Ok, well, you failed the first test. There’s no such thing as a get-rich-quick scheme gone right, and the internet savagely preys on poor, unsuspecting dreamers to feed their click-bait web of lies. Don’t do it! Scroll away….scroll away!! While I cannot provide you with riches and stardom (please see my stack of student loan debt for details), I can provide some insight on building a recognizable name for yourself in this industry. Remember that everything takes time, and everything takes continued effort, but Future You will thank Past You if the Present You puts in the work.
The history of projection is entwined with that of illumination – after all, every projector needs a light source! In this blog, we turn the spotlight on lamps, from the gas discharge models of the 1800s to today's laser technology.
Did you know that the history of projection reaches all the way back to camera obscura and magic lanterns, but that it was the development of optics in the late 16th and early 17th century that made a major impact on projection as we know it today?
We know we have to get better at living sustainably, but maintaining a greener lifestyle when you are on tour or travelling between contract jobs – as is common in live entertainment, theatre and AV industries – can be a challenge. Anna Robb at TheatreArtLife lists some of her tips for those on the move.
With the demand for higher bandwidth (4K, 8K …) in applications such as broadcast, live events and fixed installations, the SDI standard has continued to evolve. There are now a wide range of products supporting 12G SDI in the market. But what is SDI, 12G SDI and why should I care?
Awesome ice projections are guaranteed to drive the fans wild at NHL* matches. We talked to Dangers Inc, the Canadian mapping maestros with over 500 ice projection performances under their belt, about their approach, the technology and the challenges of projecting on ice.
*The National Hockey League is usually described as the premier professional ice hockey league in the world and was formed in 1917. There are 7 teams from Canada and 24 (soon 25) from the US in the league.
It’s that time of year again. Hard to believe that InfoComm 2019 is just around the corner at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida in June.
InfoComm is the largest professional audio-visual trade show in North America. With 1,000 exhibitors and an estimated 44,000 attendees from 110 countries, InfoComm is once again showing us that producer AVIXA continues to expand its professional development and certification, as well as a superb showcase for the latest technology.
Read on for facts, news and tips for your visit to the OCCC!
We all understand the value of training to keep up-to-date with the latest technology, develop our skills and stay on top of the game. Training sessions can also be great source of inspiration and an opportunity to learn those tips and tricks that make everyday (work) life run just a little bit smoother.
It's not always easy to overcome the challenges of budget restraints, travel restrictions and last-minute projects to name a few… but once the stars align, and you find the budget and the gap in your schedule allowing you to sign up for tech training, make sure you really make the most of it!
Below are eight tips from Dataton’s Academy team based on more than seven years' experience organizing and hosting training sessions worldwide. Enjoy!
Entertainment is evolving as fast as technology and we in the business should be on our toes. The way that people communicate, tell stories, share information, seek and find entertainment is evolving. Anna Robb at TheatreArtLife looks at how technology is changing entertainment and what we perceive entertainment to be.
Welcome to NAB 2019: bigger, better, faster and more, more, MORE! David Aleksandersen reports from the world's largest trade show for the convergence of media, entertainment and technology, focusing on the broadcast sector of the AV industry.