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PLASA to Host Pre-LDI Party to Benefit Behind the Scenes

Posted on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

PLASA has announced that they will host the Behind the Scenes Happy Hour, a pre-LDI party with music, food and drinks from 6pm-8pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at The Las Vegas Hotel.
The goal of Behind the Scenes Happy Hour is not only to throw a great party but also to raise money for Behind the Scenes which provides financial support to entertainment technology professionals when they are ill or injured or to their surviving family members. Funds are granted which can be used towards medical care, basic living costs and funeral expenses. Behind the Scenes, an initiative of the PLASA Foundation (formerly the ESTA Foundation) brings help and hope in times of great need. At this time, it will replace the Rock Our World Awards and Cocktail Reception, as that program is being evaluated and updated for the future.
Current sponsors include Altman Lighting (Diamond) and Barbizon Lighting Company (Gold). Sponsorship opportunities are available on multiple levels and information can be obtained online at na.plasa.org/news/LDI/BTS_HappyHour_SponsorPacket_2014.pdf or by emailing katie.mcculloh@plasa.org for more information.
Tickets for the Behind the Scenes Happy Hour will go on sale in September.

PLASA has announced that they will host the Behind the Scenes Happy Hour, a pre-LDI party with music, food and drinks from 6pm-8pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at The Las Vegas Hotel.

The goal of Behind the Scenes Happy Hour is not only to throw a great party but also to raise money for Behind the Scenes which provides financial support to entertainment technology professionals when they are ill or injured or to their surviving family members. Funds are granted which can be used towards medical care, basic living costs and funeral expenses. Behind the Scenes, an initiative of the PLASA Foundation (formerly the ESTA Foundation) brings help and hope in times of great need. At this time, it will replace the Rock Our World Awards and Cocktail Reception, as that program is being evaluated and updated for the future.

Current sponsors include Altman Lighting (Diamond) and Barbizon Lighting Company (Gold). Sponsorship opportunities are available on multiple levels and information can be obtained online at na.plasa.org/news/LDI/BTS_HappyHour_SponsorPacket_2014.pdf or by emailing katie.mcculloh@plasa.org for more information.

Tickets for the Behind the Scenes Happy Hour will go on sale in September.

 

Entech & Entech Connect Riggers Forum welcomes key sponsor

Posted on Monday, May 26th, 2014

The annual EEntech & Entech Connect Riggers’ Forum has secured Australia’s Pollard Productions as a key sponsor for the first time, further enhancing the programme’s reputation as the only one of its type in the Asia-Pacific region.
The two day programme, which offers attendees to the opportunity to workshop with key industry leaders whilst exploring and debating this specialist section of the industry, will take place on the 23 -24 July at the at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Australia.
James D Ring, managing director of Pollard Productions said, “Pollard Productions are very proud and pleased to be the Riggers’ Forum Sponsor for Entech Connect. The Forum sessions are important because they help spread the word on safety and share knowledge and experience with others leading to a better and safer industry.”
Stephen Dallimore Entech Connect event manager added, “When we launched the Riggers’ Forum in 2012 we wanted it to be an interactive, encouraging open discussion on the use of newly devised products and industry practices and to review the process of standardisation. I’m delighted to welcome Pollard Productions on board as a partner for the Riggers’ Forum in 2014.”

The annual Entech & Entech Connect Riggers’ Forum has secured Australia’s Pollard Productions as a key sponsor for the first time, further enhancing the programme’s reputation as the only one of its type in the Asia-Pacific region.

The two day programme, which offers attendees to the opportunity to workshop with key industry leaders whilst exploring and debating this specialist section of the industry, will take place on the 23 -24 July at the at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Australia.

James D Ring, managing director of Pollard Productions said, “Pollard Productions are very proud and pleased to be the Riggers’ Forum Sponsor for Entech Connect. The Forum sessions are important because they help spread the word on safety and share knowledge and experience with others leading to a better and safer industry.”

