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Content Creator/Editor appointment
Novatech Creative Event Technology would like to announce the appointment of Trent Heaft as Content Editor/Creator. He will be a key contributor to the Content Studio at Novatech. Trent has over ten years experience working in film & media in both a production and educational context in Adelaide, Sydney and London.
Originally trained in traditional fine arts at Uni SA, majoring in ‘painting and sculpture’ (and minoring in photography), Trent has an obsessive attention to detail and a deep understanding
of ‘art/design elements and principles’ across multiple publishing platforms. With a diverse set of skills including editing, motion graphics, compositing and audio engineering, Trent both compliments and enhances Novatech’s service offerings within the Content Studio. Trent’s creativity also extends to his music; he has won numerous awards for song writing and performance in Adelaide and Sydney and will be releasing his self-produced debut EP in 2014.
It has long been a goal of his to work collaboratively as part of a professional, creative team, producing dynamic and engaging work for film, television and the web. We are thrilled to have him join the team at Novatech.
About Novatech Creative Event Technology:
Novatech Creative Event Technology is one of Australia’s leading and most respected audio visual production companies. Driven by a passion and commitment to staging exceptional events, we have the expertise, technology and resources to produce and stage truly unique conferences, gala dinners, product launches, road shows and concerts that surpass our client’s expectations. Our world-class team, cutting edge technology and in-depth experience across a wide range of venues provides you with the confidence and peace of mind when staging your next event.
For more information, please visit http://www.ncet.co
It’s been a while since we’ve sent out some news from our world so I’m glad to see this newsletter up and running again with a new look and feel.
For our ‘quiet time’, things have been pretty busy around Novatech of late. We’ve had a stack or corporate gigs of various sizes through the winter months plus our perm hires (venues using our equipment) have gone from strength to strength as well.
We’ve introduced some new crew to the business plus we’ve made 2 key appointments to our staff. Firstly, Jay Wheeler joined us as our Marketing Manager and Head of Studio. Jay has over 23 years experience in the Advertising & Marketing game and will help us consistently deliver our brand to our customers as well as manage & grow our content studio. The second appointment is the return of Dior Yarwood in the new role of Director, Business Operations. Dior rejoins us after a stint over in the ‘States’ and is working on the whole of business, helping put process and procedure in place as well as identifying new business opportunities.
It’s an exciting era at Novatech as we gear up for the busy season - we’re ready.
(Too many comms in this photo?)
Once again, Novatech was proud to be involved in the Darwin Festival this year. This 18 day feast of music, theatre, dance, cabaret and art is a massive event in the Darwin Calendar and has been running in one form or another for 35 years.
We set up, ran and packed down this major event at multiple venues with George’s Green and Festival Park in particular coming alive with massive stages utilising Novatech equipment and staff. It was a fantastic time to be up in the top end.
We sent up 7 crew in total with 2 staying up there for the duration of the festival, plus 2 x 40’ high cube containers housing over 600 pieces of lighting, audio and video equipment.
There was plenty of down time during the days (with many events in the evening) that left our lads to explore some of Darwin’s attractions. There was a visit to Litchfield National Park, trips to the Wave Pool, a fishing charter plus a couple of the boys managed some dirt biking and even jumping out of a perfectly good plane - why wouldn’t you ?
As it was quite warm, there were also a few quiet beverages consumed - purely for re-hydration of course.
Between the sun and the mozzies, lesser men would have been taken down but our crew of Whitey, Sacca, Reggie, Tassie, Pagey, Menk and Pauly are a resilient lot. Either that or their re-hydration techniques proved just as effective in warding off the enemy.
With everyone back now and the containers fully unloaded, equipment comprehensively tested and now back in circulation, it’s onto the next event, taking note of the various experiences Darwin had to offer and looking forward to doing it all again next year and hopefully for many more to come.
Darwin, you were awesome.
August also saw the Australian Hoteliers Association of South Australia’s annual Awards Night, showcasing the best hotels and associated areas in the state.
