Industry Issues

Creative Productions and Robe at Fire Fight Australia

26 Feb 2020

Fire Fight Australia raised over $10 Million for bushfire relief during an emotionally charged, high energy day of performance at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.

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Events cancelled as coronavirus spreads

25 Feb 2020

Australian production firms are now feeling the pinch, as corporate events that require international travel are being called off.

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ALIA FireAid Auction Raises $60,101!

19 Feb 2020

From all over the world, lighting gear was donated and we were astounded by the generosity and support.

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ENTECH gathers the tribes

19 Feb 2020

One good thing about social media is it has brought together the groups. ENTECH is officially a group destination this March, centred on the new ENTECH Cafe where free barista coffee runs until happy hour.

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June Jones

14 Feb 2020

Toni McAllister interviews June Jones about working in AV.

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BYOM – The next step towards the digital workplace

11 Feb 2020

Barco explains how Clickshare extends collaboration for in-room and remote meeting participants.

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CrewCare kicks off 2020

29 Jan 2020

The new incorporated charity CrewCare held its first board meeting yesterday at the Palais Theatre meeting room, courtesy of Live Nation.

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ALIA Fire Aid Auction

21 Jan 2020

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the Australasian Lighting Industry Association, now known as simply ALIA ( A few events to celebrate the fact were in the planning but they have been abandoned in favour of raising money for the Australian people and wildlife affected by the fires. Production companies are helping out by supplying…

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Opera House Lighting: Catherine O’Shea

4 Jan 2020

Article from The Archive: Connections Magazine, September 1998. Women in Lighting Opera House Lighting: Catherine O’Shea When Catherine O’Shea was 20, she decided she was bored, and dropped out of her third year of a mathematics degree. Eight years later, she is a Lighting Super­visor at the Opera House.Of all the supervi­sors in all the departments,…

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Immersive Live Sound – The Story So Far

17 Dec 2019

AUDIO Immersive Live Sound – The Story So Far   Two years ago Immersive Audio or Spatial Live Sound rolled out into the live audio market simultaneously from L-Acoustics  (France) with L-ISA, and d&b audiotechnik (Germany) with Soundscape. CX travelled to both manufacturers to hear the systems and talk to the engineers in October 2017.…

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Trending in Production Lighting – Weatherproof Fixtures

6 Dec 2019

TECH TALK   Trending in Production Lighting – Weatherproof Fixtures   by ULA Group’s Simon Pentz.   While IP65 rated fixtures are nothing new, they have usually only been used in Architectural lighting applications. But over the last few years, the live production industry has started to adopt the use of IP65 fixtures as the…

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Wi-Fi and Data Security on Events

27 Nov 2019

COMMUNICATIONS Wi-Fi and Data Security on Events by Simon Byrne Wi-Fi is real handy at gigs. It means less cables need to be run, and it gives you the ability to easily transport media, control devices remotely such as mixing desks, lighting control and so on. However, it is a long way from perfect and…

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