Event News

ALIA Tour to Greenday, Melbourne

Posted on Monday, May 1st, 2017

Green Day are back touring the country with a blistering lighting design courtesy of Ethan Weber. The rig includes 78 x MAC Viper AirFX, 46 x Claypaky Mythos, 46 x Atomic Strobes, 22 x TMB Solaris Flares, PRG Bad Boy Spots, and molefays, all run off an MA Lighting grandMA2.

Lighting director for the tour is Tommy Horton who has kindly agreed to conduct an ALIA Tour.

Where: Rod Laver Arena Melbourne
Date: Saturday May 6th
Time: TBC (probably around 1pm)

To attend this tour please email cat@alia.com.au. Tours costs $20 for non-members which is donated to http://supportact.org.au/ to help people in our industry who are in dire straights. Please pay the money direct to the tour leader.

 

New Hog 4 Training Dates

Posted on Monday, May 1st, 2017

Lexair are excited to announce new Hog 4 Basic Training Dates in Canberra, Perth and Sydney, with dates for Brisbane and Melbourne imminent!

CANBERRA: 10th May 2017
PERTH: 27th & 28th June 2017
SYDNEY: 25th & 26th July 2017

These Training Sessions are always a sell-out, so register your spot now! Book HERE

Our one-day programming introduction course covers the powerful HOG Control Software, which is used in the HOG 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, Hedgehog 4 and Hog 4PC.

Attendees will learn a hands-on approach, using the industry standard HOG 4 operating software, connected to a visualiser.  There will be no more than 2 people to each console. The class will cover:

  • console layout
  • patching
  • show file organisation programming
  • timing
  • palettes
  • cues
  • directories
  • pages
  • scenes
  • saving show files
  • and much more…

The course is fast-paced and requires that attendees meet our prerequisites.  A working knowledge of modern entertainment lighting terminology and familiarity with DMX control systems is essential prior to attending.

Places are limited in order to give all attendees hands on time with the consoles, so pre-booking and confirmation are essential. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

 

Lightconverse / High End Systems Lighting Challenge

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

For the third Lightconverse and High End Systems Lighting Challenge, and to celebrate the past years’ imaginative entries, Lightconverse announced plans to “sweeten the pot” by adding the brand-new Lightconverse Tools 2017 to the four-level Prize Pool. Entries are now being accepted. The deadline is April 1, 2017.

So to all the talented and unique masters of light spanning the globe, get started now and Show Us Your Sweet Creations!

THEME: Inventive and Original as always!

PRIZES:

1st Place: High End HedgeHog 4X console and LIGHTCONVERSE TRACE (with special one year upgrade to LIGHTCONVERSE UNLIMITED) plus LIGHTCONVERSE TOOLS 2017*

2nd Place: LIGHTCONVERSE TRACE license plus LIGHTCONVERSE TOOLS 2017*

3rd Place: LIGHTCONVERSE MEDIA license plus LIGHTCONVERSE TOOLS 2017*

Popular Choice: LIGHTCONVERSE MEDIA license plus LIGHTCONVERSE TOOLS 2017*

*LIGHTCONVERSE TOOLS 2017 is included on the same dongle as the LIGHTCONVERSE UNLIMITED/TRACE/MEDIA (depending on prize level) license.

DATES:

Contest starts March 1st, 2017

Contest Entry Deadline is April 1st, 2017

Contest Winner will be announced on April 6th at the Prolight+Sound trade show in Frankfurt Germany

Follow this link for full rules and to enter the contest: challenge.lightconverse.com

More details from Lightconverse www.lightconverse.com

 

Jands Vista Training Sydney

Posted on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

No matter if 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 for the Vista v2 software; 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 course will be hands on, with every student having their own console surface and visualiser to see their creations unfold.

Course Structure:
The course is broken up into 8 modules:

  1. Patching
  2. Fixture Chooser
  3. Controlling Fixtures
  4. Presets
  5. Cuelist
  6. Timeline
  7. Media Server Integration
  8. SmartFx

TRAINER
Simon Tye – Lighting & Staging Applications Specialist

DATE & TIME
Tuesday, 11th April 2017
9:00am to 4:30pm
(Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided)

LOCATION
Jands 
Building C, Training Room (upstairs)
40 Kent Road
Mascot, NSW 2020

CHARGE
Free of charge

PARKING
Free parking on-site

REQUIREMENTS:
Laptop for each student, with the following:

  • Windows 7, Vista or XP Professional with Service Pack 3, either 32 or 64bit edition.
  • Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard or 10.7 Lion *Hardware must support the 64-bit kernel
  • Intel® processor i3 (i5 or better recommended)
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
  • 4GB of available hard disk space

Spaces are limited, we recommend that you register now to ensure your place!

