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Vivid 2015 – Expression of Interest

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

ivid Sydney is inviting creative industry professionals and aspiring practitioners from Australia and around the world to put forward their best and brightest creative concepts for Vivid Light which includes the spectacular light walk installations and iconic building projections.
Lighting artists, designers and manufacturers from around Australia and the world illuminate, interpret and transform Sydney’s urban spaces for 18 nights through their creative vision.
Industry leaders, creative companies, artists and students collaborate to provide ground-breaking, sustainable and interactive light creations around Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Circular Quay, Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour, the Central Business District and other creative precincts.
From 6pm to midnight over 18 evenings, clients, customers, creative imagineers, practitioners and the general public alike will marvel at your creation!
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the supply of design, lighting equipment, laser equipment, projection equipment for Sydney iconic landmarks, CBD buildings, heritage facades and the design and manufacture of lighting sculptures and installations.
Expressions of interest to participate in Vivid Light 2015 can be downloaded here.
Applications close on Friday 3 October 2014.

Vivid Sydney is inviting creative industry professionals and aspiring practitioners from Australia and around the world to put forward their best and brightest creative concepts for Vivid Light which includes the spectacular light walk installations and iconic building projections.

Lighting artists, designers and manufacturers from around Australia and the world illuminate, interpret and transform Sydney’s urban spaces for 18 nights through their creative vision.

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

From 6pm to midnight over 18 evenings, clients, customers, creative imagineers, practitioners and the general public alike will marvel at your creation!

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the supply of design, lighting equipment, laser equipment, projection equipment for Sydney iconic landmarks, CBD buildings, heritage facades and the design and manufacture of lighting sculptures and installations.

Expressions of interest to participate in Vivid Light 2015 can be downloaded here.

Applications close on Friday 3 October 2014.

 

Show Technology Celebrate a Successful Twenty Years

Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2014

Show Technology Celebrate a Successful Twenty Years
It’s hard to believe but is has been twenty years since Show Technology was formed, a time when Roboscans and Goldenscans were the sought after technology and Emmanuel was fresh out of the DJ box!
As a company Show Technology set out to provide quality products supported by unprecedented pre and post-sales support. The company offers its sales partners design and technical service support and is quite often involved in the intricate planning of major projects right from the early stages of a projects inception. This close working involvement with their partners ensures the company’s products are supported long after they have been sold and installed.
Leading the company over this period has been Emmanuel Ziino, a man who has earned respect from the industry, both at home and internationally.
“I am proud to be in charge of an industry leading company that has been around for this long,” commented Emmanuel. “The last twenty years has seen much change in technology, markets and people, yet we have always adapted while not losing our core principles of customer service and support.”
Of course behind every great man is a great woman and Emmanuel is quick to point out that his wife Gina was crucial to the company’s success.
“Gina has been my support from way before Show Technology and was there from the early days setting up accounting and administration systems, some of which are still in use today,” he said.
The 20th anniversary was celebrated by a couple of hundred industry professionals at, not surprisingly, a swish Italian restaurant complete with entertainment by the King himself. Many of those present have been by Show Technology’s side over the past twenty years.
“Part of our customer base today is still the same group we started with, yet we have many newer and “younger” customers,” added Emmanuel. “This provides a healthy mix that keeps our company dynamic.”
Show Technology’s suppliers have always been rock solid, and the company has grown with their core suppliers of MA, Martin and Clay Paky from day one. At the same time they have built strong support from suppliers that came along once their journey had started.
Show Technology may have some of the world’s best products to distribute but that would mean nothing if they didn’t have a loyal and dedicated team of staff.
“We couldn’t have got to where we are today without the support and dedication of key staff,” remarked Emmanuel. “”I’d like to thank our current team for such a dedicated effort and together, I think we are well positioned for the next twenty years!”
At the anniversary event Vince Haddad, James Moore and Philip Ngay were recognized for their contribution to the company having been there the entire twenty years whilst Ed Santucci was also commended for his ten years with the company.
“This is a great industry with fantastic people that probably doesn’t get the recognition it deserves outside our market circles,” concluded Emmanuel. “There is a huge amount of talent out there producing shows, conferences, concerts and events daily, usually with limited time and budgets yet with spectacular results.”
“A wonderful evening with awesome food, entertainment and the who’s who of the lighting industry in attendance. It shows how much these guys are respected and admired for the service and great products they have bought to us for the last twenty years. Well done.” Tony Davies, managing director Chameleon Touring Systems.
“I was there, I sat next to Tony. He was funny and wore a pink stripy shirt. I had a great night. Emmanuel hit the nail on the head when he said it was a family affair. Looking around the room, I saw the same familiar faces I have been dealing with my entire career. It was like a big family dinner.” Paul Collison, Eleven Design.
“To see Vince dressed as Elvis and perform like that is something I will never forget.” Tim Hall, managing director, Resolution X.
“What a great evening – great food, great wine, great company, two celebration cakes, a great history of images, a lounge singer singing Italian standards and an Elvis impersonator. Could you ask for more? Congratulations Emmanuel, Gina and the team on twenty years and a great evening.” Neale Mace, managing director Entertainment Installations.
“Wow, what a GREAT PARTY!  We were delighted to join EZ, Gina, and the Show Tech team together with industry colleagues to celebrate their 20th birthday! Elvis was great and his serenade very entertaining. It certainly was a milestone event and one which will be remembered by all those who joined in the fun. Can’t wait for the 21st birthday….” Sue Bishop, CC’s Light & Sound.
Images
Showtech1 – Show Technology staff Vince Haddad, James Moore, Philip Ngay and Ed Santucci are honoured for their long service.
Showtech2 – Elvis is in the building
Showtech3 – Gina and Emmanuel Ziino