Stephen Dallimore Entech Connect event manager added, “When we launched the Riggers’ Forum in 2012 we wanted it to be an interactive, encouraging open discussion on the use of newly devised products and industry practices and to review the process of standardisation. I’m delighted to welcome Pollard Productions on board as a partner for the Riggers’ Forum in 2014.”

www.entechshow.com.au/

 

IES Seminars – Enlightenment: The Basics if Efficient Lighting

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

2014 Seminar Programme

GOLD COAST: Thu 4th; Fri 5th; Sat 6th September 2014
MELBOURNE: Sat 11th; Sat 18th; Sat 25th October 2014
PERTH: Tue 11th; Tue 18th; Thu 20th November 2014

> Why

The course provides fundamental lighting knowledge and basic lighting principles that all people touched by our industry should be familiar with.

It is not intended as a precursor to other established lighting courses but more as an induction program to lighting for those who require no specialist lighting training.

> Who

Retail lighting staff sales
Representative lighting staff
Electrical contractors
Facility managers
Factory staff
Manufacturing staff
Wholesale staff

> Course Outline

The energy efficient lighting course is delivered by a combination of three full day or evening face-to-face sessions, as well as home study, assessment and revision

IESANZ Member: A$1,100 pp • Non Member: A$1,210 pp • Groups: A$1,045 pp for 5 or more registrations.

In-house Courses (10 – 25 participants) are available on request at a cost of $995 pp inclusive of GST. If you wish to run a course in-house, you must be able to provide a seminar room, whiteboard, screen and catering.

Non member registrants receive a one year associate membership of IES: The Lighting Society included in their registration. See www.iesanz.org  for membership benefits

> Contact

More information and registration is available at http://enlightenment.iesanz.org or email or call Anne Stewart nswsecretary@iesanz.info Tel: 61 2 8091 4008

http://enlightenment.iesanz.org

2014 Seminar Programme
http://enlightenment.iesanz.org
GOLD COAST: Thu 4th; Fri 5th; Sat 6th September 2014
MELBOURNE: Sat 11th; Sat 18th; Sat 25th October 2014
PERTH: Tue 11th; Tue 18th; Thu 20th November 2014
> Why
The course provides fundamental lighting knowledge and basic lighting principles that all people touched by our industry should be familiar with.
It is not intended as a precursor to other established lighting courses but more as an induction program to lighting for those who require no specialist lighting training.
> Who
Retail lighting staff sales
Representative lighting staff
Electrical contractors
Facility managers
Factory staff
Manufacturing staff
Wholesale staff
> Course Outline
The energy efficient lighting course is delivered by a combination of three full day or evening face-to-face sessions, as well as home study, assessment and revision
IESANZ Member: A$1,100 pp • Non Member: A$1,210 pp • Groups: A$1,045 pp for 5 or more registrations.
In-house Courses (10 – 25 participants) are available on request at a cost of $995 pp inclusive of GST. If you wish to run a course in-house, you must be able to provide a seminar room, whiteboard, screen and catering.
Non member registrants receive a one year associate membership of IES: The Lighting Society included in their registration. See www.iesanz.org  for membership benefits
> Contact
More information and registration is available at http://enlightenment.iesanz.org or email or call Anne Stewart nswsecretary@iesanz.info  Tel: 61 2 8091 4008
 

SPARC Design 2014 – program of events

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014

SPARC Design is a celebration of lighting design and an educational experience for lighting professionals and other lighting industry stakeholders. It coincides with magnificent VIVID Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. Don’t miss this opportunity — register today!

SPARC Design 2014 features:

* Diverse professional presentations  in architectural, daylight, urban art and theatre lighting design topics from industry experts

* TALKING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT: powered by PechaKucha, presentations from lighting designers and other lighting industry stakeholders

* Cocktail functions both evenings

All SPARC Design activities will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Circular Quay on 26 & 27 May — in the very heart of VIVID Sydney!

Download the full program here

 

Vivid Sydney at Sydney University – 3D Mapping Competition

Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

This is an official invitation to take part in Australia’s first open source 3D mapping festival. Winning entries will be projected on to one of Sydney’s oldest buildings.

