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The NBN – Not to Blame, Necessarily

November 19, 2019

COMMUNICATIONS The NBN – Not to Blame, Necessarily by Simon Byrne. We constantly hear of poor internet delivered over the NBN, however the blame does not automatically sit with the NBN Co. There is a lot going on. NBN Co are in an invidious position. Under significant financial pressure from the government, they are the…

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Guy Sebastian

November 18, 2019

ROADSKILLS by Cat Strom.Photo Credits: Troy Constable “In terms of production, there was no stone left unturned, from staging and use of levels, sound production, musical and vocal arrangements, choreography and the captivating lighting and visuals. Sebastian raised the bar and reminded the crowd why he is one of Australia’s most successful recording artists.”…

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How to win a Cisco hackathon

November 15, 2019

TECH TALK How to win a Cisco hackathon by Landell Archer. Recently, Kim Burgess, an ACAEngine developer from Australia, was part of a team that won the ‘Smart Spaces’ category at the Cisco hackathon in Dallas. Here’s how you do it: Identify an interesting problem Emergencies are an unfortunate reality. Think about it in terms…

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Two Way Radios

November 12, 2019

COMMUNICATIONS by Jason Owen, Managing Director D2N – Technology Solutions. Since the early 20th century, two-way radio technology has been a key enabler in how we communicate over large distances. From local government, to police, the military, freight operations, marine, aviation and much more, two-way radios have not only evolved but also delivered us smarter…

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November 11, 2019

THEATRE by Cat Strom.Photo Credits: Daniel Boud Hair, the show that revolutionised music theatre, is back, celebrating 50 years since its Australian debut. Australian audiences were first introduced to the American musical Hair at the Metro Theatre, Sydney in June 1969. Billed as ‘The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical’ the production was ground-breaking in its modern…

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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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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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So What is Event Communications?

November 7, 2019

COMMUNICATIONS by Chris Dodds, Managing Director, The P.A. People. So who are The P.A. People and what is Event Communications? A common response from our crew is ‘Don’t be fooled by the name on the shirt’, particularly at some of the larger international events that we work on. Whilst domestically The P.A. People are reasonably…

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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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ETC Augment3d at Integrate

October 29, 2019

More Than Just Pre-Visualisation by Alex Hughes. Pre-visualisation and the process of the pre-programming of lighting in general have not really evolved from the days of the first release of the popular visualisation platform known as Wysiwyg. Over the years the only real improvement that has truly been constant ongoing innovation has been the overall…

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