d like to thank our current team for such a dedicated effort and together, I think we are well positioned for the next twenty years!”

At the anniversary event Vince Haddad, James Moore and Philip Ngay were recognized for their contribution to the company having been there the entire twenty years whilst Ed Santucci was also commended for his ten years with the company.

“This is a great industry with fantastic people that probably doesn’t get the recognition it deserves outside our market circles,” concluded Emmanuel. “There is a huge amount of talent out there producing shows, conferences, concerts and events daily, usually with limited time and budgets yet with spectacular results.”

“A wonderful evening with awesome food, entertainment and the who’s who of the lighting industry in attendance. It shows how much these guys are respected and admired for the service and great products they have bought to us for the last twenty years. Well done,” Tony Davies, managing director Chameleon Touring Systems.

“I was there, I sat next to Tony. He was funny and wore a pink stripy shirt. I had a great night. Emmanuel hit the nail on the head when he said it was a family affair. Looking around the room, I saw the same familiar faces I have been dealing with my entire career. It was like a big family dinner.” Paul Collison, Eleven Design.

“To see Vince dressed as Elvis and perform like that is something I will never forget,” Tim Hall, managing director, Resolution X.

“What a great evening – great food, great wine, great company, two celebration cakes, a great history of images, a lounge singer singing Italian standards and an Elvis impersonator. Could you ask for more? Congratulations Emmanuel, Gina and the team on twenty years and a great evening,” Neale Mace, managing director Entertainment Installations.

“Wow, what a GREAT PARTY!  We were delighted to join EZ, Gina, and the Show Tech team together with industry colleagues to celebrate their 20th birthday! Elvis was great and his serenade very entertaining. It certainly was a milestone event and one which will be remembered by all those who joined in the fun. Can’t wait for the 21st birthday….” Sue Bishop, CC’s Light & Sound.

Images

Showtech1 – Show Technology staff Vince Haddad, James Moore, Philip Ngay and Ed Santucci are honoured for their long service.
Showtech2 – Elvis is in the building
Showtech3 – Gina and Emmanuel Ziino
www.showtech.com.au

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The ‘Connect with COOLUX’ sessions at ENTECH CONNECT 2014

Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2014

The ‘Connect with COOLUX’ sessions at ENTECH CONNECT 2014.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the development of the industry’s skills and as a way for us to highlight the amazing COOLUX Pandora’s Box in a non-sales, no-pressure environment we have decided to run COOLUX training across both days of ENTECH CONNECT.
Importantly, the instructors for these sessions will be three of the brightest guys on the planet for this product, Harry Gladow, from COOLUX (Manager of Asia Pacific), Paul Collison, from Eleven Design as well as Show Technology’s very own Vince Haddad.
If you’ve ever wondered what all the hype is about this product OR would simply like to get your brain around this technology, then these sessions are for you. All are most welcome.
Schedule Outline.
DAY 1 (Wed 23rd July.)
- Getting Started with Pandora’s Box (11.30am)
o Setting up a Pandoras’s Box Project.
o Importing Media
o Introduction to Timeline Programming
o Intoduction to DMX/Artnet Control via Lighting Console
- Warping with Pandora’s Box (1.30pm)
o How to set up a projector Warp using PB Warper
o Examples of different types of warps
o How to export Warp to Pandoras Box
o Soft Edge Blending
- Integration using Widget Designer (3.30pm)
o Inroduction Widget Designer STD/Pro/ULT.
o How to connect to and control Pandora’s Box.
o Demonstation Pandora’s Box NetLink
o Overview of Pro and ULT version – Nodes.
DAY 2 (Thurs 24th July.)
- Getting Started with Pandora’s Box (11.30am)
o Setting up a Pandoras’s Box Project.
o Importing Media
o Introduction to Timeline Programming
o Intoduction to DMX/Artnet Control via Lighting Console
- Hot to Track with Pandora’s box (1.30 pm)
o Intoduction/Demonstration of Coolux Camera Tracking System
o Intergration to Pandora’s Box
o PSN intergration to Grand MA2 PSN Network.
- “NEW FEATURE” PB Venue Site (3.30pm)
o What is Venue Site
o How to set it up
o How to visualise your show with Venue Site.
Each session will run for 30 – 45mins each and there are very limited positions (just 12) available for each session. You can book for one session, two or more.
In addition to the above sessions, we will have the training room open for all to come and see the magic of the NEW COOLUX tracking systems, outside of these training sessions
To register send your details to training@showtech.com.au.

As part of Show Technology’s ongoing commitment to the development of the industry’s skills and as a way for them to highlight the amazing COOLUX Pandora’s Box in a non-sales, no-pressure environment they have decided to run COOLUX training across both days of ENTECH CONNECT.

Importantly, the instructors for these sessions will be three of the brightest guys on the planet for this product, Harry Gladow, from COOLUX (Manager of Asia Pacific), Paul Collison, from Eleven Design as well as Show Technology’s very own Vince Haddad.

If you’ve ever wondered what all the hype is about this product OR would simply like to get your brain around this technology, then these sessions are for you. All are most welcome.

Schedule Outline.

DAY 1 (Wed 23rd July.)

- Getting Started with Pandora’s Box (11.30am)

o Setting up a Pandoras’s Box Project.
o Importing Media
o Introduction to Timeline Programming
o Intoduction to DMX/Artnet Control via Lighting Console

- Warping with Pandora’s Box (1.30pm)

o How to set up a projector Warp using PB Warper
o Examples of different types of warps
o How to export Warp to Pandoras Box
o Soft Edge Blending

- Integration using Widget Designer (3.30pm)

o Inroduction Widget Designer STD/Pro/ULT.
o How to connect to and control Pandora’s Box.
o Demonstation Pandora’s Box NetLink
o Overview of Pro and ULT version – Nodes.

DAY 2 (Thurs 24th July.)

