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ALIA Tour to Katy Perry, Brisbane

Posted on Friday, November 14th, 2014

Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour, created and designed by Baz Halpin, has reached Australia. When it came to production, staging and costume design this is a show where more is most definitely more! It’s a candy-coloured visual extravaganza with a prism shaped stage, mechanical horse, neon clad dancers, fireworks ………

The lighting rig includes 2 x VL3015, 92 x VL3500 Wash FX, 20 x VL3515, 64 x Martin MAC Viper Air FX, 62 x Clay Paky Sharpy, 36 x Sharpy Wash, 39 x GLP X4, 26 x Solaris Strobes, 68 x Chroma-Q Colorblock DB-4, 15 x 20 watt RGB lasers, 9 x DF50s and 4 x F100s. Control is by a grandMA2.

Drew Gnagey is acting as lighting director and has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of the rig in Brisbane.

Where: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
When: Monday Dec 1st
Time: 3pm

A full production report can be read in TPI Magazine http://www.tpimagazine.com/production-profiles/2445523/katy_perrys_prism_vision.html

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.

 

Jands Vista V2 Training, Sydney

Posted on Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Whether you are new to the exciting Jands Vista lighting and media control range, or an existing user, the latest Vista v2 software will enable you to get the most from whatever mix of technology you have available, whether dimmers, moving lights, LEDs or media.

Jands are running training in Sydney for the Vista v2 software on Thursday 6th November 2014. The training session will cover a large spectrum of the new Vista v2 software and is geared to all levels and types of users – including designers, programmers, operators – no matter what your background or knowledge level, specifically focusing on the Vista visual interface, the timeline and media server integration.

The training session is led by Eddie Welsh – Jands Lighting Applications Engineer and covers:
•    Patching
•    Fixture Chooser
•    Controlling Fixtures
•    Presets
•    Cuelist
•    Timeline
•    Media Server Integration
•    SmartFx

The course will be hands on, with every student having their own console surface to see their creations unfold. Attendees also receive a comprehensive training package which they can refer to after the training session is finished.

When:
Thursday, 6th November

Location:
Jands, Building C Training Room
40 Kent Road Mascot 2020

Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm (Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided)

Spaces are limited, we recommend that you register now to ensure your place at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/jands-vista-v2-training-sydney-registration-11676656193

 

Australian Launch of Clay Paky’s SuperSharpy, Mythos and Stormy

Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Show Technology held the Australian launch of Clay Paky’s revolutionary SuperSharpy, Mythos and Stormy in Sydney and Melbourne in mid-October.

Special guests from Clay Paky were Alberico D’Amato, Head of International Sales, and Giulia Sabeva, Sales Support Engineer, whilst Glyn O’Donoghue also came from MA Lighting.

“It’s very humbling to see the who’s who of the entertainment lighting industry turn out to see our new products,” remarked Mark McInnes, National Sales & Marketing Manager for Show Technology. “We are grateful so many people came to the events especially during what is one of the busiest parts of the year. The support of our customers and our lighting colleagues means everything to us.

“Of course our suppliers are always there to help us. Many thanks to Alberico and Giulia from Clay Paky as well as Glyn from MA Lighting for coming such a long way to be part of these events.“

The Sydney event was held at Fox Studios whilst the Melbourne event was held at Dockland’s Alumbra venue. Of course, we could waffle on ourselves about how fabulous and ground-breaking these new fixtures are but you may say we are a little biased in our opinions! Consequently we are letting some of the attendees tell you, in no uncertain terms, their thoughts on the Mythos, SuperSharpy and Stormy.

Sydney

Neale Mace, Managing Director, Entertainment Installations:
“Although we’d seen all these fixtures at Clay Paky earlier in the year, they were very impressive in an actual “show” environment. The Mythos is a great looking, feature packed unit that delivers great output. Amazing zoom that creates beautiful in-air effects. The units wash capability is also a great bonus.
As for the SuperSharpy, I can’t believe they’ve been able to make something punchier than the original Sharpy – the beam in its smallest diameter looks like a solid shaft.
I’ve been wanting to see the Stormy on a proper stage and I wasn’t disappointed. Brilliant white flash and great strobe colours as well. I also really like that it looks like a “normal” linear strobe with reflector.
All in all, a great range of new products from Clay Paky.”

Mark Hammer, Lighting Designer, Hammer Lighting
“Clay Paky seem to have raised the bar to another level with all three fixtures. They seem to be able to get that little bit extra that makes each fixture a mouth-watering addition to any lighting design. And it’s not just the effects that the fixtures bring to the table, but that fact that each are quality luminaires as well.”

