AV Asia Pacific Magazine

Projects

EMEA FIRST WITH 6D PROJECTION MAPPING

EMEA FIRST WITH 6D PROJECTION MAPPING

Production Technology (Protec) has deployed BlackTrax tracking on an unprecedented scale at a two-hour long government awards ceremony in Dubai. The events company used a giant 5×5-metre rotating cube structure hanging above a 22-metre diameter circular stage, which pitched forward, rotated, and lifted up and down, and was tracked using the realtime motion tracking and
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March 23, 2015 Projects

ILIVE K-SPORT

ILIVE K-SPORT

Allen & Heath’s iLive digital system and GL2800 analogue mixer were installed in Korea’s new Incheon Asiad stadium, built to host the 17th Asian Games.   Taking three years to construct, the gigantic stadium is capable of holding up to 62,000 people and was used for the games’ main sporting events as well as events
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March 19, 2015 Projects

PROJECTION MAPPING STREET ART

PROJECTION MAPPING STREET ART

A highlight of this year’s White Night Melbourne was a world first graffiti mapping exhibit from Technical Direction Company on a five storey high, 70m long canvas for the 12-hour nocturnal event in February. Inspired by Paris’ Nuit Blanche and the international network of White Night programmes around the world, the third annual Melbourne event
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March 10, 2015 Projects

MEYER CONSTELLATION: FULL CIRCLE FOR AUCKLAND VENUE

MEYER CONSTELLATION: FULL CIRCLE FOR AUCKLAND VENUE

The story of the first installation for Meyer Sound’s Constellation acoustic modification system in Australasia has an elegant symmetry. Text:/ Derek Johnson Auckland’s ASB Theatre, part of the Aotea Centre performing arts and events centre, opened in 1990. A lower roof than ideal kept costs down, but necessitated a custom electronic reverberation system to make
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February 25, 2015 Projects

HANGING ON EVERY WORD

HANGING ON EVERY WORD

For this house of worship, every word is sacred, and now every seat is the best seat in the house. Text:/ Christopher Holder A rabbi reading AV? Well, it’s not as far-fetched as it may first seem. In the realm of house of worship, the evangelical Christian market may be leading the technological charge but
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February 25, 2015 Projects

VISIONS OF VIENNA

VISIONS OF VIENNA

In an assembly of icons, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Greatest Hits from Vienna was projected live onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House on February 4 with animated 3D images inspired by the art of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, in a celebration of the artistic and musical heritage of the Austrian capital.
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February 19, 2015 Projects

DIGITAL SWEET SPOT

DIGITAL SWEET SPOT

Rising 12 storeys above Melbourne’s busy Haymarket intersection, the University of Melbourne’s Business and Economics Building earned the nickname ‘The Spot’ soon after its completion in 2009 due to its striking façade. University of Melbourne recently embarked on a project to refurbish and expand three of The Spot’s collaborative learning spaces, merging single to double
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February 18, 2015 Projects

TURNING THE G20 LIGHTS ON

TURNING THE G20 LIGHTS ON

Brisbane puts on her party frock to welcome world leaders and amuse the locals. Text:/ Derek Powell After years of preparation the G20 Circus has come and gone from Brisbane with a maximum of pomp and a minimum of protest. During the long weekend of the leaders’ summit, as motorcades swept to and fro through
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January 21, 2015 Projects

UPDATING THE ARCHIVES

UPDATING THE ARCHIVES

The National Film & Sound Archive, Australia hosts 30,000 school kids a year. Now, after a $2m upgrade to the NFSA’s theatrette, they’re finally paying attention. Text and Images:/ Mark Davie It’s just a little embarrassing when every presentation in the theatrette at the nation’s central repository of cinema and television history begins with the
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January 21, 2015 Projects

NO TIME FOR REFLECTION

NO TIME FOR REFLECTION

Getting a new PA for St Andrew’s Cathedral in an Almighty hurry. Text:/ Andy Ciddor Images:/ Courtesy of Technical Audio Group Even if liturgical audio isn’t your primary area of interest, if you’ve been reading this magazine for long, you’re probably familiar with the exceedingly-problematic task of achieving high-intelligibility for sound reinforcement in places of
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January 21, 2015 Projects