- Getting Started with Pandora’s Box (11.30am)

o Setting up a Pandoras’s Box Project.
o Importing Media
o Introduction to Timeline Programming
o Intoduction to DMX/Artnet Control via Lighting Console

- Hot to Track with Pandora’s box (1.30 pm)

o Intoduction/Demonstration of Coolux Camera Tracking System
o Intergration to Pandora’s Box
o PSN intergration to Grand MA2 PSN Network.

- “NEW FEATURE” PB Venue Site (3.30pm)

o What is Venue Site
o How to set it up
o How to visualise your show with Venue Site.

Each session will run for 30 – 45mins each and there are very limited positions (just 12) available for each session. You can book for one session, two or more.

In addition to the above sessions, we will have the training room open for all to come and see the magic of the NEW COOLUX tracking systems, outside of these training sessions

To register send your details to training@showtech.com.au.

 

Australian Experts to host discussion and presentation on Knock-off & Unsafe Equipment’s impact across the industry at ENTECH CONNECT

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014

MXW delivers superior digital audio, carried by Dante over standard Ethernet using shielded Cat5 cables while all components with rechargeable Li-Ion batteries provide in-unit rechargeabilit“ENTECH CONNECT is proud to announce that it will be hosting a discussion and presentation on Knockoff & Unsafe Equipment its impact across the Australian industry.  A panel of key industry experts from manufactures to end users, will come together to discuss this growing problem and its effects on the industry.”
Facilitated by Julius Graton (CX Media), the esteemed panel includes:
Steve Devine, Meyer Sound / ACETA
Frank Andrewartha, Quest Engineering / ACETA
Peter McKenzie, Philips Selecon / ACETA
Andrew MacColl, Staging Connections
This free to attend session, will provide an exclusive insight for everyone in the industry on this growing problem, whilst covering the following topics;
What is a knockoff and what isn’t?
Not everything from China is a knockoff
Involvement from organised crime in the counterfeit industry
Economics & Insurance issues
Safety compliance issues and Exposure to legal action?
The session will be held at ENTECH CONNECT from 2pm – 3:00pm on Thursday 24th July 2014 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Melbourne.  Information on the panellists can be found at www.entechshow.com.au.
y and ten hours of battery life.

ENTECH CONNECT is proud to announce that it will be hosting a discussion and presentation on Knockoff & Unsafe Equipment its impact across the Australian industry.  A panel of key industry experts from manufactures to end users, will come together to discuss this growing problem and its effects on the industry.

Facilitated by Julius Graton (CX Media), the esteemed panel includes:

Steve Devine, Meyer Sound / ACETA

Frank Andrewartha, Quest Engineering / ACETA

Peter McKenzie, Philips Selecon / ACETA

Andrew MacColl, Staging Connections

This free to attend session, will provide an exclusive insight for everyone in the industry on this growing problem, whilst covering the following topics;

What is a knockoff and what isn’t?

Not everything from China is a knockoff

Involvement from organised crime in the counterfeit industry

Economics & Insurance issues

Safety compliance issues and Exposure to legal action?

The session will be held at ENTECH CONNECT from 2pm – 3:00pm on Thursday 24th July 2014 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Melbourne.  Information on the panellists can be found at www.entechshow.com.au.

 

ALIA 2014 Annual General Meeting

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

The 2014 ALIA AGM will be held at 4:30pm on Wednesday 23rd of July in a meeting room at the Entech Connect Show in the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

The meeting will present a review of the progress that ALIA has made in the last 12 months and, more importantly, provide an opportunity for members to influence the future direction of the association through the election of committee members.

All committee positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and six ordinary committee members, are open for nominations and election. This is your opportunity to have an input to the direction of ALIA. Due to our members’ wide geographic dispersion and frequently frantic work-habits, the 2014 election of office bearers will be held by a combination of email, fax, and personal voting at the meeting.

Nomination forms for all committee positions are available for downloading.

Full meeting details on the AGM page

 

ALIA Seminars at Entech Connect 2014: Video in Production – design, technologies and tools

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Lighting and video designers, video artists and technologists get together to look at the roles and possibilities of video as a design element in production. Ultra high resolution cameras, display panels, projectors, scalers and servers combine with compositing and rendering tools to further blur the distinction between performance and video design. Is a live animated projection part of the design or one of the performers? Where is this leading us?

Chaired by Andy Ciddor (AV and Video & Filmmaker magazines)

Panel
Ben Claydon (Mediatec Group)
Rohan Thornton (Firelight Production Services)
Paul Collison (Eleven Design)
David McKinnon (CVP)
Scott Allan (Freelance Lighting Designer)

To book go to http://www.entechshow.com.au/entechconnect/education/seminars

 

ALIA Seminars at Entech Connect 2014: Lighting Design vs Lighting Technology

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

A panel of lighting luminaries debate the relative influence of design concepts and the available technologies on the way productions look. Do designers wait for the technology to catch up with their ideas or does the availability of new tools push design ideas in new directions. This session will cast new light on a debate as old as the nail-hole gobo and as new as LED beam lights.

Chaired by Joseph Mercurio (VCA)

Panel
Peter Darby (Victorian Opera)
Phil Lethlean (Freelance Lighting Designer)
Matt Scott (Freelance Lighting Designer)
Marcus Pugh (Resolution X)
Simon Barrett (Show Technology)

To book go to http://www.entechshow.com.au/entechconnect/education/seminars

 

ALIA Seminars at Entech Connect 2014: Lighting Design 101

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Although you won’t leave this seminar ready to design the next season at Stratford upon Avon, an international concert tour, or a Broadway musical, you will have a grasp of the fundamental tools and techniques of the modern lighting designer. Lighting Designer Scott Allan will cover topics including, text analysis, modelling fundamentals, selection of angle, colour and luminaires, cueing and plotting concepts, and a survey of available CAD and visualisation tools.