Register HERE

www.jands.com.au

 

ALIA Tour to Adele, Melbourne

Posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Adele is touring the country with her spectacular 2017 fully in the round stadium shows. With lighting designed by Woodroffe Bassett, Adele’s tour promises to be one of the most memorable tours ever seen in Australia. The elegant and minimalist stage set was designed by Es Devlin who also led the creative direction for the show.

Roland Greil is lighting director for the show and he has kindly agreed to conduct an ALIA tour of the lighting in Melbourne. The rig consists of 104 x Robe BMFL, 88 x Claypaky Mythos, 100 x Vari-lite VL3500 Wash, 80 x Vari-lite VL3500 Wash FX, 40 x Martin MAC Auras, 44 x Color Kinetics iWhite, 4 x Robert Juliat Lancelot 4K follow spots, 120 x 2 light Molefay, 111 x 4 light Molefay and 48 x 8 light Molefay. For atmosphere there are 10 x MDG Hazers with Martin AF2. Control is MA Lighting MA2 full size.

Where: Etihad Stadium Melbourne
Date: Sunday March 19th
Time: 12pm

To attend this tour please email cat@alia.com.au. Tours costs $20 which is donated to http://supportact.org.au/ to help people in our industry who are in dire straights. Please pay the money direct to the tour leader.

 

2017 Entech Roadshow success for Show Technology

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

The Entech Roadshow has wrapped for another year and yet again, it was an amazing success for Show Technology.

“The format is absolutely spot on and I take my hat off to the organisers for running a well-orchestrated event,” remarked Emmanuel Ziino, Managing Director of Show Technology. “We get to meet a lot of customers along the way and discuss things in person, as well as getting first hander reaction to our new product releases.

“This year our ShowPro range was extremely well received, especially the new ShowPro IP FusionBar15 and new IP FusionParQ12.  The new LED Roxie Followspot from Robert Juliat, the Ayrton AlienPix, the Clay Paky Unico and Martin Rush MH-7 were our most talked about products.”

“We are definitely exhibiting again next year!”

The Show Pro IP FusionBar15 is an outdoor-rated Quad-colour (4-in-one) RGBW one-meter LED batten delivers vibrant linear colour washes and an individually controllable 15 x 1 pixel matrix. The ShowPro IP FusionParQ12 is an outdoor-rated Quad-colour (4-in-one), RGBW LED wash light is designed for professional touring and production companies and has W-DMX receiver onboard.

The future of LED is going to interesting with this current range of useable LED products especially within the theatre market,” Michael Zagarn, Michael Zagarn Lighting.

“The ShowPro IP FusionParQ12 should become a very popular fixture due to the fact it is water resistant. It will be an excellent choice for outdoor gigs where weather is always a concern. With inbuilt W-DMX, high light output and an affordable price, it ticks all the boxes,” Allan Brown, Centrestate Sound & Lighting.

“The Show Pro IP FusionBar15 is a really well built, versatile unit. I can see a few jobs coming up where this will be a very good option. The easy frost installation is a big plus,” Josh Frey, Josh Frey Productions.

With its ultra-compact dimension and low power consumption, Roxie is the new LED followspot. Roxie has been developed for the schools and small-sized venues to fit into the smallest of spaces.

“I’m keen to look at these to replace some of our aging older follow spots…especially as its LED and super bright for its size,” Darryl Edwards, Matrix Productions.

“This would be a great unit for small school productions and events,” Brock Preston, Elite Audio Visual Productions.

The Claypaky Scenius Unico is the latest addition to the Scenius family, therefore its first highly appealing feature is the quality of its light (1400W Osram lamp, 6500K, very high CRI). It is a magnificent spot light for projecting effects, with six rotating gobos, a rotating prism a beautiful animation wheel, and it is equipped with the most sophisticated and most precise framing system on the market today.

