Aussie Sport Awards Stage LED Screens

Australian Institute of Sport Awards 2012

Elite Sound and Lighting were behind the production of Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Awards, held late last year in Canberra. The AIS Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of athletes and coaches over the year.

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The 2012 Awards were presented during an evening ceremony in the AIS Arena in Canberra. The night was hosted by Channel 7’s Mark Beretta and woman’s world surfing champion  Lane Beachly and celebrated the achievements of Australian sporting champions, highlighting the biggest moments and achievements of the season.

The main stage for the Awards Dinner featured VuePix L10 screen, configured into a  pyramid shape which was  used for Different organisation and company logo projection as well as the speaker’s background video effects. The specifically designed media content for the screen was streamed from an ArKaos A30 Media Server and scaled using a Vision Pro HD Video Processor.

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Both the lighting and LED video content on the VuePix L10 screen were controlled via a ChamSys MQ100 Expert Console. A LeMaitre MVS Hazer was also used for creating haze effects on the stage during the production.

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Top Slingsby (sailing) and Alicia Coutts (swimming) were awarded the ‘Athletes of the Year’ tiltle, with the Australian Sailing Coaching Team winning the prize for best Coaches.

Guy Sebastian Concert Stage Digital Display

Guy Sebastian will be touring Australia again

Guy Sebastian is getting ready for his new Australian “Get Along Tour 2013′, which is planned to be even bigger and better then his ‘Armageddon Tour’, which he toured Nationally mid last year. Kicking off late March in Perth, Guy and his team will be on the road again for more then 3 months with 45 planned stops. The First 10 legs of the new tour have already sold out, which forecasts another very successful project of this first Australian Idol series winner.

Melbourne bases event company, Powa Productions were behind the great success of the Armageddon Tour in 2012. They provided 2 identical touring rigs to ensure smooth logistics & a touring buss for Powa Production crew: Simon “Junior “Johnson (Lighting Director & Operator), Jed Von Hesse, Brendon Malone, Craig Housman and Casey Loraine.

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One of Australia’s Leading Lighting Designers- Bruce Ramus worked closely with Powa team to get his great conceptual stage designs into a reality. As the tour venues included both arenas and smaller local clubs, the production component of the tour needed to be really flexible to be able to adapt to all type of stage sizes and venues.

The lighting an video rig consisted of 28x VuePix M10 Mesh panels, floor mounted on the stage into several ’pillars’, providing great visual backgrounds for the band. The content for the screens was managed via 2 Arkaos Media servers. The Lighting rig included 19x Robe 600 LEDWashes mounted in a unique way in a horizontal fashion beside the LED screens. This was possible due to their light weight design and compact size.

The LEDWashes were used both for stage wash as well as visual eye-candy effects. 8x Robin MMX Spots and 7x Robe ColorSpot 700Es were included in the overhead  lighting rig as well as on the stage floor, these were used for stage lighting and as backlight. 2x Robe 400 Hazers were used to create haze effects during the show.

Guy Sebastian, who was the first winner of Australian Idol, has released seven top ten albums since his rocket to fame in 2003. His latest single “Get Along”, which was released late last year, will be the opening song for his new Australian Tour.

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Thunder on a Hill – HOG Rally

A large number of Australian Harley Fanatics rode from all corners of Australia to celebrate the 22nd Australian National HOG Rally in Canberra late last year. Nearly 1,500 members of the Harley Owners Group (HOG) joined in on the festivities over the three day meet and celebration held in the ACT. The production for the big weekend party ‘Thunder on the Hill’ was organised and delivered by Elite Sound and Lighting, who supplied all the lighting, visual and audio technology.

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The centrepiece of the concert stage which was designed for the legendarily Richard Clapton’s performance, was a VuePix L series screen.The 10mm pixel pitch modular screen was utilised for some great visual background effects. All of the displayed content was streamed from an ArKaos A30 Media server through a Vision Pro HD processor and DMX controlled via ChamSys Maxi Wing and Tablet PC.

Richard Clapton didn’t disappoint, singing his iconic hits and adding some new ones to the playlist as well. With Australian music history making act Axiom, Bailey Judd, Rock Monsters and Masterpiece and the Margaritas rocking the stage the other nights, the large crowd of Harley Fans were dancing and celebrating to the beat of classic rock songs throughout the whole long weekend.

The HOG Rally was finished in traditional style with a Thunder Run on Sunday, with all the club members riding in procession on their Harleys through the streets of Canberra, ending at Gold Creek Village with an outstanding Show and Shine bike show.

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Outdoor LED Wall

Bass in the Place, Canberra

Bass in the Place provided an explosive countdown to 2013 for all Canberra locals, who came in force to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2012 with their friends and neighbours at Garema place. Presented by the ACT Government, the all ages dance party showcased the best in local & interstate artists and was a great kick start to the New Year.

Local stars, VJ Insan3 and DJ Rush started the Top 50 2012 songs countdown, before DJ Rawson dominated the dance floor with his creativity and skills behind the decks. DJ stars Chris Fraser & Timmy Trumpet followed spinning some of the biggest dance hits of the year untill late into the evening.

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Production for this year was entrusted to Elite Sound and Lighting – Canberra’s leading audiovisual production and installation specialist. The stage featured VuePix E series 12mm screens (90 panels together) as a main visual / video element of the shows. The content for those was run by an ArKaos A30 Media server and rendered through Vision Pro HD Video Processor.

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The Stage lighting included some of Robe latest release products 7nd 16x MMX Spot, 16x 600LEDWash & 8x 100 LEDBeam. These were accompanied by16 x SDV Giga Strobes for high intensity strobe effects. The entire rig was controlled by various ChamSys Lighting consoles which included the MQ200 Pro for LX control and MQ100 Expert for screen control.

The midnight fireworks were perfect finish to the event, welcoming the new year in with style.

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Prime Minister’s Pacific Australia Awards

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard awarded the top university students from Australia, Asia and the Pacific with the Prime Minister’s Australia Award in December last year. 40 Australian and 50 international students had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the academic and social culture of their host country through research, study and work placements, including internship placements for some award holders.