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20/20 Eurovision

20/20 Eurovision

Every aspect of the AV production for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 was lavish. Let’s take a look at some of it. Text:/ Andy Ciddor Let’s get it out of the way right now: the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) has no artistic merit whatsoever. The songs range in quality from mediocre banality all the way
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July 17, 2014 Projects

Herding Cats While Juggling Chainsaws

Herding Cats While Juggling Chainsaws

White Night 2014: The logistical challenge of Melbourne’s staging of the international festival of light and sound. Text:/ Marcus Pugh It was late on Saturday night 22nd of February when I headed into the city to soak up what has become the must-see event on Melbourne’s cultural calendar: White Night. While I’d had a preview
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July 17, 2014 Projects

Intensely Vivid

Intensely Vivid

Sydney’s wintertime Vivid Festival continues to pick up momentum Text:/ Paul Collison It’s hard to believe that the Vivid Festival in Sydney is already in its seventh year. From very humble beginnings, where a piece of snake light in a tree was passed off as Art, Vivid has grown to become one of the biggest
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July 17, 2014 Projects

AV House Call

AV House Call

Federation Uni’s Simulated Home Environment Learning Space brings health science teaching home. Text:/ Christopher Holder There’s nothing quite as real as reality. And when it comes to training our aspiring health professionals real-world education and training is paramount. But before we let our nurses and paramedics loose on real-life humans with real-world maladies, the next
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July 17, 2014 Projects

EXTREME AV

EXTREME AV

Riedel’s Red Bull Solution After a three-year hiatus the Red Bull Air Race World Championships is up and flying. Renowned as the fastest motorsport on the planet, the visual spectacle combines high speeds, low altitudes and extreme maneuverability, as the world’s top pilots navigate aerial racetracks in eight races across the globe between February and
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July 14, 2014 Projects

On the Boil

On the Boil

Auckland museum’s tale from a virtual topographic ocean Text:/ Derek Powell Moana – My Ocean, a recent exhibition at the Auckland War Memorial Museum provides an excellent example of how audiovisual techniques can be used to not just see below the surface, but provide entirely new perspectives into the behaviours of the natural world. Although
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May 30, 2014 Industry, Projects

Central AV OB Van

Central AV OB Van

With the only full HD OB van west of Melbourne, Central Audio Visual has just staked a massive claim to the video business in South Australia – and beyond. Text:/ Derek Powell Images:/ Courtesy Central Audio Visual A 12-camera capable full-HD Outside Broadcast (OB) truck is not the usual item on an audiovisual company’s hire
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May 30, 2014 Projects

Iconic Athenaeum Embraces Coda & Digico

Iconic Athenaeum Embraces Coda & Digico

As one of Victoria’s oldest public institutions, the Melbourne Athenaeum was founded in 1839. The heritage building was originally the Melbourne Mechanics’ Institute. Later it became a picture theatre, then a venue for the Melbourne Theatre Company before they decamped to Victoria Arts Centre. These days, it’s the smallest of the traditional CBD theatres, but
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May 30, 2014 Projects

On-Water Matters

On-Water Matters

Opera Australia’s Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour requires plenty of audio innovation to stay afloat. Text:/ Robert Clark Since the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (HOSH) series began four years ago, Opera Australia’s lavish outdoor productions have created complex live-sound scenarios for sound designer, Tony David Cray. Not to mention the wind, rain and a
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May 30, 2014 Projects

TEDX GOES TO THE MOVIES

TEDX GOES TO THE MOVIES

A stand-out star of the film is the latest projection technology.
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April 24, 2014 Projects