This is an entry level design course, but a knowledge of basic lighting concepts is necessary.

To book go to http://www.entechshow.com.au/entechconnect/education/seminars

 

ALIA Seminars at Entech Connect 2014: Lighting Systems Technology 101

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

So you want to work in Lighting? How do you put together a large lighting system? This session is based on the System Technician Seminar provided by lighting production and rental company, Resolution X, for its own crews. Presented by Marcus Pugh from Res X, it covers the role of the lighting system technician and how to put together a lighting system in a professional manner. The concept of system design applies to concert touring, theatre, television, corporate events – basically anywhere large lighting systems are in use. Topics covered include the System Technician role and responsibilities, system design and set up, power distribution, data distribution, touring dimmer/distribution systems and patching.

This is an entry level systems course, but a knowledge of basic lighting concepts is necessary.

To book go to http://www.entechshow.com.au/entechconnect/education/seminars

 

International industry experts line up to discuss the future of lighting technology

Posted on Thursday, June 19th, 2014

ENTECH CONECT opens its doors, 10am 23 July. Don’t miss over 40 of Australia’s leading manufacturers and distributors.
Don’t miss the session that will give attendees unprecedented access to international lighting industry experts who actively influence what is coming next.  A panel of key stakeholders from both design and manufacturing sides of the business will discuss the latest advancements in industry technology, and how it is influencing the industry.
Facilitated by Joseph Mercurio from University of Melbourne, the esteemed panel includes:
>  LeRoy Bennett, Seven Design Works
>  Steve Brown, NDY Light
>  Todd Hensley, Schuler Shook
>  Josef Valchar, Robe
>  Paul Collison, eleven DESIGN
>  Peter Johansen, SGM
The Future of Lighting Technology panel session is open anyone involved in the lighting industry including designers, programmers and technicians. Organisers are encouraging participants to submit questions and topics for discussion in advance, by emailing seminars@etf.com.au.
The session will be held at 3:30pm on Thursday 24 July.
More information and tickets available at www.entechshow.com.au.

ENTECH CONECT opens its doors, 10am 23 July. Don’t miss over 40 of Australia’s leading manufacturers and distributors.

Don’t miss the session that will give attendees unprecedented access to international lighting industry experts who actively influence what is coming next.  A panel of key stakeholders from both design and manufacturing sides of the business will discuss the latest advancements in industry technology, and how it is influencing the industry.

Facilitated by Joseph Mercurio from University of Melbourne, the esteemed panel includes:

>  LeRoy Bennett, Seven Design Works

>  Steve Brown, NDY Light

>  Todd Hensley, Schuler Shook

>  Josef Valchar, Robe

>  Paul Collison, eleven DESIGN

>  Peter Johansen, SGM

The Future of Lighting Technology panel session is open anyone involved in the lighting industry including designers, programmers and technicians. Organisers are encouraging participants to submit questions and topics for discussion in advance, by emailing seminars@etf.com.au.

The session will be held at 3:30pm on Thursday 24 July.

More information and tickets available at www.entechshow.com.au.

 

LSC to Attend InfoComm 2014

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

LSC will attend this year’s InfoComm 2014 show on the Technologies for Worship Pavilion, stand C8486.
LSC will be a part of the popular interactive stage featuring live band, sound and lights with the lighting this year being controlled by a LSC Clarity LX600 console.
The live situation gives visitors the opportunity to not only see the LX600 console in action in a real working environment, but also to get some hands on experience in its operation.
Rob Steel from the US office will be on hand to help visitors see for themselves the power of LX Consoles and other LSC products on show such as the MDR range of DMX/RDM Splitters and Nexus Ethernet/DMX converters.
InfoComm 2014 is the largest professional AV show in the world, with more than 950 exhibitors and 35,000+ attendees from over 110 countries.
The show is on June 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, Las Vegas NV.

LSC will attend this year’s InfoComm 2014 show on the Technologies for Worship Pavilion, stand C8486.

LSC will be a part of the popular interactive stage featuring live band, sound and lights with the lighting this year being controlled by a LSC Clarity LX600 console.

The live situation gives visitors the opportunity to not only see the LX600 console in action in a real working environment, but also to get some hands on experience in its operation.

Rob Steel from the US office will be on hand to help visitors see for themselves the power of LX Consoles and other LSC products on show such as the MDR range of DMX/RDM Splitters and Nexus Ethernet/DMX converters.

InfoComm 2014 is the largest professional AV show in the world, with more than 950 exhibitors and 35,000+ attendees from over 110 countries.

The show is on June 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, Las Vegas NV.

www.lsclighting.com.au

 

International industry experts line up to discuss the future of lighting technology at ENTECH CONNECT

Posted on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The show that is known for presenting the latest in lighting technology to the industry, ENTECH
CONNECT, announces a session that gives attendees unprecedented access to international experts
who actively influence what is coming next.  A panel of key lighting industry stakeholders from both
design and manufacturing sides of the business will discuss the latest advancements in industry
technology, and how it is influencing the industry.
Facilitated by Joseph Mercurio from University of Melbourne, the esteemed panel includes:
• LeRoy Bennett, Seven Design Works
• Steve Brown, NDY Light
• Todd Hensley, Schuler Shook
• Josef Valchar, Robe
• Paul Collison, eleven Design
• Peter Johansen, SGM
“This session will be an exclusive insight for the industry, with access to the opinions of many
influential stakeholders.  I will be asking them about a diverse range of topics such as future light
sources and the impact of energy restrictions, and I’ll also welcome input from the audience, making
this as interactive as possible,” commented Joseph Mercurio when asked about his plan for the
session.
The session is open anyone involved in th

The show that is known for presenting the latest in lighting technology to the industry, ENTECH CONNECT, announces a session that gives attendees unprecedented access to international experts who actively influence what is coming next.  A panel of key lighting industry stakeholders from both design and manufacturing sides of the business will discuss the latest advancements in industry technology, and how it is influencing the industry.