Your work will be showcased along side leading 3D mapping artists to a global audience of millions.

This is your chance to have your work featured on this auspicious building between 27th May and 3rd of June 2014 from 6pm till 12pm each night.

We are accepting both existing and new works of animation and moving image art from both students and the wider global creative community. Tell us a story, paint the building, show us know your creative ideas for this space.

Entry Details

Entrants are allowed to submit a maximum of five entries’ per person with each piece to be a maximum length of 10 minutes.

Animations chosen will be shown during set times each evening on the Sydney University Quad Building and the wining entry’s will be notified via e-mail on the 23rd May.

Submissions closing date will be 12pm Monday 19th May 2014.

Entry Specifications

Please deliver all content to the following specifications.

• Composition Size: 3072×2368 px

• Compositions to be supplied in a Quicktime file with DXV Codec (downloaded here http://www.d3technologies.com/support/downloads?utf8=%E2%9C%93&downloads_category_id=22 )

• 30 frames per second.

• Audio at 44.1Khz constant bitrate

• Maximum 10 minutes in length per composition.

• All files must be named – with the Composition Name – Authors Full name and location. For example – VIVID-PATH_TO_THE_FUTURE-BLUELINES_IN_3D-MASSIVE_ATTACK-LONDON

• All files are to be delivered in via E-mail with a 200 word artist bio and a functioning download link (High tail, We transfer etc)

• All files to be sent to Vivid.projections@sydney.edu.au – prior to 12pm on Monday 19th May.

• Winners will be announced on the 22nd May 2014.

File downloads

Please use the following download links for the building files to be used for all 2D and 3D compositions.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/49ct6tfrcohmex3/HnAqC9Ts7R

Please remember that the surface of the building is a dark stone material and final animations seriously benefit from bright contrasting colours to achieve the best visual experience for the audience.

Good Luck

For more event details please contact joe@finelytuned.com.au

The University of Sydney / 27th May – 3rd June 2014
This is an official invitation to take part in Australia’s first open source 3D mapping festival. Winning entries will be projected on to one of Sydney’s oldest buildings.
Your work will be showcased along side leading 3D mapping artists to a global audience of millions.
This is your chance to have your work featured on this auspicious building between 27th May and 3rd of June 2014 from 6pm till 12pm each night.
We are accepting both existing and new works of animation and moving image art from both students and the wider global creative community. Tell us a story, paint the building, show us know your creative ideas for this space.
Entry Details
Entrants are allowed to submit a maximum of five entries’ per person with each piece to be a maximum length of 10 minutes.
Animations chosen will be shown during set times each evening on the Sydney University Quad Building and the wining entry’s will be notified via e-mail on the 23rd May.
Submissions closing date will be 12pm Monday 19th May 2014.
Entry Specifications
Please deliver all content to the following specifications.
• Composition Size: 3072×2368 px
• Compositions to be supplied in a Quicktime file with DXV Codec (downloaded here http://www.d3technologies.com/support/downloads?utf8=%E2%9C%93&downloads_category_id=22 )
• 30 frames per second.
• Audio at 44.1Khz constant bitrate
• Maximum 10 minutes in length per composition.
• All files must be named – with the Composition Name – Authors Full name and location. For example – VIVID-PATH_TO_THE_FUTURE-BLUELINES_IN_3D-MASSIVE_ATTACK-LONDON
• All files are to be delivered in via E-mail with a 200 word artist bio and a functioning download link (High tail, We transfer etc)
• All files to be sent to Vivid.projections@sydney.edu.au – prior to 12pm on Monday 19th May.
• Winners will be announced on the 22nd May 2014.
File downloads
Please use the following download links for the building files to be used for all 2D and 3D compositions.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/49ct6tfrcohmex3/HnAqC9Ts7R
Please remember that the surface of the building is a dark stone material and final animations seriously benefit from bright contrasting colours to achieve the best visual experience for the audience.
Good Luck
For more event details please contact joe@finelytuned.com.au
 

ALIA Tour to Michael Bublé, Melbourne

Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014

Michael Bublé’s To Be Loved tour has been smashing box office records wherever it has played; in the UK it was originally slated to do six nights at London’s O2 Arena, he was forced to add four extra shows when the first run sold out in just five minutes.

