ALIA Meet the LD’s Session at Integrate – line up announced

Posted on Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Thursday 26th August 2010 – 2:15pm – 4:00pm – The Headroom, Royal Hall of Industries.

One of the hottest sessions in the ALIA programme, this session sees the following panel of illustrious lighting designers and lighting directors from all walks of lighting talk about their approach to the lighting design process, then answer your questions about lighting design.


Martin Kinnane

Martin has designed for theatre and events both nationally and internationally. He has lit fifty productions for the Ensemble Theatre including Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, End of the Rainbow, and Kids Stuff, Embers for HotHouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The Hatpin, Lovebites, Love Song and Bang for White Box Theatre, Pearlie in the Park, Sprung, Worry Worts and Fairy’s Wings for Monkey Baa and Shakespeare’s R&J and Just Macbeth for the Bell Shakespeare Company.
Work beyond the theatrical includes lighting design for East Timor’s Independence Day Celebrations for the United Nations, Absinth and Desir in the Spiegel Tent, New York and Miami, the Papal Ceremonies at World Youth Day 2008 and the Opening Ceremony World Masters Games 2009. Martin is possibly best known for his spectacularly theatrical lighting of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (the Bridge Effect) from 2000 to 2007, which has brought him international renown.

Ziggy Ziegler

Ziggy Ziegler is a contemporary lighting designer based in Sydney Australia.
Interested in a wide variety of styles from architectural and retail through to theatrical and concert, Ziggy relishes the art and creativity involved in lighting. “I really enjoy it, there is no other way to say it”
Ziggy’s career has been a winding journey in entertainment, from theatre, comedy restaurants and concerts, time spent dabbling around as a pyro technician and working for laser companies, occasionally being a technical director and spending many years as head of lighting at SCEC. He settled on starting a lighting design business in 2003 which has kept him very busy ever since.

Greg Yates

With over twenty years in the theatre and entertainment industry Greg has designed lighting for many productions including Jesus Christ SuperstarBrigadoonThe New Pirates of PenzanceWest Side Story, ChessEvitaSinging in The RainSweeney ToddNed KellyMan of La ManchaGodspellTell Me On A SundayCandideChair in The LandscapeLes MisérablesThe Sound of MusicAnnie42nd Street,  Anything GoesGuys and Dolls and Cats
Lighting designs for cabaret and one-man shows have included Jodie Gillies, Judi Connelli, David Campbell, Tim Draxl and Simon Burke.
Greg has worked as lighting operator or associate on a variety of productions including national tours of Anthony Warlow, Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with Michael Crawford, Hot Shoe Shuffle, and the current Australasia tours of Cats and West Side Story.

Paul Collison

Paul returns to Australia after Project Managing the lighting installation for the opening ceremony of World Expo 2010 Shanghai. In 2008, Paul was commissioned by the ceremonies team as the Broadcast Lighting Consultant for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Paul’s other design credits include Singapore National Day, 2006 Gulf Cup Opening Ceremony, ARIA Awards, Tamworth Country Music Awards and other various televised and live events. 
Paul is an avid contributor to AV magazine and is often engaged as a technical consultant by lighting manufacturers on evolving lighting technologies. 
In Sydney, Paul runs the design firm eleven DESIGN, incorporating lighting and video elements for modern stage designs. 

Jeff Pavey (no photo)

Jeff is spending Integrate week prepping the lighting rig for mammoth Powderfinger tour which starts on September 1st but he has found time to participate on the panel. As well as being Powderfinger’s long time lighting designer, Jeff has lit many local acts including Jimmy Barnes, The Veronicas, Human Nature, and Guy Sebastian.
Jeff has also worked for many international acts as either lighting designer or director. These include Tina Turner, Cher and Joe Cocker. He has also worked as crew chief / head electrician on many international acts including Robbie Williams, Motley Crue, Korn, Jamiroquai, Sting, Santana, and many more.
Jeff has also lit many festivals including Bluesfest and Splendour in the Grass.

Session Prices
Prices for ALIA members are just $15 for most sessions (except Meet the LD’s which is $11).

Even for non-members, the price is only $30 per session (Meet the LD’s is $22).

If you decide to join ALIA after attending the seminars, you will get 50% of your seminar fees credited against your first year’s membership subscription.

Advance bookings are available right now via the Integrate web site