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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.

 

ALIA Tour to Ricky Martin, Sydney

Posted on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Ricky Martin mania is sweeping through the country as he tours Australian for the first time in more than 10 years. Having sold 70 million albums, 95 platinum records, 6 No. 1 Billboard albums, 11 No. 1 hit song, 2 American Music Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 8 World Music Awards, 10 Billboard Awards, 8 MTV Music Video Awards and now with another Gold Album under his belt, it proves Ricky Martin is an entertainment power house.

Mandylights have designed a stunning show that includes 44x PRG Best Boy 400, 37x GLP Impression X4 Wash, 24x Clay Paky Sharpy, 16x Vari*Lite VL3500 Wash, 12x Martin Atomic Strobe, 64x ProShop LED PAR, 34x Molefay Duet, 7x Molefay 4way, 9x Molefay 8way, 8x Svoboda Batten, 2x MDG Hazers, and 2x LSG Low Smoke Machines. Control is 1x GrandMA 2 Full Size (Active), 1x GrandMA 2 Light (Backup), and 4x PRG MBox Extreme Media Servers (2 active, 2 backup).

Richard Neville has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of the lighting rig as well as running through the Kinesys and video components. You will also be invited to stay and watch the show from the FOH position by Richard’s side.

Where: Allphones Arena, Sydney

When: Saturday October 19th

Time: 6.00pm

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.

 

PLASA Awards for Innovation 2013 – winners announced

Posted on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Following a second hectic day at PLASA London 2013, a packed audience gathered yesterday evening in the AudioLab Arena to congratulate the winners of the PLASA Awards for Innovation, sponsored by Lighting & Sound International magazine. The winner of the prestigious Gottelier Award was also announced at the ceremony.
The PLASA Awards for Innovation recognise products that advance the industry by demonstrating a new style of thinking, improving technical practice or taking a key step forward in terms of safety. During the show’s opening two days, 45 new products were judged ‘live’ by an independent panel of expert judges who toured the show floor to view each product presentation.
Eight awards of equal standing were presented, as well as the PLASA Award for Sustainability, to the following winners:
Clay Paky for the A.Leda B-EYE K20
The judges said, “The B-EYE had a “wow” factor. It’s an innovative look and a modern retake on a classic effect. It’s also a fully-functional and versatile luminaire.”
SGM for the G-Spot LED
The judges said, “It’s the first fully weatherised automated profile spot. It’s an elegant and aesthetically pleasing fixture that will be able to withstand any show in any environment, and be able to withstand even the British festival season.”
QSC Audio for the PLD/CXD Amplifier
The judges said, “This is an incredibly flexible amplifier that can be used in almost any situation. It can sub-divided and reconfigured, and will work well in installations or as hire stock.”
Flare Audio for the SB18C
The judges said, “This product uses a truly innovative approach to an age-old problem. It takes the concept of reducing materials to a whole new level and the technologies that have been adopted offer exciting possibilities.”
Bleasdale for the Interactive User Manual
The judges said, “This is the first user manual that people will enjoy using. It has a lot of potential not just as a reference book but also as an interactive training resource. It provides a green solution that will save resources, and it solves the age-old RTFM problem.”
Line 6 for the StageScape M20d
The judges said, “We were impressed with the simplicity of the user interface. It fits a point in the market where technical ability is secondary to usability, yet maintains a layer that is more familiar to a pro user. It’s a totally different way of thinking and it encourages a conceptual approach to sound.”
Robe for the Mini-Me
The judges said, “It’s the first to bring a new form factor to digital luminaires. It’s conservative in its use of channels and it’s a digital moving light with the simplicity of a conventional automated fixture.”
The final award is shared between two products of similar purpose and equal merit: LumenRadio for the SuperNova3, and Artistic Licence for eSense
The judges said, “They both solve data management problems eloquently and practically. They will create new ways of understanding the massive data produced by shows and installations in an efficient and understandable way.”
The Award for Sustainability was awarded to TMB for the Solaris LED Flare. The judges said, “This product will save loads of energy by eliminating massive power consumption of existing fixtures including strobes, audience blinders, and wash fixtures.”
In addition to the above awards, the judges wanted to give a number of honourable mentions. These were for:
Brompton Technology for the Tessera M-Series LED video processor
The judges said, “This is a really clever and long overdue approach to a common video problem. It is a manageable platform for a multitude of LED screen technologies.”
Artistic Licence for Art-Osc
The judges felt that this open source protocol would be adopted across the industry because of its ease of implementation and adaptability.
Flare Audio for the X5A
The judges wanted to commend this product as it shares the same innovative concept as the award-winning Flare Audio SB18C.
Chromlech for the Tap Techology/Elidy Strip
The judges were excited by the potential of this concept.
Honourable mentions also went to two products that represent impressive advancements in the state-of-the-art of entertainment lighting: Clay Paky for the Sharpy Wash 330 and Robe for the Pointe.
In addition, Jim Bornhorst won the Gottelier Award, which aims to recognise product developers who have made significant and sustained contributions to the advancement of entertainment, presentation or installation technology.
Chris Toulmin, Head of Events, PLASA London, said, “Year after year we see the most fantastic products being developed and brought to market that can make a significant difference. Some are industry changers while others, just as importantly, are simply designed to make an engineer’s life that much easier. This year’s winners raise the bar again and we congratulate them all on their achievements.”

