By Stuart Milne Early in 2015 I took 95-specialist crew to Baku, Azerbaijan to work on the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the European Games. This was after successfully supplying crew to London 2012, Sochi 2014 and Glasgow 2014. I was on-site Administrator for all these projects and again for Baku. None...Read more ?
The collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith is dreadful to watch, as 3000 staff prepare for unemployment. Without any doubt the vulture fund Anchorage Capital have a lot of explaining to do, having dressed the retailer up for a half billion float and then walking away with the loot. But today's...Read more ?
Vying for attention? I’m pretty glad we installed a ramp in the loading dockhere at CX HQ, because it made getting the Vi7000 into our building a lot easier than it otherwise would be. Further helping the processalong was the modular nature of the Vi7000 – ours arrived in three distinct pieces. We...Read more ?
Real freedom of speech ClearCom would have to be regarded as one of the main big players in the comms industry, and with a comprehensive array of product spanning wired and wireless pointto- point and partyline systems, it’s little wonder. The FreeSpeak platform has been around for long enough...Read more ?
Bands - ya gotta love em. Some of them take themselves so seriously - it's not entertainment, it's art. Others are far more pragmatic, seeing a pub gig simply as a means to an end (and whose end, you may well ask?), a way to keep a room full of drunks happy for three hours. But they are a rarity. So,...Read more ?
Officially launched at ProLight+Sound 2015, Adamson System Engineering’s new sub-compact line array system, the S-Series, has finally made it to Australia. Proud distributor CMI was keen to show it off, and invited audio bods from around the nation to their Brooklyn, Victoria headquarters to hear...Read more ?
LED Blinder The humble audience blinder has been a mainstay of concert production since forever. Commonly found on front trusses, rear trusses, and scattered around stages, the tungsten blinder has certainly found a place in the world. But it’s not without some problems... A standard Molefay...Read more ?
It’s been barely twelve months since that cheeky little popstar Robbie Williams last toured the country with his Swing Both Ways show. This year he’s returned with his Let Me Entertain You tour, featuring a crowd pleasing parade of hits which combined with his charismatic, funny and mischievous...Read more ?
Compact hybrid fixture It’s no secret I have a lot of time for Clay Paky. I love how well the company does optics, and the Mythos is perhaps one of their neatest achievements yet. It’s a compact fixture with a 1,500 hour, 470W discharge lamp. Luminous flux is stated at 23,000lm, native...Read more ?
This is inadequate, and will be replaced when more elegant words are available. David Grant died today from a brain tumor. In 1987, David Grant established David Grant Special Events after a career on the production side of theatre and television, then in advertising and journalism. DGSE helped pioneer...Read more ?