Facilitated by Joseph Mercurio from University of Melbourne, the esteemed panel includes:

• LeRoy Bennett, Seven Design Works

• Steve Brown, NDY Light

• Todd Hensley, Schuler Shook

• Josef Valchar, Robe

• Paul Collison, eleven Design

• Peter Johansen, SGM

“This session will be an exclusive insight for the industry, with access to the opinions of many influential stakeholders.  I will be asking them about a diverse range of topics such as future light sources and the impact of energy restrictions, and I’ll also welcome input from the audience, making this as interactive as possible,” commented Joseph Mercurio when asked about his plan for the session.

The session is open anyone involved in the lighting industry including designers, programmers and technicians. Organisers are encouraging participants to submit questions and topics for discussion in advance, by emailing seminars@etf.com.au

The session will be held at ENTECH CONNECT from 3:30pm – 5:00pm on Thursday 24  July 2014 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Melbourne.  Information on the panellists can be found at www.entechshow.com.au.

Tickets for the session are on sale now via the event website and it is recommended that seats be booked in advance to secure attendance.

 

Show Technology hold yet another woeful Golf Day

Posted on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Regular members were once again warned to steer clear of Moore Park Golf Club as Show Technology held yet another disastrous and quite frankly, embarrassing Golf Day.

Grabbing their Weapons of Grass Destruction, the players were divided into four teams headed by Show Technology’s Sean Mayo, Mark McInnes, Chris Durrant and Mike Gearin.

Sean Mayo’s team (AKA The Sultans of Swing) consisted of Thomas Amarti (Microhire), Nathan Jones (Innovative), and Simon Richardson (Lots Of Watts Australia) and they were delighted to win the coveted prize of bugger all.

A sulky Mark McInnes and his team (AKA The Dimpled Balls) lost to Sean’s team on a putt off and are still whinging about it. Team members Peter Reith (Penrith Light & Sound), Dave Campbell (AVE), and Nik Bogdanovik (EO Designs) knew they were in trouble when Mark twice did an “Adolf Hitler” …. two shots in the bunker.

Chris Durrant’s team (AKA The Bogey Men) included Brendan Sadgrove (Innovative), Dan Bergan (Scene Change), and Nick Blaxwell (Microhire) were frankly just there for the beer and it showed.

As for Mike Gearin’s team (AKA The Fore Horsemen) of Paul Walton (Fusion Ent), Vic Hekimian (Scene Change) and Jeremy Koch (Innovative), well they were clearly given balls that were afraid of the dark.

In complete safety, Show Technology confidently offered an entire case of Martin MAC 101’s to anyone who could get a hole-in-one on the 10th. We all know that this is an occurrence in which a ball is hit directly from the tee into the hole on a single shot by a golfer playing alone.

Dave Campbell won nearest the pin on the 10th and Dan Bergan won longest drive on the 18th with an amazing Rock Hudson – thought it was straight, but it wasn’t – shot.

Highlight of the day was Nik Bogdanovic’s attempts at distracting other players by putting his shoulder out twice. He was last seen leaving for the emergency department on the 10th.

www.showtech.com.au

 

ALIA Tour to James Blunt, Melbourne

Posted on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

James Blunt is set to tour Australia in support of his new album Moon Landing. Bringing a full band with him for the tour and renowned for his charm and grace on stage, Australian audiences will be treated to songs from his highly anticipated new album as well as a collection of hits.
The lighting for the show is designed by the immensely talented Paul Normandale with Glen Johnson touring as lighting director. Glen has conducted several tours for ALIA in the past and they are always a delight. Fortunately he has agreed to conduct one in Melbourne so don’t miss this opportunity!
The rig includes 41 x Martin MAC Aura, 32 x MAC Viper Profile, 6 x MAC Viper AirFX, 8 x Clay Paky Sharpy, 8 x 4 Lite Linea, 4 x 2 Lite Mole, 18 x JARAGs, 2 x Flo 1800w Short Throw, 2 x Mirror Ball 48in-Half, and a Mirror Ball 5ft Dia. Control is an MA2.
Where: The Plenary, Melbourne
When: Sunday June 8th
Time: 4pm
If you would like to attend this tour then email your name and mobile number to mailto:tours@alia.com.au Please state whether or not you are an ALIA member.  Note that tours cost $20 for non-members. Please ensure that you have read the ALIA Tour Protocol.
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James Blunt is set to tour Australia in support of his new album Moon Landing. Bringing a full band with him for the tour and renowned for his charm and grace on stage, Australian audiences will be treated to songs from his highly anticipated new album as well as a collection of hits.

The lighting for the show is designed by the immensely talented Paul Normandale with Glen Johnson touring as lighting director. Glen has conducted several tours for ALIA in the past and they are always a delight. Fortunately he has agreed to conduct one in Melbourne so don’t miss this opportunity!

The rig includes 41 x Martin MAC Aura, 32 x MAC Viper Profile, 6 x MAC Viper AirFX, 8 x Clay Paky Sharpy, 8 x 4 Lite Linea, 4 x 2 Lite Mole, 18 x JARAGs, 2 x Flo 1800w Short Throw, 2 x Mirror Ball 48in-Half, and a Mirror Ball 5ft Dia. Control is an MA2.

Where: The Plenary, Melbourne
When: Sunday June 8th
Time: 4pm

If you would like to attend this tour then email your name and mobile number to tours@alia.com.au Please state whether or not you are an ALIA member.  Note that tours cost $20 for non-members. Please ensure that you have read the ALIA Tour Protocol.