Following a second hectic day at PLASA London 2013, a packed audience gathered yesterday evening in the AudioLab Arena to congratulate the winners of the PLASA Awards for Innovation, sponsored by Lighting & Sound International magazine. The winner of the prestigious Gottelier Award was also announced at the ceremony.

The PLASA Awards for Innovation recognise products that advance the industry by demonstrating a new style of thinking, improving technical practice or taking a key step forward in terms of safety. During the show’s opening two days, 45 new products were judged ‘live’ by an independent panel of expert judges who toured the show floor to view each product presentation.

Eight awards of equal standing were presented, as well as the PLASA Award for Sustainability, to the following winners:

Clay Paky for the A.Leda B-EYE K20

The judges said, “The B-EYE had a “wow” factor. It’s an innovative look and a modern retake on a classic effect. It’s also a fully-functional and versatile luminaire.”

SGM for the G-Spot LED

The judges said, “It’s the first fully weatherised automated profile spot. It’s an elegant and aesthetically pleasing fixture that will be able to withstand any show in any environment, and be able to withstand even the British festival season.”

QSC Audio for the PLD/CXD Amplifier

The judges said, “This is an incredibly flexible amplifier that can be used in almost any situation. It can sub-divided and reconfigured, and will work well in installations or as hire stock.”

Flare Audio for the SB18C

The judges said, “This product uses a truly innovative approach to an age-old problem. It takes the concept of reducing materials to a whole new level and the technologies that have been adopted offer exciting possibilities.”

Bleasdale for the Interactive User Manual

The judges said, “This is the first user manual that people will enjoy using. It has a lot of potential not just as a reference book but also as an interactive training resource. It provides a green solution that will save resources, and it solves the age-old RTFM problem.”

Line 6 for the StageScape M20d

The judges said, “We were impressed with the simplicity of the user interface. It fits a point in the market where technical ability is secondary to usability, yet maintains a layer that is more familiar to a pro user. It’s a totally different way of thinking and it encourages a conceptual approach to sound.”

Robe for the Mini-Me

The judges said, “It’s the first to bring a new form factor to digital luminaires. It’s conservative in its use of channels and it’s a digital moving light with the simplicity of a conventional automated fixture.”

The final award is shared between two products of similar purpose and equal merit: LumenRadio for the SuperNova3, and Artistic Licence for eSense

The judges said, “They both solve data management problems eloquently and practically. They will create new ways of understanding the massive data produced by shows and installations in an efficient and understandable way.”

The Award for Sustainability was awarded to TMB for the Solaris LED Flare. The judges said, “This product will save loads of energy by eliminating massive power consumption of existing fixtures including strobes, audience blinders, and wash fixtures.”

In addition to the above awards, the judges wanted to give a number of honourable mentions. These were for:

Brompton Technology for the Tessera M-Series LED video processor

The judges said, “This is a really clever and long overdue approach to a common video problem. It is a manageable platform for a multitude of LED screen technologies.”

Artistic Licence for Art-Osc

The judges felt that this open source protocol would be adopted across the industry because of its ease of implementation and adaptability.

Flare Audio for the X5A

The judges wanted to commend this product as it shares the same innovative concept as the award-winning Flare Audio SB18C.

Chromlech for the Tap Techology/Elidy Strip

The judges were excited by the potential of this concept.

Honourable mentions also went to two products that represent impressive advancements in the state-of-the-art of entertainment lighting: Clay Paky for the Sharpy Wash 330 and Robe for the Pointe.

In addition, Jim Bornhorst won the Gottelier Award, which aims to recognise product developers who have made significant and sustained contributions to the advancement of entertainment, presentation or installation technology.

Chris Toulmin, Head of Events, PLASA London, said, “Year after year we see the most fantastic products being developed and brought to market that can make a significant difference. Some are industry changers while others, just as importantly, are simply designed to make an engineer’s life that much easier. This year’s winners raise the bar again and we congratulate them all on their achievements.”

www.plasashow.com

 

ALIA Tour to Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour™ – Melbourne

Posted on Monday, September 30th, 2013

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour™ is a once-in-a-lifetime electrifying production that combines Michael Jackson’s music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity to give fans worldwide a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of the artistic genius who forever transformed global pop culture. Transposed in the theatrical and acrobatic language of Cirque du Soleil, Michael Jackson’s music and his messages have taken on a life of their own.

Mark Fisher designed the sets and Martin LeBrecque the lighting with the rig featuring heaps of Vari*lite fixtures including 65 X VL 880, 27 X VL 3000, 24 X Vl 3500 wash FX, 40 X VLX, and 10 X VL3X. Added to that are 22 x Martin Atomic 3000 with colour scrollers, 6 x IPIX BB7 and 162 x Chroma-Q Color Block 2. Control is by 2 x MA Lighting grandMA2. There are also 26 costumes filled with LEDs!