This marks the fifth consecutive year that Novatech has been involved in this event (mainly due to our love of licensed premises) and we decided to considerably ‘up the ante’ on the techy side. Insert ‘d3’. Actually, insert 3 x d3 4U media servers tasked with running the video and audio playback for the entire event and adding a new dimension to the show.
Add to this a live camera feed which, running through d3, allowed it to be sent to any screen, at any time throughout the night.
The end result was flexibility and control. We were able to plan the entire night in our new Pre-Vis Suite - The only d3 Studio in Australia. This gave the client a fantastic and realistic vision of what the show would look like from any seat in the house without having to leave our studio. This also gave us time to make changes and adjustments with a ‘hindsight’ ability normally reserved for post events.
Watch this space for more stories on our d3 events.
Savour Australia was the biggest and most comprehensive Australian wine forum ever undertaken. A three day business forum held in multiple venues across Adelaide including the Adelaide Convention Centre and the National Wine Centre, the forum was designed to uncover business cases for Australian wine both locally and on a global scale.
Novatech supplied the A/V support at many venues but also helped design templates for guest speakers and overall content design via our Content Studio.
Leko was at the event for most of the three days and not only helped run the A/V side of things, but was regularly seen ‘sampling’ the many wines on location in an attempt to ‘understand the brand better’.
That’s dedication to a client right there ladies & gentlemen. We didn’t see him with the same dedication at the Recycle Old Waste Convention ?
It must be a new thing.
Regardless, it should all equate to more prosperous sales of Australia’s finest drops - Cheers.
That last Saturday in September. What a glorious time of the year it was - well, if your team happened to be Hawthorn or Fremantle. Even better if your team was the Hawks. What a great game.
To start it all off, Novatech was a sponsor of the Roger Rasheed Grand Final breakfast held at the National Wine Centre.
The Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation aims to enrich underprivileged children’s lives through sport. There are heaps of kids out there who have never had a chance to play a sport, own a piece of equipment or even meet a sporting hero or champion. We take a lot of that stuff for granted. It doesn’t sound that earth shattering at first thought, but when you ponder the statement further you realise sport impacts a child’s life in a large way. Social interaction, drive, desire to achieve, all come from many things in our world - but ‘sport’ is one of the first things and longest lasting. It’s a great cause and we were proud to play a part in the GF Breakfast.
It was a fantastic way to kick start the day. Our MC was non-other than Wayne ‘Flipper’ Phillips who, apart from being a gifted cricketer in his day, is a great MC who doesn’t disappoint with the humour factor.
Wayne spent most of his time reminding everyone not only what a great cause the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation is, but also what a great and skilled cricketer he was. There was much banter on this topic throughout the event.
The highlight of the morning, was undoubtedly the super panel discussion session, who took questions and dissected the upcoming game - Mark Bickley, Rory Sloan & Travis Boak (current ambassadors), Tyson Edwards, Darren Burgess and Graham Cornes. Comments from Flipper and Roger Rasheed rounded out the discussion.
A great day and most importantly, great support and money raised for this important foundation.
Marcus - or Whitey as we know him, is a manly man. He runs marathons, does Tough Mudder, shaves his head…....and bakes. Yep, Whitey is responsible for much of the weight gain at Novatech due to his continuous supply of delicious treats winding up in the staff kitchen for all to devour.
We’re not talking about the occasional packet chocolate cake or home made sausage roll - oh no people, we are talking about some gourmet stuff right here.
Pictured above is a shot we swiped from his facebook page that he brought into the office to annoy the healthy eaters amongst us (needless to say one person nearly walked out in disgust….nearly).
A rainbow lemon cheesecake and a chocolate brownie snickers icecream cake. Really Whitey ? We would have been happy with vanilla icecream and a bowl of malteasers.
We are thinking of sponsoring his cooking for our staff lunches in the future but pretty sure we’d all have to replace our wardrobes with some new clothes….all in XXXL !
BSL - Breed Specific Legislation or Bull-Shit Laws?
‘One and the same’ says Jay Wheeler, Novatech’s Marketing Manager.