Paul Collison, Lighting Designer
“Wow….I had seen a prototype of the Mythos a few months ago and struggled to understand what it actually was. Now having seen a full production version, I’m flabbergasted. One of the first truly multi-functional lights. It’s a beam and spot in one, and not just a half-baked version of either. It’s brighter than a Sharpy but with the beam definition of a top end profile. I think the Mythos is really going to redefine the roles a lighting fixture has with in a lighting design.
“I am really impressed at the industrial design of the Mythos and SuperSharpy. Finally a manufacturer who realises their lights get used in the elements and have designed for water runoff to avoid integral electronics. Whilst far from IP65, these two lights are going to perform well outdoors, and stand a chance of surviving the elements…….and the Stormy, probably the first real LED strobe that might replace an actual strobe without anyone realising its an LED source.”

Paul Walton, Production Manager, Fusion Entertainment
“The Mythos would have to be hands down the best and most versatile moving head on the market. With its ability to be used as a profile, wash or beam that is 2.5x brighter than the Sharpy, it will defiantly have a great return on investment being able to adapt to most types of shows. Clay Paky really are miles ahead of every other manufacturer with all of these new products.”

Melbourne

Marcus Pugh, Hire and Business Development Manager, Resolution X Pty Ltd
“Emmanuel and the Show Tech crew always put on a good social gathering. It was good to have LDs from the worlds of rock, theatre, TV, events and exhibition all in the same room and all suitably impressed with Clay Paky’s latest offerings.
“Giulia from Clay Paky did some amazing programming especially on the B-Eyes, I don’t think I’ve seen someone really ‘go to town’ on programming the B-Eyes. It really showed off what they’re capable of doing.
“Everyone came along to see the much anticipated SuperSharpy but the Mythos was the surprise hit of the night for me. I saw a couple of designers stroking their chins and considering what else the Stormys could be used for. The Stormy isn’t just another LED strobe, Clay Paky have managed to keep the look and charm of a traditional strobe while throwing in a few new functions thanks to the super punchy LEDS.”

Daniel Gosling

“I thought the evening was wonderful. Great to see some old friends from the industry and make some new ones …. and the lights weren’t bad either!
“I loved the new Mythos. A beautiful fusion between aerialist and beam light. What more could you want and I can see a lot of applications for it. But the white Stormy was the true winner in my opinion – bright, clean, low power – perfect! And at the end of the night turn them on and voila you have a work light.”

Peter Darby, Technical Coordinator for Victorian Opera
“The Clay Paky Stormy brings the humble strobe into the 21st century and it is extremely bright and punchy with full colour mix.
The Clay Paky Mythos is a brilliant all-rounder, I imagine that I will be seeing this in many rental houses in the future. If you are not sure what light to spec on a gig the Mythos has you covered all packaged up in a water resistant housing.
“As if the Sharpy wasn’t bright enough, with the SuperSharpy Clay Paky now has quadrupled its brightness and now added in features such as CMY colour mixing, CTO filters, an extra gobo wheel and lots more.”

www.showtech.com.au

 

ALIA Tour to The Rolling Stones, Perth

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014

The Rolling Stones are returning to Australia with their ’14 On Fire’ tour, with a spectacular lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe. Ethan Weber is on the road as lighting director and has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of the lighting rig in Perth.

Please note that no cameras are allowed on this tour.

The rig includes 70 x VL3500 Wash, 46 x Martin MAC Viper Profile, 38 x Robe Pointe, 26 x MAC Aura, 32 x 4 liteDWE, 59 x iWhite Blast, 8 x RJ Lancelot followspots and grandMA2 for control.

Where: Perth Arena
When: Saturday Nov 1st
Time: 11am

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.

 

Clay Paky Australian Launch Event of SuperSharpy, Mythos and Stormy

Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

You are invited to the exclusive Australian launch of Clay Paky’s Mythos, Stormy and SuperSharpy – the first time these revolutionary new products will be seen in the country.

Special guests from Clay Paky are Alberico D’Amato, Head of International Sales, and Giulia Sabeva, Sales Support Engineer. Special guest direct from MA Lighting is Glyn O’Donoghue.

Sydney
Tuesday October 14th
X Factor set, Fox Studios 3B, Driver Ave, Moore Park, NSW
Time: 4.30 – 7.30pm

Melbourne
Thursday October 16th
Alumbra, 9/161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, VIC
Time: 4.30 – 7.30pm

Light meal and refreshments served at both events.