Yanick Blais (Lighting Crew Chief) and Eric Belanger (Lighting Director/Board Operator) have kindly agreed to lead an ALIA Tour in Melbourne next week.

Where: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

When: Friday October 11th

Time: 5.00pm

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.

 

2013 Plasa Awards for Innovation now accepting entries

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013

PLASA London 2013, which takes place at ExCeL London from 6–9 October 2013, is proud to announce the launch of the 2013 PLASA Awards for Innovation, and is inviting entries at www.plasashow.com/awards until Friday 27 September. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in the new AudioLab Arena on Monday 7 October at 6.00pm.

Jennie Barratt, Show Manager, PLASA London 2013, said, “PLASA London is regarded as a major international launch pad for new products. During its history, it has seen hundreds of product innovations introduced to the market – a trend which we expect to see continued at the 2013 event. The PLASA Awards for Innovation aim to emphasise this focus on true innovation.”
The PLASA Awards for Innovation recognise products that advance the industry by demonstrating a new style of thinking, improving technical practice or taking a key step forward in terms of safety. All successfully vetted products are judged against one another on the strength of their innovation alone. The judging panel, led once again by LSi’s Technical Editor, Richard Cadena, will have eight awards of equal standing at their disposal, with the added option of making one or more of these a ‘Gold’ Award – for products which stand out above the rest.
In addition, the judges can also choose to give the PLASA Award for Sustainability, which recognises products that can claim a significant reduction of power usage for its product type/application, effective use of renewable energy sources, or significant reduction of environmental impact of product lifecycle.
The award ceremony will also honour the recipient of the 2013 Gottelier Award. Named in memory of Tony Gottelier, the industry innovator and commentator who passed away in 2006, the Gottelier Award aims to recognise product developers who have made significant and sustained contributions to the advancement of entertainment, presentation or installation technology – whether in audio, lighting, rigging, staging, or any other related field. This year’s nominees are:
Jim Bornhorst – The man who pioneered the moving light, Jim Bornhorst is widely considered the father of the modern show lighting fixture. Setting out to improve the efficiency of PAR Can rigs by creating a “gel changer” he and his team instead created the first Vari-Lite. With the support of Genesis, the first moving light rig was seen in Barcelona in 1981, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Chris Cronin – In almost 35 years in the business, Chris has been at the forefront of the entertainment staging industry, developing flexible, safe trussing structures and has had a hand in pushing forward many of the developments we take for granted.
Wayne Howell – Wayne’s innovative products such as Micro-Scope DMX tester, the Lamp Tramp, the DMX-Dongle, DMX-Split, Pixi-Web and Visual Patch have won many industry accolades and formed key elements to many notable projects in entertainment and architectural lighting worldwide.
Alan Jacobi LVO – Alan has worked rigorously to raise the profile and professionalism of the rigging industry and long recognised the need for training and education, and has been a driving force behind the NRC accreditation scheme since the very beginning in 2005.
Frederic Opsomer – Frederic began his career in the mid-80s, utilising video and projectors for marketing purposes. Most recently, he led the team in the design and production of 70,500 pixel tablets for the London 2012 Olympic Games; creating the world’s largest landscape video display.
Pasquale Quadri – For over 30 years, Italian manufacturer Clay Paky has been a leading force in the manufacture of entertainment lighting fixtures, all the while under the auspices of company founder, Pasquale Quadri (or ‘Paky’ as he is better known).
All PLASA Members and pre-registered visitors to PLASA 2013 are eligible to vote, and will receive an email inviting them to place their vote at the PLASA Show website. Voting closes on Friday 20 September.
For more information on how to enter the PLASA Awards for Innovation, please visit www.plasashow.com/awards

Jennie Barratt, Show Manager, PLASA London 2013, said, “PLASA London is regarded as a major international launch pad for new products. During its history, it has seen hundreds of product innovations introduced to the market – a trend which we expect to see continued at the 2013 event. The PLASA Awards for Innovation aim to emphasise this focus on true innovation.”

The PLASA Awards for Innovation recognise products that advance the industry by demonstrating a new style of thinking, improving technical practice or taking a key step forward in terms of safety. All successfully vetted products are judged against one another on the strength of their innovation alone. The judging panel, led once again by LSi’s Technical Editor, Richard Cadena, will have eight awards of equal standing at their disposal, with the added option of making one or more of these a ‘Gold’ Award – for products which stand out above the rest.

In addition, the judges can also choose to give the PLASA Award for Sustainability, which recognises products that can claim a significant reduction of power usage for its product type/application, effective use of renewable energy sources, or significant reduction of environmental impact of product lifecycle.