It’s hard to believe but is has been twenty years since Show Technology was formed, a time when Roboscans and Goldenscans were the sought after technology and Emmanuel was fresh out of the DJ box!

As a company Show Technology set out to provide quality products supported by unprecedented pre and post-sales support. The company offers its sales partners design and technical service support and is quite often involved in the intricate planning of major projects right from the early stages of a projects inception. This close working involvement with their partners ensures the company’s products are supported long after they have been sold and installed.

Leading the company over this period has been Emmanuel Ziino, a man who has earned respect from the industry, both at home and internationally.

“I am proud to be in charge of an industry leading company that has been around for this long,” commented Emmanuel. “The last twenty years has seen much change in technology, markets and people, yet we have always adapted while not losing our core principles of customer service and support.”

Of course behind every great man is a great woman and Emmanuel is quick to point out that his wife Gina was crucial to the company’s success.

“Gina has been my support from way before Show Technology and was there from the early days setting up accounting and administration systems, some of which are still in use today,” he said.

The 20th anniversary was celebrated by a couple of hundred industry professionals at, not surprisingly, a swish Italian restaurant complete with entertainment by the King himself. Many of those present have been by Show Technology’s side over the past twenty years.

“Part of our customer base today is still the same group we started with, yet we have many newer and “younger” customers,” added Emmanuel. “This provides a healthy mix that keeps our company dynamic.”

Show Technology’s suppliers have always been rock solid, and the company has grown with their core suppliers of MA, Martin and Clay Paky from day one. At the same time they have built strong support from suppliers that came along once their journey had started.

Show Technology may have some of the world’s best products to distribute but that would mean nothing if they didn’t have a loyal and dedicated team of staff.

“We couldn’t have got to where we are today without the support and dedication of key staff,” remarked Emmanuel. “”I’d like to thank our current team for such a dedicated effort and together, I think we are well positioned for the next twenty years!”

At the anniversary event Vince Haddad, James Moore and Philip Ngay were recognized for their contribution to the company having been there the entire twenty years whilst Ed Santucci was also commended for his ten years with the company.

“This is a great industry with fantastic people that probably doesn’t get the recognition it deserves outside our market circles,” concluded Emmanuel. “There is a huge amount of talent out there producing shows, conferences, concerts and events daily, usually with limited time and budgets yet with spectacular results.”

“A wonderful evening with awesome food, entertainment and the who’s who of the lighting industry in attendance. It shows how much these guys are respected and admired for the service and great products they have bought to us for the last twenty years. Well done,” Tony Davies, managing director Chameleon Touring Systems.

“I was there, I sat next to Tony. He was funny and wore a pink stripy shirt. I had a great night. Emmanuel hit the nail on the head when he said it was a family affair. Looking around the room, I saw the same familiar faces I have been dealing with my entire career. It was like a big family dinner.” Paul Collison, Eleven Design.

“To see Vince dressed as Elvis and perform like that is something I will never forget,” Tim Hall, managing director, Resolution X.

“What a great evening – great food, great wine, great company, two celebration cakes, a great history of images, a lounge singer singing Italian standards and an Elvis impersonator. Could you ask for more? Congratulations Emmanuel, Gina and the team on twenty years and a great evening,” Neale Mace, managing director Entertainment Installations.

“Wow, what a GREAT PARTY!  We were delighted to join EZ, Gina, and the Show Tech team together with industry colleagues to celebrate their 20th birthday! Elvis was great and his serenade very entertaining. It certainly was a milestone event and one which will be remembered by all those who joined in the fun. Can’t wait for the 21st birthday….” Sue Bishop, CC’s Light & Sound.