“I can see the Scenius Unico becoming a work horse fixture. The ability to produce a myriad of looks from one unit is outstanding, and I look forward to incorporating them into future productions,” Tom Wright, Additive.

The Martin RUSH MH 7 Hybrid is an all in one beam, spot and wash moving head.

“The RUSH MH 7 Hybrid is a great budget-friendly, all in one moving head, with a fantastic feature set,” Benn Sargood, Benn Sargood Mobile Lighting Audio & AV Services.

www.showtech.com.au

 

 

 

 

ALIA Tour to Bruce Springsteen

Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last week’s ALIA Tour to Bruce Springsteen was a resounding success with the lucky attendees invited to stay for the show! Lighting director Todd Ricci was a fabulous host with all agreeing that he was a star.

“Todd was thoroughly welcoming and generous with his time,” commented attendee Anthony Bowe.

 

ALIA Tour to Bruce Springsteen, Brisbane

Posted on Monday, February 13th, 2017

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are receiving glowing reviews on their current Australian tour. Now you have the chance to check out his lighting rig and hear first hand about the process involved in running this show. The lighting is designed by Jeff Ravitz with both Todd Riccie and Brad Brown on the road as lighting directors; the show is operated by two MA2 consoles.

Todd and Brad have kindly agreed to conduct a tour of the lighting rig at Brisbane’s second show THIS THURSDAY!

The rig includes GLP impression X4, PRG GroundControl™ Followspot Systems, Ayrton MagicRing R9s, Ayrton MagicBlades, Clay Paky Sharpys, Martin MAC Viper Profiles and MAC Auras, Philips Vari-Lite VL3000 Spots and VL1100 TSD Spots, Solaris Flares, Philips Color Kinetics ColorBlast 12 TR, ColorBurst 6s, iW Blast TRs and MDG Atmosphere hazers.

Where: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Date: Thursday February 16th
Time: 5.30pm

To attend this tour please email cat@alia.com.au. Tours costs $20 which is donated to http://supportact.org.au/ to help people in our industry who are in dire straights. Please pay the money direct to the tour leader.

 

ALIA TOUR TO PASSENGER Sydney

Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017

 
Lighting and live production design group Okulus, made up of James Scott and Louis Oliver, have created the visuals for British musician Passenger’s Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea tour.
The design concept is based around a back wall of Martin VDO Sceptron strips using Robe BMFL spots, Robe Spiiders, Minuettes, and four cell linear molefay.

Jake Vernum is on the road with the tour, using an MA Lighting MA2, and he has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of the lighting rig at Sydney’s second show on January 28th.

Where: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Date: Saturday January 28th
Time: After soundcheck, exact time TBC

To attend this tour costs $20 which is donated to http://supportact.org.au/ to help people in our industry who are in dire straights. Please donate at http://supportact.org.au/donate/ and make sure you tick the box for ROADIES. Donations are tax free as a charity. Once you have emailed a copy of your receipt, your name and mobile number to cat@alia.com.au you have secured a spot on to the tour. Simples!!

Photos: Okulus

 

mondo*dr awards – submissions wanted

Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

mondodrawards_logo_blackBrought to you by the team behind mondo*dr magazine – the international publication for technology in entertainment – the mondo*dr awards have been launched to recognise and celebrate the technical marvels that are created in today’s entertainment outlets.

Known for having a presence in every corner of the world, mondo*dr wants you to share this global platform and put your project in the spotlight. Whether you’re a manufacturer, distributor, installer, lighting designer, architect, acoustician, consultant or venue operator, as long as you work within the realms of fixed installations in the entertainment world… we want you to get involved!

All the projects submitted will be uploaded to the website so that, over time, the mondo*dr awards website will become a comprehensive resource for fixed installations that can be used by all walks of industry life as inspiration.

We’ve split the awards into five easy venue categories, which span across four geographical territories and it’s quick and simple to put your entry forward. The winners will be selected by an independent judging panel and will be presented with their awards at a celebration event during Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt 2017.

There is no other award ceremony in the industry purely focussed on congratulating the work that goes into putting such prestigious projects together, so join us and be part of this landmark occasion. Help us to celebrate the passion that drives the industry from within.

Who can enter?
Anyone can enter an award, but wherever possible we strongly recommend that the specifier, installer, or venue operator compile the entry. Manufacturers submitting an entry are advised to credit any other manufacturers involved as well as the design and installation teams.