The tour has now reached Australia along with Michael’s long time LD and ex-Melbourne resident Kurt Wagner who has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of his lighting rig on Sunday May 4th in Melbourne. The rig includes 3 x grandMA2 consoles with 4 x NPUs, 3 x d3 media servers, 141 x Martin MAC Vipers, 36 x Martin Viper Wash DX, 14 x Martin MACIIIs, 12 x Martin MAC Auras, 174 x Chroma-Q Color Force 12s, and 7 x Reel EFX DF-50 hazers.

Where: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
When: Sunday May 4th
Time: 2.30pm

To read a full account of the lighting go to: http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/41-production-profile/12025-michael-bubles-qto-be-lovedq-tour-.html

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.

 

Award winning lighting set designer LeRoy Bennett headlines the Education Program at ENTECH CONNECT 2014.

Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

This week sees the launch of the 2014 Education Program for ENTECH CONNECT, featuring an impressive line up of speakers and topics headlined by international lighting guru LeRoy Bennett.
An award winning lighting set designer, Bennett works with the world’s leading performance artists including Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Rammstein, and Rihanna. His CV down the years is a veritable who’s who of artists performing on the world stage.
Bennett will be discussing his personal philosophy of design during his inspiring and informative session. He will walk the audience through his creative process from the muse, embryonic stages of discovery, sharing and drawing ideas from the artist or client, throughout his processes to completion of design.
“The combination of musical and architectural emotion is the driving force behind my work! ”  Bennett states.  “I always enjoy sharing my love for design with people who embrace the creative process, and I am very excited about speaking at ENTECH CONNECT and meeting people in the Australian creative community!”
The Education Program at this year’s ENTECH CONNECT is an expanded series of seminars and lunches covering topics for Pro Audio, Audio Visual, Integration, Lighting and Staging Professionals.   “We feel privileged that LeRoy Bennett has accepted our invitation to headline the program this year.  ENTECH CONNECT is delighted to offer this once-in-a-career opportunity to visitors of the show, enabling them to meet and learn from one of the world’s best!” said Stephen Dallimore, Event Manager of the show.
The session will be held from 10:30am – 12:00pm on Wednesday 23 July 2014 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Melbourne.  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.

This week sees the launch of the 2014 Education Program for ENTECH CONNECT, featuring an impressive line up of speakers and topics headlined by international lighting guru LeRoy Bennett.

An award winning lighting set designer, Bennett works with the world’s leading performance artists including Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Rammstein, and Rihanna. His CV down the years is a veritable who’s who of artists performing on the world stage.

Bennett will be discussing his personal philosophy of design during his inspiring and informative session. He will walk the audience through his creative process from the muse, embryonic stages of discovery, sharing and drawing ideas from the artist or client, throughout his processes to completion of design.

“The combination of musical and architectural emotion is the driving force behind my work! ”  Bennett states.  “I always enjoy sharing my love for design with people who embrace the creative process, and I am very excited about speaking at ENTECH CONNECT and meeting people in the Australian creative community!”

The Education Program at this year’s ENTECH CONNECT is an expanded series of seminars and lunches covering topics for Pro Audio, Audio Visual, Integration, Lighting and Staging Professionals.   “We feel privileged that LeRoy Bennett has accepted our invitation to headline the program this year.  ENTECH CONNECT is delighted to offer this once-in-a-career opportunity to visitors of the show, enabling them to meet and learn from one of the world’s best!” said Stephen Dallimore, Event Manager of the show.

The session will be held from 10:30am – 12:00pm on Wednesday 23 July 2014 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Melbourne.  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.

http://www.entechshow.com.au/entechconnect