Event News

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.



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:




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