Which projects are eligible?
For a project to be eligible for the mondo*dr awards it must have been completed after 1 September 2015 and before 31 October 2016.

When is the deadline?
The deadline for project entries 31 December 2016.

Entry requirements
A 350-word project description
Up to five images – jpegs no bigger than 5MB
A video link (optional)
*No extra written material or PDFs will be accepted

What is the cost to enter?
To enter a project is £100 + VAT and discounts are available for multiple entries.

For further information go to http://mondodrawards.com/

 

Introduction to MA dot 2, Melbourne

Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2016

d1-6105-sho-product-training-ma-dot2-training_edmThis one day dot 2 hands on training course is perfect for beginners and operators with some experience on other moving light consoles.

The course will cover the following:

–          Hardware
–          Console Layout and Connections
–          Controlling Fixtures
–          Groups & Presets
–          Storing Cues, Cue lists, Chases & Effects
–          Backups & Networking
–          Customizing Your Show
–          Editing Your Show
–          Live Operation

All equipment, lunch and refreshments are provided.

Wednesday September 21st.

Cost: Free to attend with $50 covercharge for those who fail to attend. ( terms and conditions apply )

For more information please email training@showtech.com.au

 

Lexair present Basic Level HOG 4 Training around Australia

Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2016

hogOur programming introduction course covers the powerful HOG Control Software (now in v3.5.0), which is used in the HOG 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, Hedgehog 4 and Hog 4PC.

Attendees will learn a hands-on approach, using the industry standard HOG 4 operating software, connected to a visualiser.  There will be no more than 2 people to each console. The class will cover:

  • console layout
  • patching
  • show file organisation programming
  • timing
  • palettes
  • cues
  • directories
  • pages
  • scenes
  • saving show files
  • and much more…

The course is fast-paced and requires that attendees meet our prerequisites.  A working knowledge of modern entertainment lighting terminology and familiarity with DMX control systems is essential prior to attending.

Places are limited in order to give all attendees hands on time with the consoles, so pre booking and confirmation are essential. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Click below for further details:

FOR ALL DATES AND REGISTRATION FOR EVENTS

www.lexair.com.au

 

EOI open for VIVID Light 2017

Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016

vivid17Submit your proposal now to be part of Vivid Sydney 2017. Submissions close Friday 21 October 2016!

Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring an outdoor ‘gallery’ of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, some of the world’s most important creative industry forums and, of course, the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails and other city icons.

It positions Sydney as the creative hub of Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and
delivers both innovative live entertainment and creative inspiration on a grand scale. Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect. It is a summit, forum and playground for the creative industries — a time to celebrate, collaborate, experiment, conduct business and exchange ideas.

Vivid Light brings together artists, designers and manufacturers from around Australia and the world to illuminate, interpret and transform Sydney’s urban spaces for 23 nights through their creative vision.

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

More than 2.31 million people attended Vivid Sydney 2016, making it Australia’s largest festival event, and the largest event of its kind in the world.

The Vivid Light Expression of Interest is now open. Click here for more information on the opportunities for artists, designers, creative industry practitioners, equipment suppliers, business and educational institutions to participate in Vivid Light 2017.

 

Perth MA Lighting console training

Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016

14241534_1409539139060807_7340566280054178872_oShow Technology is again offering MA Lighting console training for perspective console operators.

MA Lighting consoles continue to be the preferred console of many operators and programmers from all of the main entertainment segments, Theatre, Concert, Corporate and stages of all types and sizes.

Training will be conducted in line with the MA Training University, on MA 2 series consoles. No more than two operators per console – guaranteed.

Of course there are only very limited places available, so be quick to reserve your place now.

Details: 2 days, lunch, coffee & tea provided along with a certificate on successful completion of the course. Cost $345ex GST

Address: 18 Milly Court Malaga WA 6090

Date: Wednesday 5th October and Thursday 6th October. 9am-5pm

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/introduction-into-grandma2-perth-tickets-26959667090

For more information email: training@showtech.com.au

 

ALIA Tour to Madonna, Brisbane

Posted on Sunday, March 13th, 2016

madonna3Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour is currently touring the country with an amazing lighting design by Al Gurdon.