The award ceremony will also honour the recipient of the 2013 Gottelier Award. Named in memory of Tony Gottelier, the industry innovator and commentator who passed away in 2006, the Gottelier Award aims to recognise product developers who have made significant and sustained contributions to the advancement of entertainment, presentation or installation technology – whether in audio, lighting, rigging, staging, or any other related field. This year’s nominees are:

Jim Bornhorst – The man who pioneered the moving light, Jim Bornhorst is widely considered the father of the modern show lighting fixture. Setting out to improve the efficiency of PAR Can rigs by creating a “gel changer” he and his team instead created the first Vari-Lite. With the support of Genesis, the first moving light rig was seen in Barcelona in 1981, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Chris Cronin – In almost 35 years in the business, Chris has been at the forefront of the entertainment staging industry, developing flexible, safe trussing structures and has had a hand in pushing forward many of the developments we take for granted.

Wayne Howell – Wayne’s innovative products such as Micro-Scope DMX tester, the Lamp Tramp, the DMX-Dongle, DMX-Split, Pixi-Web and Visual Patch have won many industry accolades and formed key elements to many notable projects in entertainment and architectural lighting worldwide.

Alan Jacobi LVO – Alan has worked rigorously to raise the profile and professionalism of the rigging industry and long recognised the need for training and education, and has been a driving force behind the NRC accreditation scheme since the very beginning in 2005.

Frederic Opsomer – Frederic began his career in the mid-80s, utilising video and projectors for marketing purposes. Most recently, he led the team in the design and production of 70,500 pixel tablets for the London 2012 Olympic Games; creating the world’s largest landscape video display.

Pasquale Quadri – For over 30 years, Italian manufacturer Clay Paky has been a leading force in the manufacture of entertainment lighting fixtures, all the while under the auspices of company founder, Pasquale Quadri (or ‘Paky’ as he is better known).

All PLASA Members and pre-registered visitors to PLASA 2013 are eligible to vote, and will receive an email inviting them to place their vote at the PLASA Show website. Voting closes on Friday 20 September.

For more information on how to enter the PLASA Awards for Innovation, please visit www.plasashow.com/awards

 

ENTECH 2013 a resounding success for Show Technology

Posted on Friday, August 2nd, 2013

As the leading entertainment lighting distributor in Australia, Show Technology was expected to produce something special for ENTECH 2013 and they did not disappoint! Not only was there a myriad of new product to tinkle with, there were plenty of experts on hand and a stunning light show to dazzle even the most road-weary attendees.

Central to the impressive stand was a giant clock that counted down the minutes and seconds to an hourly light show that proved to be a big hit and saw people flock to the stand on the hour.

“We decided on a ‘back to the future’ approach with a pre-programmed show as great shows always captivate an audience,” remarked Emmanuel Ziino, Managing Director of Show Technology. “It was great to see people stop on the hour and enjoy the lights in action. These days people come to trade shows to socialise and be entertained not just to discover new products”

To view the video of the show on our Youtube channel click on the link http://youtu.be/hOXPx5q9MkU

New products abounded with Martin Professional presenting the M6  state-of-the-art lighting console designed to control everything from conventional and moving lights to the most advanced media server.

” It was great to see the M6 again,” said lighting designer Paul Collison. “I had a good look at it at Pro Light & Sound earlier in the year and the software has come a long way since then. It’s definitely capitalised on the development from the MAXYZ to the M1 and now the M6. I love the feel of the surface and its ergonomic layout. I’m looking forward to taking it out for a road test.”

Martin’s Viper Family was proudly on display with the Viper Wash, Viper Air FX, Viper Performance and Viper Quadray impressing visitors.

“It’s always great to see a full complement of Show Technology staff  and to catch up with Paul Collison to chat programming,” said lighting designer Scott Allan. “The standouts for me were the linear CTO control and zoom range of the Viper Wash for theatre use as well as the PixPad units for broad effects and the pixel control of the Clay Paky K20 units. ”

Mish Bosnjak of Nitezone agreed: “Vipers, K20’s and PixPads, what can I say – wow, what a winning combination.”

The Martin RUSH™ line of affordable effect lights drew a lot of attention and Jeremy Koch, Managing Director of Innovative Production Services, is seriously considering putting some into his venues as a permanent installation as well as using them on corporate events that need a cost effective solution.

“The RUSH range may be relatively cheap money-wise but as the products are representing the Martin brand, I knew they wouldn’t be cheap when it came to features and build but something with credibility that would appeal to us,” said Jeremy. “I was particularly impressed with the washlight being RGB white and having a quad style output.”

The new JEM Ready 365 revolutionary C02 hazer that produces outstanding fine-particulate atmospheric effects for larger venues was a little winner at the show.

“I didn’t think the one product to really catch my eye at the show would be a hazer!” remarked Clint Dulieu, Lighting Supervisor for Village Roadshow Theme Parks . “The new JEM hazer looks to be a fantastic unit. There isn’t much choice out there in C02 powered hazers and whilst they produce the nicest haze this comes at a high price. The JEM unit looks to deliver great output, small particle size and long hang time with minimal fluid consumption. What sets the JEM Ready 365 apart though is the fact the fluid is ‘water based’ which is a must have requirement in many venues. I can’t wait to trial one on our projects.”

