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EAW Shines in Crown’s West End

12 Jun 2013

Melbourne’s Crown Casino recently completed a $50 million renovation of its West End, adding new gaming, dining and entertainment spaces.  AV consultants Point of View (PoV) chose to fit out a new night club and lounge/entertainment areas with loudspeakers from EAW (Eastern Acoustic Works).   AV integrators Urban Intelligence won the contract to fit out the…

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Audio-Technica signs with Rabbitohs

12 Jun 2013

Audio-Technica has become the Official Headphone Partner of the Sound Sydney Rabbitohs rugby league football team. With a proud history dating back to 1908, Souths are a foundation member of the National Rugby League competition and are currently flying high as one of the pre-season favourites for the 2013 premiership. To launch the partnership, Audio-Technica…

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Staging Connections appoints Dan Lourenco as Sydney Head of Production

12 Jun 2013

Staging Connections has appointed Technical Director, Daniel Lourenco to the Head of Production, Sydney. Having started with Staging Connections in 1998 as a trainee, Daniel has progressed in his career from a crew member, through to Technical Director, and will now lead the team as Head of Production. Daniel’s career with Staging Connections has seen…

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PAVT welcome Matt Vance as Technical Training Specialist

12 Jun 2013

Production Audio Video Technology have appointed Matt Vance as their Technical Training Specialist.  Matt now heads up PAVT’s new dedicated training department and will be handling all of their training offerings including a new Symetrix SymNet course and EAW product training. Matt is an acoustic engineer who has previously specialised in Architectural Acoustics and Sound…

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$90 Million new home for ABC Melbourne

12 Jun 2013

A new Melbourne headquarters is to be established for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy said the Government would provide the ABC with a loan of $90 million to assist the construction of a purpose-built facility at Southbank. “The new headquarters will house the ABC’s radio,…

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Vocational Training and the Entertainment Industry

31 May 2013

By John Grimshaw Looking at the news out of the world of “vocational training”,  and its lack of desire to support the live entertainment industry, I wonder if it isn’t time for the industry to walk away from the system altogether. Look at just two of the compromises and outcomes that have been made: 1)…

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Industry Training in terminal decline

30 May 2013

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses for the live production industry are winding up, with declining government support and almost no protest from the performing arts community. Led by the Victorian Government, TAFE courses for ‘creative’ industries are rapidly becoming up to 400% more expensive as subsidies are scaled back. This has fueled the cancellation…

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Employee or Contractor: Are YOU Sham Contracting?

28 May 2013

This from Phill, who runs a crew agency: Over the past couple of years, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has increasingly been investigating instances of sham contracting under the Fair Work Act 2009. In a nut shell, sham contracting is where a worker is engaged as a contractor but is doing the same work, or…

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Richard Neville lights Ultra Miami with Robe

27 May 2013

Miami, Florida’s Ultra Music festival is one of the world’s largest, loudest and brightest electronic music events.  Now in its fifteenth year, the March 2013 festival saw more than 330,000 fans pack Miami’s Bayfront Park.  The cream of the international EDM scene brought the bass, with performances from Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Tiesto, David Guetta,…

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Clay Paky Sharpy Washes make their debut on The Logie Awards

27 May 2013

The 55th Annual TV Week Logie Awards was held on Sunday 7 April 2013 at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne, Australia and broadcasted live on the Nine Network. On request from Lighting Director Rohan Thornton, Clay Paky’s Australian distributor Show Technology rushed in the new Clay Paky Sharpy Wash 330 fixtures. The Sharpy Wash features…

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Digistor’s renovated Artarmon Training Centre – Under New Management

27 May 2013

Need training in digital media creation software? Digistor have renovated their training centre in Artarmon and appointed a new manager, Sarah Palmer to head it up. Sarah joins the team with over sixteen years digital media business experience, including Operations Manager at Adimex. Courses and customised training is now offered for Adobe products; MAXON CINEMA…

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Lightbox to Cloud: CX across three decades

21 May 2013

Julius with early editions of Channels In 1990 when I started work on Channels, I met Josh Luo at Jands who was the only human in St. Peters who could operate Pagemaker 3 on a Mac IIcx. Our creative director was David Mulholland – these days a driving force behind the Vista project. The Mac…

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