Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses for the live production industry are winding up, with declining government support and almost no protest from the performing arts community. Led by the Victorian Government, TAFE courses for 'creative' industries are rapidly becoming up to 400% more...Read more ?
This from Phill, who runs a crew agency: Over the past couple of years, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has increasingly been investigating instances of sham contracting under the Fair Work Act 2009. In a nut shell, sham contracting is where a worker is engaged as a contractor but is doing the same...Read more ?
How long is a piece of string? The key is how many hours a week and a year you can work. This is a great tool to help you decide: It lives at http://freelanceswitch.com/rates/ and it is currency agnostic. You just enter the unit of currency you want. I did a little example based on a young...Read more ?
Julius with early editions of Channels In 1990 when I started work on Channels, I met Josh Luo at Jands who was the only human in St. Peters who could operate Pagemaker 3 on a Mac IIcx. Our creative director was David Mulholland - these days a driving force behind the Vista project. The Mac IIcx...Read more ?
EDITED 12.08PM MAY 8, 2013 Peter Milne is head of Electric Canvas in Sydney, an innovator and a career technician with vision. He is in mourning after the senseless death of his daughter Maddie on Anzac Day. She took her own life, after an episode of bullying at Asquith Girls High School in Sydney's...Read more ?
By Jason Allen On International Women’s Day (March 8), I read an article by musician, producer and blogger Madeleine Bloom about her experiences working tech support at DAW company Ableton. Noticing only a very small percentage of people contacting her were women, she dug into the numbers...Read more ?
Venues that collude with 'in house' audio visual providers to lock out external audio visual suppliers face legal action, according to Joe De Abreu, Managing Director of Austage. "I have spoken to lawyers and after two meetings I feel that they would cost us more than the venues charge. I have...Read more ?
(Photo of Michael Cohl courtesy of NYT) 2013 is the year The Rolling Stones discovered there is a limit to what people will pay. In the most embarrassing way - having unsold premium tickets. This is what The Guardian said today: "Glancing at the North American concert dates on the Stones' website,...Read more ?
While I continue to attend many funerals, I reserve the right to occasionally comment on how men seem to delay or deny health prognosis. Just the other day I polled a bunch of 50+ guys at Neil Smith's wake and suspect half of them were not familiar with a doctor. I'm 55, and I have 2 medicals...Read more ?
This is what CX reported at Christmas. Woodie is now unhappy, he has broken his collarbone. He doesn't want a gathering, he just wants to leave. If you know Ian, send him a positive message about your times - nothing maudlin please..... Early Departure for Woody TAG audio specialist says goodbye Audio...Read more ?