From Clay Paky, the much heralded Sharpy Wash made its Australian debut as did new additions to the Clay Paky ALEDA series with particular interest in the K20 featuring inbuilt pixel control.

“The Clay Paky Sharpy wash is possibly the best new lighting fixture since, well… the Sharpy!” said Richard Neville of Mandylights. “The colour speeds on the CMY system are unbelievable and the zoom range still allows for beam effects as well as some great wash looks.”

The Show Pro new range of LED PARs, Bars and the amazing PixPads were quiet achievers amongst the big boys.

“Amongst the many flashing, strobing, pulsing things that barked volumes of light at you from every direction, something subtle and pleasing caught my eye,” commented Ziggy Ziegler, lighting designer. “Panels of lights looking like very neat versions of a multiple molefay bank. Kind of like a soft LED version of a Jarag. They were called PixPads. Very neatly made with some nice engineering to join them into groups, columns or walls of light. I saw warm and cool whites as well as various saturated and pastel colours. And all without the harsh piercing in your face glare most LED units have. I see plenty of uses for these in pixel mapped mode and stand alone lighting fixtures. I look forward to adding them into designs soon.”

Jim Aseromourgos from Downs Sound Systems was especially enamoured by the Terbly range of LED moving lights.

” Show Technology had a very interesting presentation on the hour, every hour that presented the Terbly range of product well,” he said. “I found the Terbly range to be most impressive especially when you look at the costing and I really liked the QUAD 7 and 12 LED wash lights.”

A comprehensive display of MA Lighting consoles were on hand with a grandMA2 running the hourly show aided by two MA2 NPUs. OnPC command wings and Fader Wings were present for users to familiarise themselves with.

Coolux ran the media and show as well as Media Manager and Media Play workstations as well as an Airscan Display, which proved a hit with many people.

International guests on hand included Alberico D’Amato and Giovanni Zucchinalli from Clay Paky, Søren Storm from Martin, Clive Bailey from JEM and Jens Poehlker from MA Lighting.

www.showtech.com.au

 

Vivid Light Expression of Interest and Application for 2014 Now Available

Posted on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Vivid Light is a centrepiece of Vivid Sydney 23 May – 09 June, 2014.
Light artists, lighting and projection designers, companies and manufacturers, architects, students, graduates, creative industry companies and practitioners from around the world are eligible to submit innovative lighting and projection designs and installations for inclusion in Vivid Light 2014.
Vivid Light is where Sydney becomes a playground to showcase the latest lighting technology.
It is where your immersive interactive experience creates the next new trend.
It is where artist’s lighting expressions of art grace the city’s CBD and harbour and it is a time where wonderful new ways to play with light touch hundreds of thousands of people.
This event transforms Sydney into a magical wonderland of colourful lights, and surprising adventures, with interactive lighting art sculptures, innovative installations and grand scale projections where all can enjoy, nightly for free, throughout Sydney’s Circular Quay, The Rocks, Walsh Bay and CBD Precincts.
It is an outdoor gallery of light design excellence – it is one of the world’s most unique consumer and business events and offers you a unique opportunity to leverage Sydney’s global brand.
From 6pm to midnight nightly over 18 evenings, clients, customers, creative imagineers, practitioners and the general public alike will marvel at your creation!
Submissions are open for the supply of design, lighting equipment, projection equipment for Sydney iconic landmarks, CBD buildings, heritage facades and the design and manufacture of lighting sculptures and installations.
Expressions of interest to participate in Vivid Light 2014 close on Monday 4 October 2013.
The expression of interest and application forms can be downloaded below or from the Vivid Sydney Website

Vivid Light is a centrepiece of Vivid Sydney 23 May – 09 June, 2014.

Light artists, lighting and projection designers, companies and manufacturers, architects, students, graduates, creative industry companies and practitioners from around the world are eligible to submit innovative lighting and projection designs and installations for inclusion in Vivid Light 2014.

Vivid Light is where Sydney becomes a playground to showcase the latest lighting technology.

It is where your immersive interactive experience creates the next new trend.

It is where artist’s lighting expressions of art grace the city’s CBD and harbour and it is a time where wonderful new ways to play with light touch hundreds of thousands of people.

This event transforms Sydney into a magical wonderland of colourful lights, and surprising adventures, with interactive lighting art sculptures, innovative installations and grand scale projections where all can enjoy, nightly for free, throughout Sydney’s Circular Quay, The Rocks, Walsh Bay and CBD Precincts.

It is an outdoor gallery of light design excellence – it is one of the world’s most unique consumer and business events and offers you a unique opportunity to leverage Sydney’s global brand.

From 6pm to midnight nightly over 18 evenings, clients, customers, creative imagineers, practitioners and the general public alike will marvel at your creation!

Submissions are open for the supply of design, lighting equipment, projection equipment for Sydney iconic landmarks, CBD buildings, heritage facades and the design and manufacture of lighting sculptures and installations.

Expressions of interest to participate in Vivid Light 2014 close on Monday 4 October 2013.

