Production News

Nivtec Staging for Tech & Gadget Expo

Posted on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Structured Events is a company that specializes in event production, event hire and stage hire that uses the latest in event technology and infrastructure. The company is owned by Tristan Miller, who with many years of experience in the industry decided to venture out and start Structured Events with the aim to deliver an exceptionally high level of detail and care on every event for his clients.

This was evident at The Technology and Gadget Expo 2017, which is Australia’s largest technology expo which allows visitors of all ages to interact with the latest in technology products, meet with hundreds of the best and most innovative brands/individuals in an interactive show floor. One of the main attractions at this year’s expo held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre was the E-Bike testing ramp designed and built by Structured Events.

Building on the success of the inaugural TGE 2016, manufacturer feedback requested a more substantial test track for their E-Bikes and subsequently show organisers contacted Structured Events to design a solution that would put the bikes to the test. With a proven record in production hire and a return on investment seen by Tristan while working at previous companies, Structured Events designed and engineered a ramp solution using the high quality Nivtec Staging System and hand rails supplied by Showtools International.

The design required the following equipment:

14 x Nivtec 2m x 1m Panels
14 x Nivtec 185cm Handrails
4 x Custom Nivtec Ramp Ends to suit 11-degree angle
20 x 800-1400 adjustable legs
8 x 600-900 adjustable legs
8 x 400-600 adjustable legs
4 x 200mm adjustable legs
72 x Swivel Couplers
64m Scaffold Tube

The design included a 15-meter overall ramp with an incline of 11 degrees rising to 1.2 meter at its highest. The choice to use the Nivtec handrail system was due to the system being able to provide an elegant handrail/barrier which is ideal for exhibitions and displays where bulky handrails would obstruct the audience view.

The Nivtec staging modules were installed for its ease of use, the effective Nivtec hook on system provides strength with a high load capacity as well as providing a quick assembly process. These factors made Nivtec the best solution to meet the necessary requirements for the ramp in addition to being secure and safe. This is reinforced by Tristan who stated, “We chose the Nivtec stage system to add to our inventory for its proven record in production hire, the robust design and high quality hex ply finish. The hook-on system makes set up efficient and reduces labor with less hardware, loading time and truck space required for each stage build. The precise 2 meter x 1 meter panels are ideal for custom stage and set work where cladding and accessories are made to size in the workshop, while other carpeted decks have a greater tolerance in dimensions and the gaps between decks creating variances when constructing on site.”

The Nivtec Ramp was a total success with the organisers thrilled with the outcome as well as the people testing the E-Bikes. With the addition of the flexible Nivtec Staging System to their ever-growing inventory from Showtools, Structured Events will be able to provide all kinds of stage/ramp solutions that can be designed to suit any application or client from traditional disabled access and wheelchair ramps to vehicle and other exhibition displays.


Busy Weekend for EI Productions

Posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017






Over the weekend, the Central Coast Business Excellence Awards 2017 were held in the ballroom at Crowne Plaza Terrigal. EI Productions supplied a complete production and crew package including some of their new Vuepix ER5.9 LED Screen and Roland V1-HD switcher. Lighting included Martin MAC Aura, RUSH MH7, some ETC Profiles, Fresnels and ShowPro LED Sunstrip and Truss Mates. All run from an MA2 light.
Audio used a Dynacord Cobra 2, Soundcraft Si Compact and Yamaha LS9, EV wedges and Shure ULX wireless.
Crew: Duncan McFarlane, Garth McMurray, Rob Vickery, Dan Lia Innervolume, Daniel Callaghan.

Also at the weekend The Jungle Giants were doin’ their thing at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre. EI Productions supplied an LX rig using Martin MAC Viper Profiles, MAC Auras, Atomics, Claypaky Sharpy, ShowPro Quad18 LED pars, duets and Unique Hazers.
Crew: Daniel Callaghan and Duncan McFarlane.


