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Vintage Hair

November 11, 2019

THEATRE Vintage Hair by Cat Strom. The first Australian production of Hair was staged 50 years ago at the Metro Theatre, in Sydney’s Kings Cross on 4 June 1969. Produced by Harry M Miller, it was well-reviewed despite a minor hitch at the premiere when the auditorium had to be evacuated because of a bomb…

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The Hills were Alive …..

November 8, 2019

  By Julius Grafton Seldom in Australian corporate history has value been wrecked with as much vigour as at Hills Limited, where the limping audio-visual division was sold to Amber in November. The story starts with Hills Limited buying Audio Telex Communications in 2005 for around $35 million. ATC was Australia’s largest distributor of professional…

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Chauvet DJ Freedom Flex H4 IP X6

November 8, 2019

ROAD TEST Chauvet DJ Freedom Flex H4 IP X6 by Arosh Fernando. Arosh Fernando is the managing director of Melbourne’s WooHah Productions, a one-stop audio visual production company that provides content creation and talent management in addition to equipment hire and technical services. Recent high profile clients have included the Melbourne Esports Open 2019, Wizard…

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Hills to sell Australia and New Zealand AV business to Amber Technology

November 6, 2019

Amber Technology Limited, a subsidiary of Ambertech Limited (ASX:AMO), and Hills Limited (ASX:HIL) are pleased to announce they have reached agreement for the sale of the Hills Audio Visual (AV) business to Amber Technology, with both parties committed to ensuring a smooth transition for customers, vendors and employees. The sale, which is subject to certain…

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Vale Garry ‘Brick’ Chamberlain

November 6, 2019

19 February 1960 – 4 November 2019. By Greg Yates It is with much sadness that I report the passing of Garry ‘Brick’ Chamberlain. I was informed by his long-time partner that he passed away peacefully in hospital on Monday November 4. At last he is at peace and free of the ills that controlled…

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OPTO Projects

November 5, 2019

PROFILE OPTO Projects by Jason Allen. OPTO Projects are a relatively young Melbourne company directed by Scott Opie and Simon Toomer that provide bespoke lighting solutions for unusual projects, with a specialisation in set electrics. CX spoke with Simon Toomer about where the company came from and where it’s going… Simon Toomer: I started my…

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Hayden James

November 4, 2019

ROADSKILLS Hayden James by Cat Strom.Photo Credits: Brayden Smith & Jordan Munns With design and creatives by David Fairless, the staging for Hayden James’ latest tour is quite remarkable. The June 2019 release of Hayden James’ debut album Between Us provided a platform for David to produce an entirely new show to tour around the…

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Holograms – A User’s Guide to Blowing Minds

November 1, 2019

TECHNOLOGY Holograms – A User’s Guide to Blowing Minds From CX Magazine – August 2017 Whether you call it a ‘hologram’ or the ‘Pepper’s Ghost’ illusion, projecting video that looks three-dimensional on-stage is now part of the production repertoire. While the technique was first described in the 16th century and popularised in the 19th, we now…

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Projection in CX Magazine

October 31, 2019

FEATURE In case you missed – here are individual story links from our October feature on Projection, plus a selection of further reading on the topic from CX Magazine … THE PROJECTION ISSUE – October 2019: The Electric Canvas – White Night Reimagined by Jason AllenColour Quality in Projection by Simon ByrneRiver of Light by…

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New at ENTECH 2020 – the AV Hour of Power

October 30, 2019

At 10 AM, an hour before the show floor of ENTECH Roadshow opens, Australia’s consultants and integrators will assemble for the AV Hour Of Power! Fuelled by free coffee and pastries, the busy AV professional will be treated to product expert’s ‘elevator pitches’ on what their product is, how it works, and why you should…

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CrewCare launches: Important new charity helping crew

October 30, 2019

Around six years ago a collective of 70s and 80s road crew had a reunion at St Kilda Bowls Club. Afterwards a spreadsheet of present and missing crew was created and with a lot of input from the 200 crew at the reunion, an eventual 400 names represented all known working crew from the 1970s.…

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Colour Quality in Projection

October 28, 2019

PROJECTION by Simon Byrne. As you are no doubt aware, all the colours we perceive are a mixture of three primary colours – red, green, and blue. The human eye has three types of colour receptors called cones that are conveniently sensitive to the redder, greener, and bluer wavelengths. Talking of wavelengths, different colours of…

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