The rig includes Clay Paky Mythos, Clay Paky Sharpy Wash, Clay Paky Stormy Strobes, GLP impression X4, GLP Impression X4 Bar 10, GLP Impression X4 Bar 20, PRG Best Boy HPs, PRG GroundControl remote followspot systems, PRG Bad Boy HP followspots, PRG Nocturne/Saco video processing system, PRG 676 Lighting consoles, Vari-Lite VL1000 AS, Ayrton MagicPanel-R, TMB Solaris Flares, DF-50 hazers, VR-7 7mm LED walls, Hippotizer V3 media server.

madonna5Lighting director Joshua Hutchings has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of the lighting rig this Thursday in Brisbane.

Meeting Place: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
When: Thursday March 17th
Time: Midday

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.

 

ULA represents Robe on the Entech Roadshow

Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2016

0076450D63ULA Group represented Robe on the recent 2016 Entech Roadshow in Australia which visited five major cities – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth reaching out to a wide cross section of industry professionals from all sectors.

The one-day format of the show – with all exhibitors having the same stand space and freight allocation in the trucks – once again proved a great success. Every city’s event was packed with visitors from start to finish and a series of seminars and presentations ran alongside the show floor action.

Featured Robe products included the new BMFL WashBeam, the popular Pointe, the new LED ColorStrobe and the retro PATT 2013. Aimed at theatre applications the new DL7S Profile, the DL4 range of LED luminaires and PARFect LED PARs took centre stage.

The small size and light weight of all of these fixtures enabled ULA’s sales team to maximise their truck space and have more fixtures to show on the stand.

The BMFL WashBeam was also involved in a shootout at each location to determine the brightest moving light on the market right now. It completely easily blew everything else off with its incredible 300,000 Lux at 5 metres!

Bringing the technology to each city makes it a lot easier for people to attend, and the one-day format means they can focus their time and also utilise it efficiently and constructively.

ULA Group saw people from the worlds of theatre, concert touring, corporate and commercial, television and architectural; a lively assortment of visitors included production and rental companies, LDs and operators plus other end users, venue owners and managers, a host of technicians as well as students and aspiring young individuals.

ULA’s MD Con Biviano commented, “We enjoyed a fantastic show, it was great as always to catch up with our industry partners and meet new clients. All the products were well received and we expect to complete several deals as a result, as well as having plenty of new inquiries to follow up.”

In July, the Entech Roadshow will visit New Zealand for the first time, where it is hoping to repeat the buzz and excitement with events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

www.ulagroup.com

 

ALIA 2016 White Night Melbourne Preview Tour

Posted on Monday, February 15th, 2016

flinders2This is a chance to have a preview of some of the 70 odd activations as part of White Night Melbourne. It will include discussions with some of the artists and a technical overview of the logistics of such an event. Andrew Walsh, the events Creative Director and Executive Producer has agreed to make himself available to talk to the group

Meeting Place: Museum Victoria Plaza (between Royal Exhibition Buildings and Museum)
When: Friday February 19th
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm

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.

 

 

Introduction to MA Lighting grandMA2

Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2016

https _img.evbuc.com_https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F18424082%2F150032767873%2F1%2Foriginal.jpg rect=29%2C0%2C476%2C238&s=5039d8738688606cedd2e33f3603ebbeThis 2 day hands on training course is perfect for technicians and programmers new to MA2 but with some experience on other moving light consoles.

Working with no more than 2 people per console we will cover topics like:

  • Console Set up
  • Fixture control
  • Using presets
  • Programming cues
  • Working with Effects
  • MA Network
  • Version 3.2 software revision

All equipment, lunch and refreshments are provided.

Sydney
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 at 9:00 AM – Wednesday, 23 March 2016 at 4:00 PM (AEDT)
Show Technology Headquarters, Silverwater, Sydney, NSW
Book here

Melbourne
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 at 9:00 AM – Thursday, 31 March 2016 at 4:00 PM (AEDT)
Show Technology, Port Melbourne, NSW.
Book here

 

Training for EOS family consoles

Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2016

ETC_Event_Header_v6_genericETC Eos has carved its niche as the benchmark theatrical console in Australia and there has never been a better time to improve your skills. Jands are offering a one day intermediate – advanced training course that will take you through the console from a programmers viewpoint providing a more in-depth look at operation and working with multi-parameter devices on an Eos family console. We will have Ion, Gio and Eos consoles in the room to accommodate all flavours of Eos.

