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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

FRESH BLOWFISH

FRESH BLOWFISH

Since its opening 11 years ago, Blowfish has been established at the elite end of Jakarta’s nightlife. To keep its fresh edge and improve the ambience, owner Ismaya Group recently undertook an ambitious upgrade, closing its doors for five months to replace the Japanese-inspired design with futuristic architecture and a complete overhaul of the AV
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January 8, 2015 Projects

SYDNEY LIGHTS UP FOR CHRISTMAS

SYDNEY LIGHTS UP FOR CHRISTMAS

As households across Australia’s suburbs struggle with tangled strings of festive lights and teeter on ladders, spare a thought for the Technical Direction Company. For the fourth year in a row the Sydney-based video services provider is bringing Lights of Christmas to the city, transforming the iconic St Mary’s Cathedral into a massive 3D projection
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December 15, 2014 Projects

EMERGENCY SERVICE UPGRADES WITH POLYCOM

EMERGENCY SERVICE UPGRADES WITH POLYCOM

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service has selected Polycom’s RealPresence One video collaboration solution to enable seamless, real-time communication between 900 staff across the state and more than 70,000 volunteer members. The subscription-based video solution provides uninterrupted communication in life-critical situations, enabling the NSW RFS to make faster decisions in planning and emergency situations
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December 1, 2014 Projects

BOOKISH

BOOKISH

This library for the 21st century sticks a community together with lashings of AV glue. Text:/ Christopher Holder Melbourne’s Docklands is a high-rise development that needs all the friends it can get. The luckless Southern Star ferris wheel seems emblematic of the waterside suburb – expensive and beleaguered. But there’s lots to like about the
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November 27, 2014 Projects

ENGAGING WITH IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY

ENGAGING WITH IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY

Wringing maximum value out of USC’s AV dollar Text:/ Derek Powell “Good, Fast or Cheap: pick any two,” is the maxim that project managers the world over are fond of quoting. If you want it to be good and you need it fast, then it won’t be cheap. It is usually an inviolate law for
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November 27, 2014 Projects

CONNECTING UP THE HOUSE

CONNECTING UP THE HOUSE

The Sydney Opera House upgraded its stage management desks but didn’t stop there. Now every audio, video or comms source is connected to any screen, speaker, cue light, VoIP phone or headset. Text:/ Andy Ciddor Everyone who’s worked in theatre, or merely visited the prompt corner on a stage, is familiar with the stage manager’s
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November 27, 2014 Projects

RIVER OF LIGHT

RIVER OF LIGHT

Laser show specialist Oracle Attractions has been selected as a finalist in the Best Achievement category of the Australian Event Awards for its contribution to Brisbane’s skyline spectacular, the Santos GLNG City Of Lights. Centrepiece of the show was a giant cascading water screen with a projection surface of some 1120sqm, which the company says
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November 10, 2014 Projects

EPIC 360° PROJECTION

EPIC 360° PROJECTION

The new Jangar Culture & Arts Palace in China’s northwest is a majestic museum that covers more than 6000 square meters, and cost more than US$10 million and four years to complete. A tribute to Jangar, one of the most respected Mongolian folk heroes, the four-story structure features an elaborate showcase of Jangar’s life story
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November 4, 2014 Projects