Images

Showtech1 – Show Technology staff Vince Haddad, James Moore, Philip Ngay and Ed Santucci are honoured for their long service.
Showtech2 – Elvis is in the building
Showtech3 – Gina and Emmanuel Ziino
www.showtech.com.au

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The ‘Connect with COOLUX’ sessions at ENTECH CONNECT 2014

Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2014

The ‘Connect with COOLUX’ sessions at ENTECH CONNECT 2014.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the development of the industry’s skills and as a way for us to highlight the amazing COOLUX Pandora’s Box in a non-sales, no-pressure environment we have decided to run COOLUX training across both days of ENTECH CONNECT.
Importantly, the instructors for these sessions will be three of the brightest guys on the planet for this product, Harry Gladow, from COOLUX (Manager of Asia Pacific), Paul Collison, from Eleven Design as well as Show Technology’s very own Vince Haddad.
If you’ve ever wondered what all the hype is about this product OR would simply like to get your brain around this technology, then these sessions are for you. All are most welcome.
Schedule Outline.
DAY 1 (Wed 23rd July.)
Getting Started with Pandora’s Box (11.30am)
o Setting up a Pandoras’s Box Project.
o Importing Media
o Introduction to Timeline Programming
o Intoduction to DMX/Artnet Control via Lighting Console
Warping with Pandora’s Box (1.30pm)
o How to set up a projector Warp using PB Warper
o Examples of different types of warps
o How to export Warp to Pandoras Box
o Soft Edge Blending
Integration using Widget Designer (3.30pm)
o Inroduction Widget Designer STD/Pro/ULT.
o How to connect to and control Pandora’s Box.
o Demonstation Pandora’s Box NetLink
o Overview of Pro and ULT version – Nodes.
DAY 2 (Thurs 24th July.)
Getting Started with Pandora’s Box (11.30am)
o Setting up a Pandoras’s Box Project.
o Importing Media
o Introduction to Timeline Programming
o Intoduction to DMX/Artnet Control via Lighting Console
Hot to Track with Pandora’s box (1.30 pm)
o Intoduction/Demonstration of Coolux Camera Tracking System
o Intergration to Pandora’s Box
o PSN intergration to Grand MA2 PSN Network.
“NEW FEATURE” PB Venue Site (3.30pm)
o What is Venue Site
o How to set it up
o How to visualise your show with Venue Site.
Each session will run for 30 – 45mins each and there are very limited positions (just 12) available for each session. You can book for one session, two or more.
In addition to the above sessions, we will have the training room open for all to come and see the magic of the NEW COOLUX tracking systems, outside of these training sessions
To register send your details to training@showtech.com.au.

As part of Show Technology’s ongoing commitment to the development of the industry’s skills and as a way for them to highlight the amazing COOLUX Pandora’s Box in a non-sales, no-pressure environment they have decided to run COOLUX training across both days of ENTECH CONNECT.

Importantly, the instructors for these sessions will be three of the brightest guys on the planet for this product, Harry Gladow, from COOLUX (Manager of Asia Pacific), Paul Collison, from Eleven Design as well as Show Technology’s very own Vince Haddad.

If you’ve ever wondered what all the hype is about this product OR would simply like to get your brain around this technology, then these sessions are for you. All are most welcome.

Schedule Outline.

DAY 1 (Wed 23rd July.)

Getting Started with Pandora’s Box (11.30am)

o Setting up a Pandoras’s Box Project.
o Importing Media
o Introduction to Timeline Programming
o Intoduction to DMX/Artnet Control via Lighting Console

Warping with Pandora’s Box (1.30pm)

o How to set up a projector Warp using PB Warper
o Examples of different types of warps
o How to export Warp to Pandoras Box
o Soft Edge Blending

Integration using Widget Designer (3.30pm)

o Inroduction Widget Designer STD/Pro/ULT.
o How to connect to and control Pandora’s Box.
o Demonstation Pandora’s Box NetLink
o Overview of Pro and ULT version – Nodes.

DAY 2 (Thurs 24th July.)

Getting Started with Pandora’s Box (11.30am)

o Setting up a Pandoras’s Box Project.
o Importing Media
o Introduction to Timeline Programming
o Intoduction to DMX/Artnet Control via Lighting Console

Hot to Track with Pandora’s box (1.30 pm)

o Intoduction/Demonstration of Coolux Camera Tracking System
o Intergration to Pandora’s Box
o PSN intergration to Grand MA2 PSN Network.

“NEW FEATURE” PB Venue Site (3.30pm)

o What is Venue Site
o How to set it up
o How to visualise your show with Venue Site.

Each session will run for 30 – 45mins each and there are very limited positions (just 12) available for each session. You can book for one session, two or more.