Photos: Robert Hollingworth

 

PLASA to Host Pre-LDI Party to Benefit Behind the Scenes

Posted on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

PLASA has announced that they will host the Behind the Scenes Happy Hour, a pre-LDI party with music, food and drinks from 6pm-8pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at The Las Vegas Hotel.
The goal of Behind the Scenes Happy Hour is not only to throw a great party but also to raise money for Behind the Scenes which provides financial support to entertainment technology professionals when they are ill or injured or to their surviving family members. Funds are granted which can be used towards medical care, basic living costs and funeral expenses. Behind the Scenes, an initiative of the PLASA Foundation (formerly the ESTA Foundation) brings help and hope in times of great need. At this time, it will replace the Rock Our World Awards and Cocktail Reception, as that program is being evaluated and updated for the future.
Current sponsors include Altman Lighting (Diamond) and Barbizon Lighting Company (Gold). Sponsorship opportunities are available on multiple levels and information can be obtained online at na.plasa.org/news/LDI/BTS_HappyHour_SponsorPacket_2014.pdf or by emailing katie.mcculloh@plasa.org for more information.
Tickets for the Behind the Scenes Happy Hour will go on sale in September.

PLASA has announced that they will host the Behind the Scenes Happy Hour, a pre-LDI party with music, food and drinks from 6pm-8pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at The Las Vegas Hotel.

The goal of Behind the Scenes Happy Hour is not only to throw a great party but also to raise money for Behind the Scenes which provides financial support to entertainment technology professionals when they are ill or injured or to their surviving family members. Funds are granted which can be used towards medical care, basic living costs and funeral expenses. Behind the Scenes, an initiative of the PLASA Foundation (formerly the ESTA Foundation) brings help and hope in times of great need. At this time, it will replace the Rock Our World Awards and Cocktail Reception, as that program is being evaluated and updated for the future.

Current sponsors include Altman Lighting (Diamond) and Barbizon Lighting Company (Gold). Sponsorship opportunities are available on multiple levels and information can be obtained online at na.plasa.org/news/LDI/BTS_HappyHour_SponsorPacket_2014.pdf or by emailing katie.mcculloh@plasa.org for more information.

Tickets for the Behind the Scenes Happy Hour will go on sale in September.

 

Entech & Entech Connect Riggers Forum welcomes key sponsor

Posted on Monday, May 26th, 2014

The annual EEntech & Entech Connect Riggers’ Forum has secured Australia’s Pollard Productions as a key sponsor for the first time, further enhancing the programme’s reputation as the only one of its type in the Asia-Pacific region.
The two day programme, which offers attendees to the opportunity to workshop with key industry leaders whilst exploring and debating this specialist section of the industry, will take place on the 23 -24 July at the at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Australia.
James D Ring, managing director of Pollard Productions said, “Pollard Productions are very proud and pleased to be the Riggers’ Forum Sponsor for Entech Connect. The Forum sessions are important because they help spread the word on safety and share knowledge and experience with others leading to a better and safer industry.”
Stephen Dallimore Entech Connect event manager added, “When we launched the Riggers’ Forum in 2012 we wanted it to be an interactive, encouraging open discussion on the use of newly devised products and industry practices and to review the process of standardisation. I’m delighted to welcome Pollard Productions on board as a partner for the Riggers’ Forum in 2014.”

The annual Entech & Entech Connect Riggers’ Forum has secured Australia’s Pollard Productions as a key sponsor for the first time, further enhancing the programme’s reputation as the only one of its type in the Asia-Pacific region.

The two day programme, which offers attendees to the opportunity to workshop with key industry leaders whilst exploring and debating this specialist section of the industry, will take place on the 23 -24 July at the at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Australia.

James D Ring, managing director of Pollard Productions said, “Pollard Productions are very proud and pleased to be the Riggers’ Forum Sponsor for Entech Connect. The Forum sessions are important because they help spread the word on safety and share knowledge and experience with others leading to a better and safer industry.”

Stephen Dallimore Entech Connect event manager added, “When we launched the Riggers’ Forum in 2012 we wanted it to be an interactive, encouraging open discussion on the use of newly devised products and industry practices and to review the process of standardisation. I’m delighted to welcome Pollard Productions on board as a partner for the Riggers’ Forum in 2014.”

www.entechshow.com.au/

 

IES Seminars – Enlightenment: The Basics if Efficient Lighting

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

2014 Seminar Programme

GOLD COAST: Thu 4th; Fri 5th; Sat 6th September 2014
MELBOURNE: Sat 11th; Sat 18th; Sat 25th October 2014
PERTH: Tue 11th; Tue 18th; Thu 20th November 2014

> Why

The course provides fundamental lighting knowledge and basic lighting principles that all people touched by our industry should be familiar with.

It is not intended as a precursor to other established lighting courses but more as an induction program to lighting for those who require no specialist lighting training.

> Who

Retail lighting staff sales
Representative lighting staff
Electrical contractors
Facility managers
Factory staff
Manufacturing staff
Wholesale staff

> Course Outline

The energy efficient lighting course is delivered by a combination of three full day or evening face-to-face sessions, as well as home study, assessment and revision

IESANZ Member: A$1,100 pp • Non Member: A$1,210 pp • Groups: A$1,045 pp for 5 or more registrations.

In-house Courses (10 – 25 participants) are available on request at a cost of $995 pp inclusive of GST. If you wish to run a course in-house, you must be able to provide a seminar room, whiteboard, screen and catering.