The expression of interest and application forms can be downloaded from the Vivid Sydney Website

 

AVIA Award: Best Application of AV in a Production – entries close soon

Posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2013

The nominated project must have been substantially completed in the calendar year 2012.
It must either be located in the Australia/Pacific region or have been primarily the concept of a company or individual based in the region.

Entries close this week for an Audio Visual Industry Award and ALIA people may be interested in the ‘Best Application of AV in a Production’ category.

The nominated project must have been substantially completed in the calendar year 2012.

It must either be located in the Australia/Pacific region or have been primarily the concept of a company or individual based in the region.

For further details and information on how to download an entry form go to: http://www.avias.com.au/about_avias.htm

Entries must be submitted by close of business on Thursday, 25th July 2013.

The AVIAs are sponsored by AV magazine. The winners of 2013 AVIAs will be announced at a glittering ceremony at the Integrate show at 6pm on Tuesday August 27th and you’re invited.

 

Lighting Technicians’ Lunch @ Entech

Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Thursday 25 July, 2013, 12:00 – 2:00PM

Sponsored by Show Technology
Supported by ALIA

As part of the new ENTECH Technicians’ Lunch Series, this unique two hour session will bring together some of the local industries best practitioners to discuss two topics openly, with a view to offering practical advice and guidance.  With a limited number of seats available, join hosts Show Technology as they facilitate the following sessions over lunch:

When things go wrong
presented by Joe Mercurio, Panelists: Liz Beedle, Chris D’bais, John Taylor

The 65,534 most common production problems and some well road-tested techniques for sorting them out.

A group of seasoned lighting techs will look at three general topics before throwing the discussion open for an interactive Q&A problem-solving session.

1. That light won’t come on
How to work out if it’s the shutters, the patching, the dimmers, the control desk, the substation or a dyslexic programmer.

2. DMX strangeness
Identifying DMX system problems. Is a fixture flickering, are channels appearing in strange places, are devices intermittently not answering the console, is your device stuck in a parallel universe?

3. Scheduling your way out of mayhem
The fit-up was going smoothly until a truck went to the wrong venue, or the welders cleared the stage to rebuild a riser, or the engineers decided the only EWP on site was too heavy for the stage, or a transformer blew up in the sub-station. Getting your production back on track when the ship hits the sand.


Bulletproof production data networks

Presented by Paul Collison – eleven DESIGN; Blake Garner – Freelance Lighting Designer/Technician; Vince Haddad – Show Technology

The majority of data networking equipment and practices are based around the electronically-benign and peaceful environments found in offices, homes and schools.

Led by a couple of battle-hardened network gurus, this session is about designing, building, running and maintaining Ethernet/IP networks for the hostile, demanding, high-pressure and complex environment that is live production.

book your tickets here

 

ENTECH / JANDS Seminar: There and Back Again – DMX, Ethernet and RDM

Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2013

Speaker: Robert Armstrong, Manager – Technical Sales & Product Support, Pathway Connectivity

With the widespread adoption of LED lighting, data distribution has become critical infrastructure for venues of all sizes and markets. But the equipment required, and exactly what it does, is not widely understood. Join Robert Armstrong of Pathway Connectivity for an assessment of how to talk to your lights (easy), how to manage the data flow (not so easy) and how to get the lights to talk back (surprisingly hard).

Bio: For the past six years, Robert Armstrong has been the Manager – Technical Sales and Product Support for Pathway Connectivity. He came to Pathway after several years as the Technical Director for Theatre Calgary, and over ten years as a freelance technical director, set/lighting designer and live event co-ordinator in Toronto. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and the University of Toronto.

Date: Tuesday, 23rd July 2013

Time: 14:30pm

Book here: http://www.jands.com.au/events/trade_shows/entech_2013

There and Back Again: DMX, Ethernet and RDM
Speaker: Robert Armstrong, Manager – Technical Sales & Product Support, Pathway Connectivity
With the widespread adoption of LED lighting, data distribution has become critical infrastructure for venues of all sizes and markets. But the equipment required, and exactly what it does, is not widely understood. Join Robert Armstrong of Pathway Connectivity for an assessment of how to talk to your lights (easy), how to manage the data flow (not so easy) and how to get the lights to talk back (surprisingly hard).
Bio: For the past six years, Robert Armstrong has been the Manager – Technical Sales and Product Support for Pathway Connectivity. He came to Pathway after several years as the Technical Director for Theatre Calgary, and over ten years as a freelance technical director, set/lighting designer and live event co-ordinator in Toronto. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and the University of Toronto.
Date: Tuesday, 23rd July 2013
Time: 14:30pm
 

Entech Keynote Speech: Lighting Design and Digital Media – Making the Connection

Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Speaker: Bruce Ramus – Ramus Illumination

Overview: Bruce will present and discuss his works; from U2 through to his present day architectural works, focusing on how digital media has become an integral part of lighting in the entertainment industry, and is now becoming widely used in the public realm and built environment. He will discuss how this trend can create either a positive or negative outcome for our communities.

Audience: Lighting designers, lighting operators, manufacturers, technicians, consultants, venue owners and operators.

