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Feature Articles

 Project
 Description
 Client
Olympics 2000

Sydney Olympics 2000

Report on the technical production of the Sydney Olympics groundbreaking night time opening and closing ceremonies.

Lighting & Sound International, UK (PLASA Publishing)
MTC Theatre

Theatre of (your) Dreams

Melbourne Theatre Company's new performance spaces. How the company developed and implemented its detailed specifications of what a drama theatre should do.

AV Asia Pacific magazine, Australia (Alchemedia Publishing)
Spotlight India

Global AV: Spotlight India

Report on the state of the dynamic AV market in India to coincide with the first InfoComm India show.

InfoComm International®

 

AFP building

AFP Edmund Barton

Feature on the very secretive relocation of the Australian Federal Police headquarters into an architectural-award winning building.

AV Asia Pacific magazine, Australia (Alchemedia Publishing)
Connecting up the House

Connecting up The House

How the Sydney Opera House has completely re-thought the processes of communications and control across all its public spaces, performing venues and operations areas.

AV Asia Pacific magazine, Australia (Alchemedia Publishing)
North by Northwest at MTC

Hitchcock Meets Live Chroma Key

Melbourne Theatre Company's stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's action-thriller movie uses video projection of live chroma keyed scale models in a hilariously entertaining and highly engaging production.

Lighting & Sound International, UK (PLASA Publishing)
Symphony of Light

Symphony of Light Hong Kong

The creation and implementation of the spectacular nightly son et lumiere show that incorporates a multitude of buildings in the harbourside area of Hong Kong.

Lighting & Sound International, UK (PLASA Publishing)
Comm Games Ceremonies

Commonwealth Games Melbourne

Report on the technical production for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Lighting & Sound International, UK (PLASA Publishing)

Technical Features

 Project
 Description
 Client
Democtratising DMX

Democratising DMX

The rising trend for making DMX512 lighting control accessible to anyone with a computer and more importantly anyone with a control system concept to try out for themselves.

Lighting & Sound International, UK (PLASA Publishing)
HDbaseIP

HDBaseIP: The Way of the future

Feature on the recently developed technology that enables uncompressed HD video, Gb Ethernet, USB, RS-232, EDID,HDCP, etc, to moved across a commodity-switched IP network in realtime.

AV Asia Pacific magazine, Australia (Alchemedia Publishing)
Luxim plasma

Light Emitting Plasma

Luxim's flicker-free, high CRI, long life, high efficiency, RF-excited, electrodeless plasma light source.

 

Light+Design magazine, Australia (Alchemedia Publishing)
Sound barrier

Breaking the Sound Barrier

The impact of lighting on the audio and acoustic aspects of broadcast production.

TVTechnology, USA (New Bay Media)

One of the 91 "Let There Be Lighting" columns that appeared in this magazine between 2000 and 2010.

Peeling an Orange

Peeling an Orange with a Hairbrush

The implications of displaying video on LED scenic elements using the DMX512 lighting protocol.

TVTechnology, USA (New Bay Media)

One of the 91 "Let There Be Lighting" columns that appeared in this magazine between 2000 and 2010.

Organic Response

Organic Response

An Australian engineering team develops an approach to autonomous energy efficient lighting control from an entirely different different perspective

Light+Design magazine, Australia (Alchemedia Publishing)

 

Vista review

ViVa la Vista!

Review of the Jands Vista control console focussing on the breakthrough lighting control paradigms of fixture abstraction and effects abstraction.

Lighting Dimensions, USA (now Live Design)

Olympic Opening Ceremony - Beijing 2008

Report on the lighting and projection technologies used for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics on 08/08/08.

TVTechnology, USA (New Bay Media)

One of the 91 "Let There Be Lighting" columns that appeared in this magazine between 2000 and 2010.

Keylights

Once Upon a Time, There Were Keylights

Opinion piece on the demise of the hard keylight for portraiture in modern studio hosting set-ups.

TVTechnology, USA (New Bay Media)

One of the 91 "Let There Be Lighting" columns that appeared in this magazine between 2000 and 2010.

Tech Tutorials

 Project
 Description
 Client
Dimming in the 21st C

Dimming in the 21st Century

An examination of the technologies and applications of the multitude of dimming options available to the 21st century lighting system designer.

Light+Design magazine, Australia (Alchemedia Publishing)
Three Phase

1 + 1 + 1 Doesn't Always Equal Zero

How powering devices that chop up the mains makes a mockery of conventional three phase wiring theory and practices.

 

TVTechnology, USA (New Bay Media)

One of the 91 "Let There Be Lighting" columns that appeared in this magazine between 2000 and 2010.

Anatomy of a DSLR

Anatomy of a DSLR

How the optical and metering systems of a DSLR work and how this impacts on the suitability of these cameras for shooting video.
Formatted for viewing on a tablet or smartphone device.

 

Video&Filmmaker online magazine, Australia (Alchemedia Publishing)
Taming Softlight

Taming the Harsh Elements of Softlight

The problems inherent in using directional softlighting in multi-camera productions and the use of cloth egg crates to resolve some of these issues.

TVTechnology, USA (New Bay Media)

One of the 91 "Let There Be Lighting" columns that appeared in this magazine between 2000 and 2010.

User Manuals

 Project
 Description
 Client
Redback 12

Redback 12 Manual

User manual for the Redback, a sophisticated and feature-rich budget-priced phase-controlled dimming system.

LSC Lighting Lighting Systems
E Streamer

E-Streamer Manual

User manual for Enttec's E-Streamer, a multi-universe, Ethernet-based, DMX512 show recorder/playback system with advanced capabilities for playback scheduling and control.

 

Enttec

Publications

Andy's writing has appeared in a wide range of publications including:

AV Asia Pacific
Audio Technology
Connections
Digital Signage
Install Pro
Light + Design

Lighting & Sound America
Lighting & Sound International
Lighting Dimensions
Lighting: Art and Science
Live Design
Pro Sound News Asia

Stage Directions
TV Technology
Venue
Video & Filmmaker

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