This is all the rage at the moment. Various State Governments and councils are taking up the charge of BSL in an attempt to curb dog attacks. Fortunately, SA thinks there are better ways.
BSL judges a dog’s temperament by the breed that they belong to and imposes restrictions or bans on everything from ownership to ‘existence’ of that breed.
Dog temperaments are usually the product of the environment they live in and more importantly, their owners.
Let’s be clear - I have a Pitbull. Her name is ‘Jaffa’ and she’s two.
The ribbon was my wife’s idea. How did you get the ribbon on the collar of such a ferocious animal I hear you ask ? We simply tied it on there. Sure, we had to deal with a few licks on our hands but ‘soap’ fixes that.
Jaffa, like almost every dog I’ve ever come into contact with, is a product of her environment. We treat her with respect, love her, feed her well, exercise her and see that she has a happy life. In return, she makes us laugh every day. Most importantly, we understand that as an animal, she is not ‘human’ and therefore has characteristics that require attentive discipline. Nothing harsh or heavy. Just a stern ‘no’ at times and some training as what to do or not to do when in the company or others. Simple stuff really.
Don’t believe all the stories about specific breeds of dogs. Treat an animal with love and get the same in return. Simply be mindful of situations and apply control. Not unlike having a child really !
For the 2nd time in 5 years, Gary Ablett Jr has walked away with AFL’s highest honour, the Brownlow Medal.
He joins only a handful of players who have won the award more than once and is one of only 5 players to have done it at different clubs (Geelong and Gold Coast).
Ablett polled just ahead of ex-teammate Joel Selwood and Dane Swan. Port Adelaide’s skipper Travis Boak did the SA teams proud with 13 votes as did his 2IC Brad Ebert with 11 votes. Hopefully, as PAFC moves to Adelaide Oval next year, their form momentum might see one of their stars rise to medal contention.
For our involvement with this event for the fifth consecutive year, Novatech wanted to try something unique. The result: The backdrop of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre was covered with over two hundred square metres of physical projection and LED video canvas.
To make this show happen, Novatech had the perfect product for the job - Three d3 Technologies 4U Media Servers which were employed to handle the task of running video & audio playback for the entire event. Before a single piece of equipment was loaded for the show, Novatech was able to walk the client through each cue in the comfort of our purpose built studio - Australia’s only d3 Studio. This gave the client a realistic vision of what the show would look like from any seat in the house and left enough time to make any changes necessary before rehearsals.
Novatech turned to Nils Porrmann of Dandelion & Burdock for a simple, all-in-one content solution. The choice to involve Dandelion & Burdock on this event was simple. We wanted an open dialogue during the entire creation process and it was helpful that Nils has vast experience with d3.
Running the recently released r11 software from d3 Technologies, three 4U Servers were used to output to five HD Barco projectors, one LED processor, and one LCD monitor. The seven individual outputs were fed through a Liteware FR33 DVI Matrix enabling seamless automated switching to a backup machine - in the unlikely event of a failure. With a large canvas size and running multiple video and graphics layers, each of the 4U servers were running an equivalent of 11.6HD videos at once – and with the new software release capable of running 12HD videos, this was achieved without a single dropped frame!
On top of all the awards content running from d3, a live camera signal was also fed into the system enabling it to be sent to any screen, at any time throughout the night. With an impressive delay of just two frames, you would be forgiven for assuming that a video switcher was in d3’s place.
To complement the immersive video environment, a large lighting rig was designed to include Clay Paky Sharpys, Varilite 3500 Spots, Mac200 Profile & Wash and the new Nexus 4x4 Panels
from Chauvet. The final result was an impressive show that exceeded client expectations as well as wowing the people in attendance.
The bar has been set at a very high level for next year’s event!
One staff member to recently be promoted is Jarrad Semmens. Jarrad was one of our ‘techys’ but after being asked to help out for an injured staff member in the purchasing part of the business, he has been promoted to Procurement Officer and now gets to spend all of Leko and Menk’s money on cool equipment & gadgets that we need for more spectacular shows.
When asked about his recent rise on the corporate ladder, Jarrad quipped “too busy to chat now mate”.
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