RSVP this week to eblanch@showtech.com.au

 

ALIA Tour to Justin Timberlake, Perth

Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Justin Timberlake’s “20/20 Experience World Tour” is currently in the country complete with the highly anticipated custom, automated bridge which seamlessly carries the performers from one end of the arena to the other over the crowd. The lighting is designed by Nick Whitehouse with Jason Gangi acting as lighting director.

The rig includes 104 x Clay Paky Sharpy Wash, 74 x Sharpy Spot, 44 x VL3000, 32 x VL3015, 12 x VL3500W FX, 12 x VL3500 Spot,75 x TMB Solaris Flare, 6 x MDG ”The One”  fog machines and 2 x 360 followspot chairs with RJ Flo 1.8K Followspots. Control is by 2x grandMA2 fullsize consoles, 4x NPU, 2x NSP and 2x W-DMX Transmitters & Receivers. Lasers include 6 x Lasers KVANT SPECTRUM 20W, 16 x Lasers RAY TECHNOLOGIES PIKO 11W, E-Stop control, 1 x Network Control System (1000MBs over Fiber Optic), 1 x Solotech / Pyrotechnico Lasers 32-Way Master Control Unit and 3 x Solotech / Pyrotechnico Lasers 8-Way Remote Control Unit.

Jason has kindly agreed to conduct a tour if the lighting rig next week in Perth.
Where: Perth Arena
When: Thursday Oct 9th
Time: 5pm

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: Nominate Now!

Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014

As the deadline for entries approaches, nominations for the PLASA Awards for Innovation are rolling in. Examples of all the nominated products will be exhibited at the PLASA Show’s Innovation Gallery at the centre of the PLASA show (ExCeL London, 5-8 October), forming a focal point for visitors to the exhibition keen to view the latest technologies.
The products will be judged against one another on the strength of their innovation alone. All nominees will have the opportunity to make a 5-minute presentation, during the show, to a team of independent expert judges, who will have eight awards of equal standing at their disposal – plus the option to give a ‘Gold’ Award to one or more products which they feel reach a particularly high standard of Innovation.
The judges are tasked with making their decisions based on the PLASA Awards criteria for Innovation. The winners will be those which most clearly demonstrate “a new style of thinking; improve technical practice; introduce new technology, materials or new techniques; include patents or unique intellectual property; offer a new commercial advantage; or improve safety.
In addition, the judges can also choose to give a PLASA Award for Sustainability to a product or products which can claim: 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.
Entries to date include the latest innovations from many of the leading manufacturers, including some brand new product launches which remain under wraps until the eve of the show itself. Exhibitors are encouraged to make their nominations to take full advantage of this high profile showcase, and to be in with a chance of winning one of these prestigious awards.
The Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at the show on the evening of Tuesday 7 October.
To ensure exhibitors are able to make their nominations at this very busy time, the deadline for entries will be extended to Thursday 2 October. Nominations can be made online HERE.
Contact awards@plasashow.com for further information, or if you have any questions.

As the deadline for entries approaches, nominations for the PLASA Awards for Innovation are rolling in. Examples of all the nominated products will be exhibited at the PLASA Show’s Innovation Gallery at the centre of the PLASA show (ExCeL London, 5-8 October), forming a focal point for visitors to the exhibition keen to view the latest technologies.

The products will be judged against one another on the strength of their innovation alone. All nominees will have the opportunity to make a 5-minute presentation, during the show, to a team of independent expert judges, who will have eight awards of equal standing at their disposal – plus the option to give a ‘Gold’ Award to one or more products which they feel reach a particularly high standard of Innovation.

The judges are tasked with making their decisions based on the PLASA Awards criteria for Innovation. The winners will be those which most clearly demonstrate “a new style of thinking; improve technical practice; introduce new technology, materials or new techniques; include patents or unique intellectual property; offer a new commercial advantage; or improve safety.

In addition, the judges can also choose to give a PLASA Award for Sustainability to a product or products which can claim: 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.

Entries to date include the latest innovations from many of the leading manufacturers, including some brand new product launches which remain under wraps until the eve of the show itself. Exhibitors are encouraged to make their nominations to take full advantage of this high profile showcase, and to be in with a chance of winning one of these prestigious awards.

The Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at the show on the evening of Tuesday 7 October.

To ensure exhibitors are able to make their nominations at this very busy time, the deadline for entries will be extended to Thursday 2 October. Nominations can be made online HERE.