Elite provide complete AV for Luton Charity Ball

Posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017






Again in 2017, Elite Event Technology provided a complete audiovisual production solution for the annual Luton Charity Ball.

Held again this year at the National Convention Centre Canberra, guests were transported to Santorini Greece for an evening of fun and entertainment, all while raising much needed funds for local charities.

MC for the evening was the very funny Costas Kilias with entertainment provided by the Canberra Hellenic Dancers, the amazing Ricki-Lee and local favorites Hit Parade.

Once again, the Canberra community showed how generous we are to those in need by digging deep into their pockets for much needed funds for three worthy local charities.

The night was another huge success.


Thaitanium utilise Antari Fog Machine’s Z1020

Posted on Monday, August 28th, 2017

Popular Thai hip hop artists Thaitanium performed at Home nigthclub, Darling Harbour Walk on Sunday. Lighting Designer was Peem Poolpol who utilised Antari Fog Machine’s Z1020 – available as a special order through Eventec – this machine is a powerful DMX-controlled vertical pure fog machine, light weight, sleek and compact design making it easy for installation and to maintain.

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Elite Event Technology at ACT Property Council Awards Gala Ball 2017

Posted on Monday, August 21st, 2017






A Night At The Theatre, that was this years theme for the Property Council of Australia – ACT Gala Ball and Awards Night. Fittingly held in The Royal Theatre at the National Convention Centre Canberra, Elite Event Technology provided a complete audiovisual solution for this years event.

MC for the evening was Bobby Fox, star of the musical Jersey Boys who also provided some of the entertainment, along with actors from Canberra Academy of Dramatic Arts and The Baker Boys Band.


Creative Productions smashing into Sydney

Posted on Monday, August 21st, 2017

The Sydney Manga and Anime Show (SMASH) kicked off  in Sydney over the weekend taking technical services from Creative Productions. SMASH – Sydney Manga and Anime Show – is a Japanese pop culture convention that is devoted to artists, creators and fans alike.

Drawing on staff and equipment resources from both the Sydney and Gold Coast offices, production was supplied for the main stage, side stage, several breakout spaces and an outdoor band and artist entertainment area.

The event saw the use of TLC Global 4.8mm Led Screens in both the main plenary and the mini-stage along with GLP X4 washes, Ayrton Magic Panels, sunstrips and a host of Yamaha, D&B and Shure audio equipment.


Ayrton WILDSUN™K25 deliver World First

Posted on Monday, August 21st, 2017

The PBR Australia National Finals were recently held at Qudos Bank Arena and for the first time in World PBR history, the event was fully lit under production lighting instead of arena venue lights.

Micheal ‘Simmo’ Simpson admits it was a major gamble but he was confident he could make it work once he had seen the Ayrton WILDSUN™K25.

“I was dead set on making it work and it paid off, thanks to the WILDSUN™K25 units Chameleon Touring Systems recently purchased,” commented Simmo.

The WILDSUN™K25 is a new-generation moving head luminaire; the result of collaboration with cinematographers and operators specialized in the video production of major sporting events. The WILDSUN™K25 is the only LED luminaire capable of measuring up to the classic Fresnel HMI 4,000 and 6,000 lights in terms of pure output.

“I wanted to take the event from a sporting show to an arena show, and vica versa, all under my control,” said Simmo. “Using the WILDSUN™K25 units meant that I could go from a theatrical look straight into broadcast quality, quickly and simply. I lit a 30m x 30m arena with just four WILDSUN™K25, in an ideal world six would have been perfect. I added ten Martin MAC Viper AirFX to fill in the grabs – although to be honest, the WILDSUN™K25s didn’t leave many.”

The WILDSUN™K25 offers a high level of illumination at an even range. It is the perfect lighting solution for large venues, such as permanent or temporary arenas and stadiums dedicated to sports or other major events.

The rest of Simmo’s rig consisted of MAC Viper Profile, MAC Quantam Wash, Claypaky Sharpy Wash and Sharpy Profiles.