Returning after a successful 2016 debut, Integrate LIVE Theatre presents a comprehensive three-day program covering the latest in live entertainment technology. The 2017 program has been developed specifically with lighting, staging, and audio in mind, with a range of events targeted at a diverse audience - from those just starting out in the industry to experienced AV professionals.
It all begins with ‘Event Creation – The Secrets to Producing Award Winning Events’, the first of 12 seminars to be presented at Integrate LIVE 2017. Featuring Andrew Walsh of Accolade and Tiny Good of Showtech, this seminar will look at the entire live event process, from concept development right through to delivery. The two speakers will bring years of expertise to the event thanks to Walsh’s position as a highly regarded director of many major events - including the Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies - and Good’s experience as a renowned head rigger and production manager.
Four other seminars will be held on the first day, including ‘Sound Futures’ with David Claringbold (d&b audiotechnik) and ‘ICoPER Update’ with Tiny Good. ‘Sound Futures’ will explore the human auditory experience, with a focus on how nature and our physical environments may interact with sound technology in the future. Meanwhile, ‘ICoPER Update’ will see Good give an overview of the International Code of Practice for Entertainment Rigging, which is scheduled to be released later this year. The code will outline rigging requirements for different countries, with the seminar focusing on the implications for practitioners and manufacturers in the Asia-Pacific region.
The following day answers more questions on lighting and sound with a particularly useful seminar titled, ‘Getting the Best From Your Sound System’. Hosted by David Jacques of National Audio Systems, the event will advise audiences on how to make the most of PA systems, especially in difficult environments. Jacques will cover everything from sound system design to tuning and optimisation as he shares his knowledge of how to use PA systems effectively.
Once you’ve learned how to optimise your PA, Integrate have set up a panel of industry experts to discuss ‘The Impact of Technology on Lighting Design’. Paul Collision (eleven DESIGN), Marcus Pugh (resolution X), Pete Lynn (Technical Direction Company), Nimrod Weis (ENESS), and John Stanley (Light & Sound Solutions) will join forces to uncover the effects of new technology on lighting design in an effort to answer the question ‘Is new technology changing the way designers think?’
The seminar series closes on Thursday with four final events - ‘Electro-Acoustics for Pubs to Parliaments – How to Side Step Your Acoustical Problems’ will seek to fill the knowledge gap surrounding loudspeakers and acoustics with help from Glenn Leembruggen of Acoustic Directions. Leembruggen will discuss phase interface, modelling, equalisation, listening, and operation among other topics, exploring reasons why amplified sound is often of a lower quality than what can be easily achieved for the same overall cost. The final day will also see Jason Bovaird (Moving Light Productions) advise audiences on how best to approach lighting design in ‘Lighting Design For Theatre’. Bovaird will compare the differences in designs for a wide range of productions from ballet, opera, and musical theatre through to large scale events.
With everything from lighting and staging to pro-audio and AV, mark Integrate LIVE Theatre 2017 on your calendar as an event not to be missed.
Integrate will take place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from Tuesday August 29 – Thursday August 31. For more information visit integrate-expo.com.