Contact awards@plasashow.com for further information, or if you have any questions.

 

ALIA Tour to Robbie Williams – Brisbane, September 23rd

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

One of Britain’s premier pop superstars, known for his cheeky wit as much as his hit-studded albums, the one and only Robbie Williams has made his long overdue return to Australia for a national run of dates this September, bringing his incredible swing album, Swings Both Ways.

The Stufish stage is lavish and multi-layered, transforming in appearance from an Art-Deco hotel, to a 20’s style club and a luxurious ocean liner, and is surrounded by a massive, curved Austrian drape, all of which set the tone for Williams’ sumptuous Swing Era extravaganza and big band sounds.

The lighting for the show is designed by the talented Mark Cunniffe with Keith Duncan touring as lighting director.

The rig includes 64 x Martin MAC Viper Air FX, 30 x MAC Viper, 24 x MAC Viper Performance, 53 x MAC Auras, 6 x VL3500 FX, 79 x MAC Quantum LED Wash, 51 x Clay Paky Sharpys, 12 x Chroma-Q Colour Force, 426 x Martin 300mm Tripix, 2 x RJ Victor Followspot, 3 x RJ Ivanhoe Followspot  and a grandMA2 for control.
Where: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
When: Tuesday Sept 23rd
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 and agree to the ALIA Tour Protocol.

 

Nick Schlieper wins Helpmann Award for Best Lighting Design

Posted on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
PRESENTER(S)
Sydney Theatre Company

Nick Schlieper has won the Helpmann Award for Best Lighting Design for Sydney Theatre Company’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

Other nominees were Nigel Levings for Opera Australia and John Frost’s The King and I, Matt Scott for Victorian Opera’s Nixon In China and Geoff Cobham for Windmill Theatre & State Theatre Company of South Australia’s Pinocchio.

www.helpmannawards.com.au

 

wysiwyg Lighting Design Video Challenge 2014

Posted on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Lighting designers can enter their own Imagination into the wysiwyg Lighting Design Video Challenge by CAST Software – a challenge open to all current wysiwyg R33 users and members and to those who become so before the deadline of 26 September 2014.

“As in previous years, we’re looking to discover the next lighting design talent through pre-visualization, but this year’s participants will be challenged by having a ‘budget’ just like they would in a real world project. This ‘budget’ will be represented by an equipment limitation list,” explains, Igor Silva, marketing manager at CAST Group.

“Entrants can be pros or amateurs – all you need to do is be a registered wysiwyg member, follow the equipment limitation list and guidelines, create a two-minute video of your lighting design using wysiwyg version R33 then post it to your YouTube account and share it on CAST’s Facebook page. That’s the challenge!”

The best three entries will be handpicked by an expert panel of judges assessing entries on creativity in lighting rigs, programming and overall lighting design. Winning entries will be showcased at the CAST Booth P10 at PLASA London on 5 October, 2014 then promoted online and in social media.

Additionally winners will take home: 1st place – one year free wysiwyg membership; 2nd place – nine month free wysiwyg membership; 3rd place – six-month free wysiwyg membership.

There will also be a People’s Choice award voted for on CAST Software’s Facebook page by industry peers, where the winner will receive a year’s wysiwyg membership or option to upgrade to wysiwyg Perform.

http://www.cast-soft.com/content/wysiwyg-video-challenge

Lighting designers can enter their own Imagination into the wysiwyg Lighting Design Video Challenge by CAST Software – a challenge open to all current wysiwyg R33 users and members and to those who become so before the deadline of 26 September 2014.
“As in previous years, we’re looking to discover the next lighting design talent through pre-visualization, but this year’s participants will be challenged by having a ‘budget’ just like they would in a real world project. This ‘budget’ will be represented by an equipment limitation list,” explains, Igor Silva, marketing manager at CAST Group.
“Entrants can be pros or amateurs – all you need to do is be a registered wysiwyg member, follow the equipment limitation list and guidelines, create a two-minute video of your lighting design using wysiwyg version R33 then post it to your YouTube account and share it on CAST’s Facebook page. That’s the challenge!”
The best three entries will be handpicked by an expert panel of judges assessing entries on creativity in lighting rigs, programming and overall lighting design. Winning entries will be showcased at the CAST Booth P10 at PLASA London on 5 October, 2014 then promoted online and in social media.
Additionally winners will take home: 1st place – one year free wysiwyg membership; 2nd place – nine month free wysiwyg membership; 3rd place – six-month free wysiwyg membership.
There will also be a People’s Choice award voted for on CAST Software’s Facebook page by industry peers, where the winner will receive a year’s wysiwyg membership or option to upgrade to wysiwyg Perform.
 