Non member registrants receive a one year associate membership of IES: The Lighting Society included in their registration. See www.iesanz.org  for membership benefits

> Contact

More information and registration is available at http://enlightenment.iesanz.org or email or call Anne Stewart nswsecretary@iesanz.info Tel: 61 2 8091 4008

http://enlightenment.iesanz.org

2014 Seminar Programme
http://enlightenment.iesanz.org
GOLD COAST: Thu 4th; Fri 5th; Sat 6th September 2014
MELBOURNE: Sat 11th; Sat 18th; Sat 25th October 2014
PERTH: Tue 11th; Tue 18th; Thu 20th November 2014
> Why
The course provides fundamental lighting knowledge and basic lighting principles that all people touched by our industry should be familiar with.
It is not intended as a precursor to other established lighting courses but more as an induction program to lighting for those who require no specialist lighting training.
> Who
Retail lighting staff sales
Representative lighting staff
Electrical contractors
Facility managers
Factory staff
Manufacturing staff
Wholesale staff
> Course Outline
The energy efficient lighting course is delivered by a combination of three full day or evening face-to-face sessions, as well as home study, assessment and revision
IESANZ Member: A$1,100 pp • Non Member: A$1,210 pp • Groups: A$1,045 pp for 5 or more registrations.
In-house Courses (10 – 25 participants) are available on request at a cost of $995 pp inclusive of GST. If you wish to run a course in-house, you must be able to provide a seminar room, whiteboard, screen and catering.
Non member registrants receive a one year associate membership of IES: The Lighting Society included in their registration. See www.iesanz.org  for membership benefits
> Contact
More information and registration is available at http://enlightenment.iesanz.org or email or call Anne Stewart nswsecretary@iesanz.info  Tel: 61 2 8091 4008
 

SPARC Design 2014 – program of events

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014

SPARC Design is a celebration of lighting design and an educational experience for lighting professionals and other lighting industry stakeholders. It coincides with magnificent VIVID Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. Don’t miss this opportunity — register today!

SPARC Design 2014 features:

* Diverse professional presentations  in architectural, daylight, urban art and theatre lighting design topics from industry experts

* TALKING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT: powered by PechaKucha, presentations from lighting designers and other lighting industry stakeholders

* Cocktail functions both evenings

All SPARC Design activities will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Circular Quay on 26 & 27 May — in the very heart of VIVID Sydney!

Download the full program here

 

Vivid Sydney at Sydney University – 3D Mapping Competition

Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

This is an official invitation to take part in Australia’s first open source 3D mapping festival. Winning entries will be projected on to one of Sydney’s oldest buildings.

Your work will be showcased along side leading 3D mapping artists to a global audience of millions.

This is your chance to have your work featured on this auspicious building between 27th May and 3rd of June 2014 from 6pm till 12pm each night.

We are accepting both existing and new works of animation and moving image art from both students and the wider global creative community. Tell us a story, paint the building, show us know your creative ideas for this space.

Entry Details

Entrants are allowed to submit a maximum of five entries’ per person with each piece to be a maximum length of 10 minutes.

Animations chosen will be shown during set times each evening on the Sydney University Quad Building and the wining entry’s will be notified via e-mail on the 23rd May.

Submissions closing date will be 12pm Monday 19th May 2014.

Entry Specifications

Please deliver all content to the following specifications.

• Composition Size: 3072×2368 px

• Compositions to be supplied in a Quicktime file with DXV Codec (downloaded here http://www.d3technologies.com/support/downloads?utf8=%E2%9C%93&downloads_category_id=22 )

• 30 frames per second.

• Audio at 44.1Khz constant bitrate

• Maximum 10 minutes in length per composition.

• All files must be named – with the Composition Name – Authors Full name and location. For example – VIVID-PATH_TO_THE_FUTURE-BLUELINES_IN_3D-MASSIVE_ATTACK-LONDON

• All files are to be delivered in via E-mail with a 200 word artist bio and a functioning download link (High tail, We transfer etc)

• All files to be sent to Vivid.projections@sydney.edu.au – prior to 12pm on Monday 19th May.

• Winners will be announced on the 22nd May 2014.

File downloads

Please use the following download links for the building files to be used for all 2D and 3D compositions.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/49ct6tfrcohmex3/HnAqC9Ts7R

Please remember that the surface of the building is a dark stone material and final animations seriously benefit from bright contrasting colours to achieve the best visual experience for the audience.

Good Luck

For more event details please contact joe@finelytuned.com.au

The University of Sydney / 27th May – 3rd June 2014
This is an official invitation to take part in Australia’s first open source 3D mapping festival. Winning entries will be projected on to one of Sydney’s oldest buildings.
Your work will be showcased along side leading 3D mapping artists to a global audience of millions.
This is your chance to have your work featured on this auspicious building between 27th May and 3rd of June 2014 from 6pm till 12pm each night.
We are accepting both existing and new works of animation and moving image art from both students and the wider global creative community. Tell us a story, paint the building, show us know your creative ideas for this space.
Entry Details
Entrants are allowed to submit a maximum of five entries’ per person with each piece to be a maximum length of 10 minutes.
Animations chosen will be shown during set times each evening on the Sydney University Quad Building and the wining entry’s will be notified via e-mail on the 23rd May.
Submissions closing date will be 12pm Monday 19th May 2014.
Entry Specifications
Please deliver all content to the following specifications.
• Composition Size: 3072×2368 px
• Compositions to be supplied in a Quicktime file with DXV Codec (downloaded here http://www.d3technologies.com/support/downloads?utf8=%E2%9C%93&downloads_category_id=22 )
• 30 frames per second.
• Audio at 44.1Khz constant bitrate
• Maximum 10 minutes in length per composition.
• All files must be named – with the Composition Name – Authors Full name and location. For example – VIVID-PATH_TO_THE_FUTURE-BLUELINES_IN_3D-MASSIVE_ATTACK-LONDON
• All files are to be delivered in via E-mail with a 200 word artist bio and a functioning download link (High tail, We transfer etc)
• All files to be sent to Vivid.projections@sydney.edu.au – prior to 12pm on Monday 19th May.
• Winners will be announced on the 22nd May 2014.
File downloads
Please use the following download links for the building files to be used for all 2D and 3D compositions.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/49ct6tfrcohmex3/HnAqC9Ts7R
Please remember that the surface of the building is a dark stone material and final animations seriously benefit from bright contrasting colours to achieve the best visual experience for the audience.
Good Luck
For more event details please contact joe@finelytuned.com.au
 

ALIA Tour to Michael Bublé, Melbourne

Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014

Michael Bublé’s To Be Loved tour has been smashing box office records wherever it has played; in the UK it was originally slated to do six nights at London’s O2 Arena, he was forced to add four extra shows when the first run sold out in just five minutes.