In addition to the above sessions, we will have the training room open for all to come and see the magic of the NEW COOLUX tracking systems, outside of these training sessions

To register send your details to training@showtech.com.au.

 

Australian Experts to host discussion and presentation on Knock-off & Unsafe Equipment’s impact across the industry at ENTECH CONNECT

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014

MXW delivers superior digital audio, carried by Dante over standard Ethernet using shielded Cat5 cables while all components with rechargeable Li-Ion batteries provide in-unit rechargeabilit“ENTECH CONNECT is proud to announce that it will be hosting a discussion and presentation on Knockoff & Unsafe Equipment its impact across the Australian industry.  A panel of key industry experts from manufactures to end users, will come together to discuss this growing problem and its effects on the industry.”
Facilitated by Julius Graton (CX Media), the esteemed panel includes:
Steve Devine, Meyer Sound / ACETA
Frank Andrewartha, Quest Engineering / ACETA
Peter McKenzie, Philips Selecon / ACETA
Andrew MacColl, Staging Connections
This free to attend session, will provide an exclusive insight for everyone in the industry on this growing problem, whilst covering the following topics;
What is a knockoff and what isn’t?
Not everything from China is a knockoff
Involvement from organised crime in the counterfeit industry
Economics & Insurance issues
Safety compliance issues and Exposure to legal action?
The session will be held at ENTECH CONNECT from 2pm – 3:00pm on Thursday 24th July 2014 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Melbourne.  Information on the panellists can be found at www.entechshow.com.au.
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ENTECH CONNECT is proud to announce that it will be hosting a discussion and presentation on Knockoff & Unsafe Equipment its impact across the Australian industry.  A panel of key industry experts from manufactures to end users, will come together to discuss this growing problem and its effects on the industry.

Facilitated by Julius Graton (CX Media), the esteemed panel includes:

Steve Devine, Meyer Sound / ACETA

Frank Andrewartha, Quest Engineering / ACETA

Peter McKenzie, Philips Selecon / ACETA

Andrew MacColl, Staging Connections

This free to attend session, will provide an exclusive insight for everyone in the industry on this growing problem, whilst covering the following topics;

What is a knockoff and what isn’t?

Not everything from China is a knockoff

Involvement from organised crime in the counterfeit industry

Economics & Insurance issues

Safety compliance issues and Exposure to legal action?

The session will be held at ENTECH CONNECT from 2pm – 3:00pm on Thursday 24th July 2014 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Melbourne.  Information on the panellists can be found at www.entechshow.com.au.

 

ALIA 2014 Annual General Meeting

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

The 2014 ALIA AGM will be held at 4:30pm on Wednesday 23rd of July in a meeting room at the Entech Connect Show in the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

The meeting will present a review of the progress that ALIA has made in the last 12 months and, more importantly, provide an opportunity for members to influence the future direction of the association through the election of committee members.

All committee positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and six ordinary committee members, are open for nominations and election. This is your opportunity to have an input to the direction of ALIA. Due to our members’ wide geographic dispersion and frequently frantic work-habits, the 2014 election of office bearers will be held by a combination of email, fax, and personal voting at the meeting.

Nomination forms for all committee positions are available for downloading.

Full meeting details on the AGM page

 

ALIA Seminars at Entech Connect 2014: Video in Production – design, technologies and tools

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Lighting and video designers, video artists and technologists get together to look at the roles and possibilities of video as a design element in production. Ultra high resolution cameras, display panels, projectors, scalers and servers combine with compositing and rendering tools to further blur the distinction between performance and video design. Is a live animated projection part of the design or one of the performers? Where is this leading us?

Chaired by Andy Ciddor (AV and Video & Filmmaker magazines)

Panel
Ben Claydon (Mediatec Group)
Rohan Thornton (Firelight Production Services)
Paul Collison (Eleven Design)
David McKinnon (CVP)
Scott Allan (Freelance Lighting Designer)

To book go to http://www.entechshow.com.au/entechconnect/education/seminars

 

ALIA Seminars at Entech Connect 2014: Lighting Design vs Lighting Technology

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

A panel of lighting luminaries debate the relative influence of design concepts and the available technologies on the way productions look. Do designers wait for the technology to catch up with their ideas or does the availability of new tools push design ideas in new directions. This session will cast new light on a debate as old as the nail-hole gobo and as new as LED beam lights.

Chaired by Joseph Mercurio (VCA)

Panel
Peter Darby (Victorian Opera)
Phil Lethlean (Freelance Lighting Designer)
Matt Scott (Freelance Lighting Designer)
Marcus Pugh (Resolution X)
Simon Barrett (Show Technology)

To book go to http://www.entechshow.com.au/entechconnect/education/seminars