AV Industry Awards (AVIAs) 2014 Finalists Announced

Posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

AVIA_logoHow do you compare an opera house stage management system with a national retail video narrowcast network, or a virtual chamber orchestra with a city-wide event control network? That was the task set for the AV Industry Awards (AVIAs) judging panel to arrive at the list of finalists for the 2014 awards. The substantial increase in entries submitted in this fifth year of the awards presented the independent judging panel with the complex task of selecting from a truly diverse range of nominated projects.

The 2014 winners of the AV Asia Pacific-sponsored AVIAs will be announced at 6pm during an AV industry social gathering at the Integrate Show at Olympic Park, Sydney, on Wednesday 27th August. Refreshments will be provided from 5:30pm through the generosity of InfoComm International.

The AV Industry Awards are hosted and presented by AV Asia Pacific in conjunction with a panel of independent judges nominated by industry associations, InfoComm International, ALIA and AETM (the Association of Educational Technology Managers).

 

The finalists for the 2014 AVIAs are:

Category: Best application of AV in a commercial or government installation with a budget exceeding $500,000.

Royal Randwick Racecourse – Grandstand PA and IPTV systems. Submitted by The P.A. People.

Sydney Opera House – Stage management system upgrade. Submitted by Rutledge AV.

University of WA – M Block, collaborative teaching and learning facility. Submitted by 3D Audio Visual.

 

Category: Best application of AV in a commercial or government installation with a budget between $100,000 and $500,000

Blacktown Council – Customer interaction centre. Submitted by Fredon Technology

Melton City Council – Library and learning hub. Submitted by Soundcorp.

St Andrews Cathedral, Sydney – PA System. Submitted by Acoustic Directions.

 

Category: Best application of AV in an education project with a budget exceeding $500,000.

University of the Sunshine Coast – Nursing Simulation – Sippy Downs building E and Gympie building. Submitted by InDesign Technologies.

University of Sydney – Charles Perkins Centre X-lab. Submitted by Fredon Technology, WSP and The University of Sydney.

University of WA – M Block collaborative teaching and learning facility. Submitted by 3D Audio Visual.

 

Category: Best application of AV in an education project with a budget under $500,000.

University of the Sunshine Coast – Immerse and Engage Spaces. Submitted by InDesign Technologies.

University of the Sunshine Coast – Workstations on Wheels. Submitted by InDesign Technologies.

 

Category: Best application of AV in a production.

Australian Chamber Orchestra – ACO Virtual. Submitted by Mod Productions.

International Fleet Review – Mediornet and Intercom system. Submitted by Riedel Communications Australia.

White Night Festival Melbourne – Crepuscular Beam. Submitted by eleven Design

 

Note: The judging panel may not necessarily bestow awards in every category.

 

Vivid 2015 – Expression of Interest

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

ivid Sydney is inviting creative industry professionals and aspiring practitioners from Australia and around the world to put forward their best and brightest creative concepts for Vivid Light which includes the spectacular light walk installations and iconic building projections.
Lighting artists, designers and manufacturers from around Australia and the world illuminate, interpret and transform Sydney’s urban spaces for 18 nights through their creative vision.
Industry leaders, creative companies, artists and students collaborate to provide ground-breaking, sustainable and interactive light creations around Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Circular Quay, Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour, the Central Business District and other creative precincts.
From 6pm to midnight over 18 evenings, clients, customers, creative imagineers, practitioners and the general public alike will marvel at your creation!
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the supply of design, lighting equipment, laser 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 2015 can be downloaded here.
Applications close on Friday 3 October 2014.

Vivid Sydney is inviting creative industry professionals and aspiring practitioners from Australia and around the world to put forward their best and brightest creative concepts for Vivid Light which includes the spectacular light walk installations and iconic building projections.

Lighting artists, designers and manufacturers from around Australia and the world illuminate, interpret and transform Sydney’s urban spaces for 18 nights through their creative vision.

Industry leaders, creative companies, artists and students collaborate to provide ground-breaking, sustainable and interactive light creations around Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Circular Quay, Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour, the Central Business District and other creative precincts.

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

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the supply of design, lighting equipment, laser 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 2015 can be downloaded here.

Applications close on Friday 3 October 2014.

 

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.
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

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
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