Speaker – Bruce Ramus – Ramus Illumination
Overview – Bruce will present and discuss his works; from U2 through to his present day architectural works, focusing on how digital media has become an integral part of lighting in the entertainment industry, and is now becoming widely used in the public realm and built environment. He will discuss how this trend can create either a positive or negative outcome for our communities.
Audience – Lighting designers, lighting operators, manufacturers, technicians, consultants, venue owners and operators.

Thursday July 25 2.00 – 3.00

To book tickets go to: http://www.entechshow.com.au/seminars2

 

ALIA Tour to P!NK – Brisbane and Sydney

Posted on Monday, July 8th, 2013

P!NK has made her hugely anticipated return to Australia for what is one of the hottest tours of the year – The Truth About Love Tour 2013.

Renowned around the world as one of the most dynamic live performers of her generation – and by far the most successful female touring and recording artist ever in the Australian market – Pink’s 2009 Funhouse Tour was one of the biggest Australian tours ever.

The Truth About Love is Pink’s sixth concert tour and supports her eponymous sixth studio album.  She’s been praised not only for her strong vocals but also for a Cirque du Soleil-style show filled with aerial acrobatics.

The tour features a multiscreen design with integrated lighting in almost all scenic elements. Designed by Baz Halpin and Chris Nyfied from silentHOUSE the rig features 10 x GLP Impression 120 RZ, 47 x GLP Impression X4, 54 x Color Force 12 battens, 38 x SGM XC-5 strobes, 44 x Chromalech Elidy-S , 107 x Clay Paky Sharpy, 36 x Best Boys and 46 x VL3500 Wash FX. Control is by 2 x Martin M1 consoles.

Production manager Richard Young has kindly agreed to lead ALIA Tours in both Brisbane and Sydney.

Brisbane
Where: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
When: Monday July 22nd
Time: 2pm

Sydney
Where: Sydney Entertainment Centre
When: Tuesday August 6th
Time: 2pm

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: Todd Kaplan

P!NK has made her hugely anticipated return to Australia for what is one of the hottest tours of the year – The Truth About Love Tour 2013.
Renowned around the world as one of the most dynamic live performers of her generation – and by far the most successful female touring and recording artist ever in the Australian market – Pink’s 2009 Funhouse Tour was one of the biggest Australian tours ever.
The Truth About Love is Pink’s sixth concert tour and supports her eponymous sixth studio album.  She’s been praised not only for her strong vocals but also for a Cirque du Soleil-style show filled with aerial acrobatics.
The tour features a multiscreen design with integrated lighting in almost all scenic elements. Designed by Baz Halpin and Chris Nyfied from silentHOUSE the rig features 10 x GLP Impression 120 RZ, 47 x GLP Impression X4, 54 x Color Force 12 battens, 38 x SGM XC-5 strobes, 44 x Chromalech Elidy-S , 107 x Clay Paky Sharpy, 36 x Best Boys and 46 x VL3500 Wash FX. Control is by 2 x Martin M1 consoles.
Production manager Richard Young has kindly agreed to lead ALIA Tours in both Brisbane and Sydney.
Brisbane
Where: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
When: Monday July 22nd
Time: 2pm
Sydney
Where: Sydney Entertainment Centre
When: Tuesday August 6th
Time: 2pm
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.
 

Entech Seminar: Illuminated Excellence – Lighting insights for Museums & Exhibition Spaces

Posted on Friday, July 5th, 2013

Speakers: Brenton ‘BJ’ James and Rolf Greve – Museum Victoria

Overview: Come and get an insight into the controlled environment of museum and exhibition spaces, and what creative lighting design can achieve.   This session will discuss lighting efficiency and contemporary design, optical fibre systems Vs the latest LED technology, and new directions for this style of lighting design.

Audience: Architectural lighting designers, consultants, technical managers, venue owners and operators.

Thursday 25 July 12.30 – 1.30

To book tickets go to: http://www.entechshow.com.au/seminars2

Thursday 25 July
12.30 – 1.30
Illuminated Excellence – Lighting insights for Museums & Exhibition Spaces
Speakers – Brenton ‘BJ’ James and Rolf Greve – Museum Victoria
Overview – Come and get an insight into the controlled environment of museum and exhibition spaces, and what creative lighting design can achieve.   This session will discuss lighting efficiency and contemporary design, optical fibre systems Vs the latest LED technology, and new directions for this style of lighting design.
Audience – Architectural lighting designers, consultants, technical managers, venue owners and operators
 

ACETA steps up to support students building careers in entertainment technology

Posted on Friday, July 5th, 2013

As everyone knows, getting the right qualification is just the start in building a career in entertainment technology.  The first job is the critical step in turning that dream into a reality.

ACETA (Australian Commercial and Entertainment Technology Association) has stepped up to help students and new grads achieve that with the Skill Zone at ENTECH 2013.  It’s not a job bureau, but a way to learn about all the options in the industry and how to go about approaching an employer.  It’s a way to build those contacts that will help kickstart a career.