The tour has now reached Australia along with Michael’s long time LD and ex-Melbourne resident Kurt Wagner who has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of his lighting rig on Sunday May 4th in Melbourne. The rig includes 3 x grandMA2 consoles with 4 x NPUs, 3 x d3 media servers, 141 x Martin MAC Vipers, 36 x Martin Viper Wash DX, 14 x Martin MACIIIs, 12 x Martin MAC Auras, 174 x Chroma-Q Color Force 12s, and 7 x Reel EFX DF-50 hazers.

Where: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
When: Sunday May 4th
Time: 2.30pm

To read a full account of the lighting go to: http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/41-production-profile/12025-michael-bubles-qto-be-lovedq-tour-.html

If you would like to attend this tour then email your name and mobile number to mailto:tours@alia.com.au Please state whether or not you are an ALIA member.  Note that tours cost $20 for non-members. Please ensure that you have read the ALIA Tour Protocol.

 

Award winning lighting set designer LeRoy Bennett headlines the Education Program at ENTECH CONNECT 2014.

Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

This week sees the launch of the 2014 Education Program for ENTECH CONNECT, featuring an impressive line up of speakers and topics headlined by international lighting guru LeRoy Bennett.
An award winning lighting set designer, Bennett works with the world’s leading performance artists including Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Rammstein, and Rihanna. His CV down the years is a veritable who’s who of artists performing on the world stage.
Bennett will be discussing his personal philosophy of design during his inspiring and informative session. He will walk the audience through his creative process from the muse, embryonic stages of discovery, sharing and drawing ideas from the artist or client, throughout his processes to completion of design.
“The combination of musical and architectural emotion is the driving force behind my work! ”  Bennett states.  “I always enjoy sharing my love for design with people who embrace the creative process, and I am very excited about speaking at ENTECH CONNECT and meeting people in the Australian creative community!”
The Education Program at this year’s ENTECH CONNECT is an expanded series of seminars and lunches covering topics for Pro Audio, Audio Visual, Integration, Lighting and Staging Professionals.   “We feel privileged that LeRoy Bennett has accepted our invitation to headline the program this year.  ENTECH CONNECT is delighted to offer this once-in-a-career opportunity to visitors of the show, enabling them to meet and learn from one of the world’s best!” said Stephen Dallimore, Event Manager of the show.
The session will be held from 10:30am – 12:00pm on Wednesday 23 July 2014 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Melbourne.  Tickets for the session are on sale now via the event website, and it is recommended that seats be booked in advance to secure attendance.

This week sees the launch of the 2014 Education Program for ENTECH CONNECT, featuring an impressive line up of speakers and topics headlined by international lighting guru LeRoy Bennett.

An award winning lighting set designer, Bennett works with the world’s leading performance artists including Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Rammstein, and Rihanna. His CV down the years is a veritable who’s who of artists performing on the world stage.

Bennett will be discussing his personal philosophy of design during his inspiring and informative session. He will walk the audience through his creative process from the muse, embryonic stages of discovery, sharing and drawing ideas from the artist or client, throughout his processes to completion of design.

“The combination of musical and architectural emotion is the driving force behind my work! ”  Bennett states.  “I always enjoy sharing my love for design with people who embrace the creative process, and I am very excited about speaking at ENTECH CONNECT and meeting people in the Australian creative community!”

The Education Program at this year’s ENTECH CONNECT is an expanded series of seminars and lunches covering topics for Pro Audio, Audio Visual, Integration, Lighting and Staging Professionals.   “We feel privileged that LeRoy Bennett has accepted our invitation to headline the program this year.  ENTECH CONNECT is delighted to offer this once-in-a-career opportunity to visitors of the show, enabling them to meet and learn from one of the world’s best!” said Stephen Dallimore, Event Manager of the show.

The session will be held from 10:30am – 12:00pm on Wednesday 23 July 2014 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Melbourne.  Tickets for the session are on sale now via the event website, and it is recommended that seats be booked in advance to secure attendance.

http://www.entechshow.com.au/entechconnect

 

ALIA Tour to Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age – PERTH

Posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Two of the world’s most influential bands of the last decade, Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age, have joined forces for a massive double headline tour of Australia.

In what could arguably be described as one of the biggest double bills to ever reach our shores, QOTSA and NIN will kick off this explosive tour at Sydney Entertainment Centre on Thursday March 6th 2014 and continue on around the country visiting Newcastle, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and Christchurch.

With the first headline band on stage being decided each night by the toss of a coin, fans will want to make sure they’re at the ready for a big night from the minute doors open.

ALIA members have the unique chance to get a guided tour of the lighting rig from BOTH lighting designers – Paul Guthrie (NIN) and Fraser Elisha (QOTSA, originally designed by Paul Normandale) – next Tuesday in Perth. The rig includes 81 x Ayrton Magic Panel 602, 153 x Chromlech ElidyS, 12 x Clay Paky Sharpy, 19 x Sharpy spot, 97 x Martin MAC Aura, 36 x SGM X-5 LED Strobe and 6 x VL3500 Wash.

Where: Perth Arena
When: Tuesday March 11th
Time: 4.00pm

If you would like to attend this tour then email your name and mobile number to mailto:tours@alia.com.au Please state whether or not you are an ALIA member.  Note that tours cost $20 for non-members. Please ensure that you have read the ALIA Tour Protocol.

