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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