Event News

ALIA Tour to Muriel’s Wedding Sydney

Posted on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

The world-premiere stage musical adaptation of Muriel’s Wedding, based on the 1994 Australian film comedy that starred Toni Collette, officially opened November 18 at the Sydney Theatre Company.

Presented by the Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical is an updated theatrical adaptation by original screenwriter P.J. Hogan. The musical’s score incorporates ABBA pop hits alongside original songs by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall.

Lighting design is by Trent Suidgeest who, along with Andrew Tompkins venue head LX, has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of his design for ALIA.

Trent’s rig includes 14 x Claypaky Scenius, 12 x VL1100 AS, 24 x VLX Wash, 6 x Martin MAC Aura XB, 6 x MAC TW1 Narrow, 4 x VL3000 Wash, 17 x GLP X4 Bar 20, 8 x GLP X4 Bar 10, 12 x HEX Strip, 7 x Ergheiz Fusion Bar, 18 x RGBW Pinspot, 62 x Coloram II and IT Scrollers, 8 x Dual Gobo Rotators, 2 x RJ Cyrano, 1 x LSG Low Fog, 1 x MDG Atmos, 2 x Magnum 1800 Fog, 1 x Power Tiny – deck cues, ETC Source Fours all lenses, Pacifics 12/28 + 23/50, HP Fresnels 1.2k / 2k, Source Four pars, CODAs. Various addressable RGB LED Tape and Festoon. There are also many wirelessly controlled set and furniture elements plus a custom fibre optic star cloth. Control is an ETC EOS Ti.

When: Tuesday 28th November
Time: 12pm
Where: Roslyn Packer Theatre

To attend this tour please email cat@alia.com.au. Please add if you are interested in seeing the show too. 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.

 

ALIA Tour to Drake Melbourne

Posted on Monday, November 13th, 2017

Following his phenomenally successful ‘Boy Meets World’ tour across Europe, Grammy-Award winning and platinum-selling recording artist Drake will be bringing the tour to Australia and New Zealand in November 2017.

Often tour productions are stripped back for Australia but Drake has made this show even bigger and better for us! The show has been turned into an in-the-round, kinetic spectacular with 1000 Glow Motion balls cleverly synced with lasers and lighting.

Lighting designer Guy Pavelo has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of this lighting rig which includes: 64 x PRG Icon Beam, 38 x Highend SolaSpot 2000, 76 x PRG Icon Edge, 68 x GLP JDC-1 Strobe, 24 x PRG BestBoy HP, 76 x SGM XC-5, 4 x PRG Ground Control, 4 x PRG Longthrow Ground Control, 2 x Full Size grandMA 2, 1 x grandMA 2 light, 11 x NPU and 5 x pathway Switches.  Lasers – Special FX: 20 x 15w Arctos Lasers, 10 x 6w Arctos Lasers, 8 x 3w x Laser Audience Scanners, Pangolin Beyond and 8 x LeMaitre LSG.

When: Sunday November 19th
Time: 4pm
Where: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

To attend this tour please email cat@alia.com.au. Please add if you are interested in seeing the show too. 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.

 

ALIA Tour to Stevie Nicks, Sydney

Posted on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Superstar singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks is just about to start the Australian run of her 24 Karat Gold.

Joining Stevie for these special concerts are the legendary Pretenders, fronted by Chrissie Hynde.

Fans will be treated to full, individual sets by Stevie Nicks and Pretenders who will both be performing their greatest classic hits and much much more.

Production designer Paul “Arlo” Guthrie of Toss Film & Design Inc. has created an elegant design that accentuates Stevie’s style and music. Lighting director Chris Lose, who is on the road with the show, said “There is no timecode in this show. Everything, including the lighting, video and automation, is operated manually. No two shows are exactly the same. Stevie likes to go where she wants, when she wants, even in the middle of a song, so you need to be attentive and be ready at all times.”

Chris, who is also well known for his monthly articles in PLSN magazine, has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of the lighting rig and design in Sydney.

The rig includes 72 x VL3000 Spots, 20 x Martin Viper Profiles, 20 x BestBoy HPs, 1 x PRG Ground Control, 22 x Solaris Flare RGBW, 24 x 2K Skypans, 34 x GLP X4, 32 x Rush Par2 Zoom RGBW, grandMA2 Full Size Control and an Mbox Extreme V3.10. Supplier: PRG Australia.

When: Wednesday November 8th
Time: 12pm
Where: ICC, Sydney

To attend this tour please email cat@alia.com.au. Please add if you are interested in seeing the show too. 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.

 

ALIA Tour to Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk, Sydney

Posted on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

*TOUR FULL BUT THERE IS A WAIT LIST*

Inspired by James Cameron’s record breaking film AVATAR, Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk: The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning Arena spectacular. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility.

Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination.

Toruk: The First Flight features set and props design by Carl Fillion, lighting design by Alain Lortie, sound design by Jacques Boucher, puppet design by Patrick Martel, and rigging and acrobatic equipment design by Pierre Masse.

Looking after the lighting for this Australian tour is Simon St-Louis who has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of the lighting design.

The rig includes 38 x VL4000 Spot, 10 x VL3000 Wash, 2 x VL3000 Spot, 16 x Claypaky Mythos, 12 x Sharpy, 12 x Sharpy Wash 330, 16 x GLP Impression X4, 56 x Elar 108 PAR RGBW , 12 x LitePanels 1×1 Standard, 26 x Lumenbeam Medium, 11 x Glaciator X-Stream and 13 x G-300 Fogger.

A copy of the plot will be emailed to you upon registration.

When: Wednesday October 25th
Time: 1pm
Where: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

Four lucky people will be invited back for the evening show where they will watch from the control area with Simon.

To attend this tour please email cat@alia.com.au. Please add if you are interested in seeing the show too. 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.

 

You are invited to help Show Technology celebrate one year in NZ!

Posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Come celebrate our 1st year in New Zealand, details are as follows. Please remember to RSVP!

 

ETC Eos Console Training Sydney

Posted on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

ETC 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, 14th September 2017
9:00am to 4:30pm
(Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea are provided)

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

COST
Free of charge

PARKING
Free parking available on-site

Register Here

 

TDC Opens Its Doors

Posted on Friday, August 11th, 2017

You’ve probably noticed that TDC – Technical Direction Company is recognized worldwide these days, gaining attention by being first to supply innovative video technologies to high profile live events, Light Festivals, TV productions and live performance.

The exclusive TDC Open House held at TDC’s Alexandria Headquarters on 2-4 August enabled production professionals to actually get their hands on ground-breaking technologies, talk to expert TDC teams about how these new tools can be used in future projects, and to peek at the latest tools and technologies coming out of worldwide R&D labs.

“While we’ve always been known for using the latest video technologies in innovative ways to realise our clients’ projects, we’re now getting ahead of the game by developing and deploying technology such as automation, motion tracking and real time content generation that will be the future of live entertainment,” said Michael Hassett, managing director at TDC. “Throughout the Open House event, our clients rebooked for double appointments and brought their important clients with them. The audience included many of Australia’s leading production people from TV, corporate, theatre, artistic groups, graphics houses along with eager students from NIDA and the Australian Film and television institute.”

These VIP guests had the opportunity to see some of the world’s latest and best video technologies. TDC has expanded their capabilities to include show pre-visualisation, motion tracking, automation with technology demoed by TDC experts using d3, Notch, Blacktrax, the latest UDX projectors from Barco, along with TDC’s broadcast OB capability, and high resolution creative LED offerings.

The showcase concluded with a resident technical DJ and party!

www.tdc.com.au