Course Structure:

– Patch moving lights and multi parameter devices and edit attributes
– Work with non intensity parameters
– Record and recall palettes/presets
– Use Direct Selects
– Use discrete timing
– Use Mark/Auto-mark Functions
– Understand Update
– Networking your console
– Relative and Absolute effects – Effects Concepts
– Media Server Programming
– Magic Sheets

TRAINER
Eddie Welsh – Jands Lighting Applications Engineer

DATE & TIME
Thursday, 10th March 2016
9:00am to 4:30pm
(Morning Tea, Lunch, and Afternoon Tea is provided)

WHERE
Jands
Building C, Training Room (upstairs)
40 Kent Road
Mascot, NSW 2020

COST
Free of charge

PARKING
Free of charge

 

Jands Vista v2 Training

Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Jands Vista v2 Training WebNo matter if 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 for the Vista v2 software; 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 course will be hands on, with every student having their own console surface and visualiser to see their creations unfold.

Course Structure:
The course is broken up into 8 modules:

  1. Patching
  2. Fixture Chooser
  3. Controlling Fixtures
  4. Presets
  5. Cuelist
  6. Timeline
  7. Media Server Integration
  8. SmartFx

TRAINER
Eddie Welsh – Jands Lighting Applications Engineer

DATE & TIME
Wednesday, 9th March 2016
9:00am to 4:30pm
(Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided)

LOCATION
Jands
Building C, Training Room (upstairs)
40 Kent Road
Mascot, NSW 2020

PARKING
Free parking is available onsite

CHARGE
Free of charge

REQUIREMENTS:
Laptop for each student, with the following:

  • Windows 7, Vista or XP Professional with Service Pack 3, either 32 or 64bit edition.
  • Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard or 10.7 Lion *Hardware must support the 64-bit kernel
  • Intel® processor i3 (i5 or better recommended)
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
  • 4GB of available hard disk space

Spaces are limited, we recommend that you register now to ensure your place!

Register here

 

Showlight 2017 – Call for Papers

Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

00F971BACFShowlight (Florence, Italy, 20-23 May 2017) is now inviting lighting designers and directors, associates, programmers, scenographers, equipment manufacturers and others to submit their ideas for conference papers for the 2017 programme. Now is your chance to be part of this prestigious event!

The Showlight Quadrennial is one of the few international events organised specifically for lighting professionals by lighting professionals across the performance, television, film, architectural and event worlds. Held every four years, Showlight 2017 takes place in Florence and celebrates the 10th presentation of this eagerly-awaited lighting colloquium.

Showlight has made a special name for itself by bringing together many of the most famous names in lighting. Delegates are given the opportunity to be part of the larger international lighting community, as those with established careers and reputations mingle with those just starting out in the industry. Thanks to a comprehensive papers programme, a rather unusual trade show and an informative and entertaining social programme – the highlight of which is a full Conference Dinner – Showlight is a unique opportunity to mix with others in the lighting industry.

Clay Paky will be the main sponsor for Showlight 2017 which takes place at the historic Palazzo dei Congressi in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence, and promises to be another unique chapter in the history of the Quadrennial. The Palazzo has a large seated conference hall surrounded by an exhibition area where up to 40 exhibitors will be located. Delegates will have plenty of time to visit the stands, and exhibitors to attend the presentation of papers. A full programme of visits to major and unusual cultural places is offered on the Monday afternoon.

Call for Papers

A major part of the event is the conference programme and Showlight takes pride in attracting a wide range of speakers on a broad range of subjects: from major international lighting events to innovative use of lighting in the village hall; from state of the art research to borrowing ideas from other lighting genres; from Broadway award winners to student practitioners.

Showlight is now calling all lighting designers and directors, associates, programmers, scenographers, equipment manufacturers and others to put forward their ideas for conference papers for the 2017 programme.

Sessions should be 20 minutes in length to leave time for discussion and to enable more topics to be covered.

Seven main topics have been chosen for broad interpretation, although other categories may be explored .

• Description of INNOVATIVE LIGHTING DESIGNS

• UNUSUAL AND SPECIAL RIGS you have used

• ‘I TRIED THIS AND IT DIDN’T WORK’ – this could prove the most useful paper presented!

• LIGHT SOURCES – new sources, unusual sources, sources of last resort

• IT’S MY DESIGN – and I’ll cry – or cheer – if I want to!

• SPECIAL EFFECTS – how special, how effective?