At ENTECH 2013 ACETA will launch their new careers guide and hold a forum for students to meet industry identities to talk about how they have built their careers over the years.  The careers guide talks about the qualifications required for the various roles and how to best match yourself to a job that suits not only your interests, but also your lifestyle.  The forum is interactive, so attendees get to ask questions as much as the panellists get to talk.  It’s a rare opportunity to ge

Frank Hinton, president of ACETA said, “We are all aware that a qualification is the foundation of theory that’s needed for a career in entertainment technology, but a new grad needs to have the understanding of how to turn that theory into practical solutions.  That’s the big gap.  That’s what we are offering to help address.

“So the new careers guide outlines all the career options across the industry, and we plan to launch this at ENTECH.  Then we will hold a forum for students to talk with industry identities.  And we will also be visiting exhibitors to talk with them about whether they can offer internships or work placements for students or new grads.  It’s the old Catch 22; you can’t get a job without experience and you can’t get experience without a job.  We’re an industry that needs skilled workers and specific skills.”

ACETA is the industry association for the commercial and entertainment technology sector, with members including manufacturers and distributors.  More information about ACETA is at www.aceta.org.au

 

Entech / ALIA Seminar: Lighting Design 101

Posted on Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Speaker: Scott Allan

Overview: 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.

Audience: This is an entry-level design course, but a basic knowledge of lighting concepts is necessary. At the very least you should have taken the Lighting 101 seminar or worked on some productions before attending this seminar.

Wednesday July 24th 3.30 – 5.00

To book tickets go to: http://www.entechshow.com.au/seminars2

 

Entech / ALIA Seminar: Lighting Systems Technology 101

Posted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Speaker: Marcus Pugh – Resolution X

Overview: 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.

Audience: This is an entry-level systems course, but a basic knowledge of lighting equipment is necessary. At the very least you should have taken the Lighting 101 seminar or worked on some productions before attending this seminar.

Wednesday 24 July 1.30 – 3.00

To book tickets go to: http://www.entechshow.com.au/seminars2

 

Entech Seminar: Projection & Video – it is lighting or scenery?

Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Speaker: Dan Cook, Technical Direction Company (TDC)

Overview: This session will take a look at the latest trends in the area of projection and video. It will examine where to begin with content and design, and how to integrate with your production.  Who should be in control?  – the LD or the dedicated video/content designer?

Audience: Lighting designers, lighting programmers, production managers, and anyone who is interested video content/design for live events. Lighting designers, lighting programmers, production managers, and anyone who is interested video content/design for live events.

Tuesday July 23rd 2.00 – 3.00

To book tickets go to: http://www.entechshow.com.au/seminars2

 

Entech / PLASA Keynote Speech: International Standards in a globalized but not homogenised entertainment industry – Reflections on co-operation

Posted on Friday, June 28th, 2013

Speaker: Karl Ruling – PLASA UK

Overview: The talk will be about the various forms of international standards, how they are developed, and how they serve or fail to serve today’s entertainment industry and society. The talk will explore why having one international standard, universally recognized for a subject, such as stage machinery, sometimes is not desirable or possible.

Audience: Anyone in the entertainment industry with an interest in international standards, international trade, and cultural differences.

Wednesday 24 July 10.30 – 12.00
To book tickets go to: http://www.entechshow.com.au/seminars2

Tuesday 23 July 12.30 – 1.30

To book tickets go to: http://www.entechshow.com.au/seminars2

 

Entech / ALIA Seminar: Lighting Designers on Design

Posted on Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Facilitator: Joseph Mercurio – Victorian College of the Arts

Panelists: Damien Cooper, Karen Norris, Toby Sewell, Richard Neville

Overview: A panel of distinguished lighting designers from all walks of lighting will discuss how they solve design problems using both the latest and most ancient lighting technologies.

Audience: Lighting designers, programmers, technicians, equipment manufacturers and rental companies.

Tuesday 23rd July 10.30 – 12.00

To book tickets go to: http://www.entechshow.com.au/seminars2

10.30 – 12.00
Lighting Designers on Design
Speakers
Facilitator: Joseph Mercurio – Victorian College of the Arts
And panelists
Overview – A panel of distinguished lighting designers from all walks of lighting will discuss how they solve design problems using both the latest and most ancient lighting technologies.
Audience – Lighting designers, programmers, technicians, equipment manufacturers and rental companies.
 

Entech / ALIA Seminar: Lighting 101

Posted on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Speaker – Andy Ciddor – ALIA

Overview – If you’re new to lighting then the Lighting 101 session is a great way to get started. This seminar offers a brief tour of the basics, some insights into what lighting can do, and how you can use lighting in production and performance.
The seminar will be presented by Andy Ciddor, an industry veteran with over 40 years experience as a lighting practitioner, teacher and writer, in conjunction with a team of experienced lighting designers and technicians.

Audience - This seminar is a suggested preliminary to the Lighting System Technician and Lighting Design sessions.

Wednesday 24 July 11:00 – 1:00

To book tickets go to: http://www.entechshow.com.au/seminars2