 

Memorial for Katie Louise Broadbent

Posted on Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Lighting tech Katie Louise Broadbent, who worked at The Clock Tower Theatre and the Monash Theatre and previously at the Kingston Performing Arts Centre, was killed on Australia Day whilst attending a music festival as a punter.

A man, 24, of Lake Bolac, was charged with culpable driving, dangerous driving resulting in death, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render assistance, and driving under the influence of alcohol. He had driven over Katie’s tent and left her for dead at around 5.50am on Sunday 26th January 2014 – Australia Day.
Friends say she was awesome. “She was keen to learn and would do anything you asked her to do. She had great feel at the console and a fantastic attitude”, said Linda Krive.
The festival itself was a private event for 300 people on the farm of a well known district familiy. The community of Rochester are devastated by the accident, according to the Bendigo Advertiser.
The performing arts community, and Katie’s friends are hosting a memorial at 3.30pm FRIDAY JANUARY 31 2014 at the Standard Hotel in Fitzroy. The funeral is in Adelaide on Tuesday. Katie comes from Adelaide. Everyone sends their deepest condolences to her family.

A man, 24, of Lake Bolac, was charged with culpable driving, dangerous driving resulting in death, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render assistance, and driving under the influence of alcohol. He had driven over Katie’s tent and left her for dead.

Friends say she was awesome. “She was keen to learn and would do anything you asked her to do. She had great feel at the console and a fantastic attitude”, said Linda Krive.

The festival itself was a private event for 300 people on the farm of a well known district familiy. The community of Rochester are devastated by the accident, according to the Bendigo Advertiser.

The performing arts community, and Katie’s friends are hosting a memorial at 3.30pm FRIDAY JANUARY 31 2014 at the Standard Hotel in Fitzroy. The funeral is in Katie’s home town of Adelaide on Tuesday.

Everyone sends their deepest condolences to her family.

 

Novatech Creative Event Technology Open Day

Posted on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

 

ALIA Tour to Bon Jovi, Melbourne

Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

The Bon Jovi Because We Can: The Tour comes in two formats; the stadium show and the arena show and fortunately Melbourne will be getting the full stadium show, not an arena design altered for stadium dates.

Designed by Performance Environment Design Group (Doug “Spike” Brant), the entire stage has been turned into the front end of a ’59 Buick Electra. The band plays standing in front of the 130’ wide car’s grille, flanked by the four headlights that are each 10’ in diameter. The windscreen of the car is a video.

The massive lighting rig includes PRG Bad Boys and Best Boys, GLP impressions X4s, Clay Paky Sharpys, Chromlech Elidy-S, Atomic and Hungaroflash strobes, Expolite TourLED IP67 LED PARs, Philips Color Kinetics ColorBlast, Brite Box Flame 1.6kW Followspots, Robert Juliat Lancelot 4kW Followspots.

Lighting director Sooner Routhier has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of the lighting THIS SUNDAY!!

Where: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

When: Sunday December 8th

Time: 4.30pm

To read a full account of the lighting go to: http://livedesignonline.com/bon-jovi-because-we-can-tour/spike-brant-his-stadium-design-bon-jovi-because-we-can-tour

If you would like to attend this tour then email your name and mobile number to mailto:tours@alia.com.au Please state whether or not you are an ALIA member.  Note that tours cost $20 for non-members. Please ensure that you have read the ALIA Tour Protocol.

 

ALIA Tour to Beyoncé, Sydney

Posted on Monday, October 28th, 2013

The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour starring Beyoncé is one of the most highly anticipated tours of the year. The critics have consistently praised her energetic stage shows likening her to the best entertainers of the past with her own brand of sass and class that makes her the artist of the future.

Following her historic performance at the Pepsi SuperBowl XLVII Halftime Show in New Orleans, Beyoncé officially returned to a full-time touring schedule, her first since the I Am…World Tour in 2009, with a new, bolder state-of-the-art production.
The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour starring Beyoncé, the Biggest Tour of 2013, with its explosive special effects and intricate, strobe-laden light show, is an artistic triumph and the entertainer’s most ambitious undertaking to date. It is bigger in scope than any of her previous shows, fittingly designed for the vastness of arenas.
In Australia, Beyoncé has enjoyed massive success with albums ‘Dangerously in Love’, ‘B’Day’, ‘I Am… Sasha Fierce’ and last year’s ‘4′, plus numerous smash hit singles such as ‘Run The World (Girls)’, ‘Love on Top’, ‘If I Were A Boy’, ‘Single Ladies’, ‘Halo’ and ‘Crazy in Love’.
The critics have consistently praised her energetic stage shows likening her to the best entertainers of the past with her own brand of sass and class that makes her the artist of the future.

With its explosive special effects and intricate, strobe-laden light show, the production is an artistic triumph and the entertainer’s most ambitious undertaking to date. It is bigger in scope than any of her previous shows, fittingly designed for the vastness of arenas.

Lighting was designed by LeRoy Bennett with Whitney Hulverston as Lighting Director. The rig features 71 x Martin MAC Viper, 94 x Martin MAC Aura, 208 x Clay Paky Sharpy, 454 x SGM X-5 LED Strobe, 28 x Vari-lite 3500 Wash FX, 7 x Syncrolite SXB5, 2 x Martin MAC III Performance, 208 x Martin MAC 700 Custom Mirror fixture (Fabricated  by Upstaging lighting), 2 x ETC Source Four Pars and 16 x Color Kinetics Color Blast.

Whitney has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of the lighting in Sydney on Sunday November 3rd at 3pm.

Note that there is quite a bit of reprogramming happening that weekend – hence the possibility that LeRoy Bennett may also be available – so the time may change a little.

Only ten people are allowed on this tour so it is strictly members-only.

Where: Allphones Arena, Sydney

When: Sunday November 3rd

Time: 3.00pm

If you would like to attend this tour then email your name and mobile number to mailto:tours@alia.com.au. Please ensure that you have read the ALIA Tour Protocol.