• THE FUTURE AND THE PAST – techniques forgotten that could help us in the future

Speakers at Showlight benefit from free registration which covers everything, including access to all the seminar presentations, the trade show, full participation in the visits programme, food and drink throughout the day and a place at the main Conference Dinner on Monday evening. Showlight is pleased to offer a contribution towards the Speakers’ travelling expenses.

To be considered as a speaker for Showlight 2017, please email the following details to the Papers Committee at papers@showlight.org – Your name, contact details, a very brief summary of your professional background and a short outline that gives the flavour of your proposed Paper. Alternatively complete the online form at: www.showlight.org/papers.

 

ALIA Tour to Cold Chisel Sydney

Posted on Friday, December 4th, 2015

ccCold Chisel are back on the road with their One Night Stand Tour with lighting designed by Jeff Pavey.

Jeff’s rig includes several rectangular pods all with Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures down the middle surrounded by either Martin Professional MAC Auras or MAC101’s. Also in the rig are Sharpy Wash, VL3500, Studio Due CS4 and ShowPro EX36 outdoor LED floods. For control Jeff uses a High End Hog.

Jeff has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of his lighting …… the last tour at this classic venue.

Where: Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney
When: Thursday December 17th
Time: 3pm

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 Ed Sheeran Melbourne

Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

The fa12314516_1202961466385243_392195087114245891_obulous Ed Sheeran is currently doing a stadium tour of the country with his amazing one man show. Lighting design is by Mark Cunniffe with the talented Matt Jones looking after the lighting on the road. Matt, along with head of video Phil Mead, has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of the lighting rig on Sunday December 6th at 4pm.

Main system provided by Neg Earth. Additional extras for the Australian and New Zealand leg provided by Chameleon.

Lighting Equipment
83 x Clay Paky Sharpy Washes
48 x Clay Paky Mythos
38 x Clay Paky Stormys
Grand MA2 F11059602_1029198677101552_6421929160056103044_oull Size and Light and NPU’s
Luminex Networking, data distribution and Artnet nodes
Lancelot 4K Follow Spots
d3 Media system

Where: AAMI Park, Melbourne
When: Sunday December 6th
Time: 4pm

Numbers are strictly limited to 10.

If you would 12265967_1029198477101572_1815163425443535886_olike 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.

Photos: Ralph Larmann

 

Update: Voting for the Next ALIA President

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015

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Update: 7pm Monday November 30th.

Rohan Thornton has been elected President of ALIA for 2015 – 2016

There are two candidates running for the office of ALIA President for 2015 -2016:

Rohan Thornton  Rohan Thornton

Rohan started his career as a Trainee Lighting Technician at Channel 9 and has and is still actively working in all facets of the Entertainment Industry both in Australia and Overseas. Throughout his career, he has had a lead involvement in some of the biggest events to take place in this country and is always pushing the boundaries of Technology in out Industry.
His vision for ALIA is to make it a true representative organisation for all, both professional and amateur who have the passion for Lighting and associated fields.

170dbba   Cat Strom

Cat Strom is the founder of ALIA and has worked in entertainment technology for over 30 years.

As President I wish to strengthen ALIA’s presence in the lighting industry, attract new and younger members and ensure we meet our members’ expectations.
I also wish to ensure the Committee stay on track with their commitments.

 

Voting is only open to ALIA members.

An ALIA member is someone who holds a current financial subscription to the Association, or who has been nominated in writing by a company or organisation that holds a current financial subscription to ALIA.

To cast your vote for the next ALIA president, please download the PDF Ballot Paper from the ALIA web site and return the completed form to the Returning Officer Tim Hall at ResolutionX before 16:30 Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, November 30th.

 

Joining in at ALIA’s first Virtual AGM

Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

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The ALIA Annual General Meeting is your chance to get involved with the direction and the future activities of ALIA; and this time you don’t even have to leave your office, control room, lounge or underground bunker to attend. (A prize will be awarded to the ALIA member attending from the most exotic location.)

Anybody with a web-connected device can join in at ALIA’s first ever Virtual AGM on Google Hangouts by clicking on the link below at 18:00 Eastern Daylight time next Monday, November 30th.
[That’s 15:00 in WA, 17:30 in SA, 16:30 in NT and 17:00 in Qld]

Link to:  ALIA’s Virtual AGM

Full details of the AGM.