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Post by lucas » Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:53 am

Hi,

Any more word on what's happening with the VJ setup? Lucie told me on Wednesday night that POW doesn't have projectors/screens/video-mixers, etc. Someone mentioned to me after that that they do. Do we have any definite word on this?

Cubist, did you have any luck with your friend at Harry the Hirer?

Lucy (my Lucy) is keen to VJ. Did you get onto that other girl Lucie (Claire?)?

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Post by shepherd » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:01 am

check the tech spec sheet at www.princebandroom.com.au - i've only done one show there but when I did that they had 2 video projectors and a few mood type lighting things. that was 18 months ago though.

BTW - their lighting rig is really cool!

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Post by shepherd » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:03 am

http://www.princebandroom.com.au/index. ... 84&op=page

lucie was right - no mention of projectors

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Post by eskay » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:06 am

Ani said she'd talked to them about it yesterday, from memory the word was positive, but can't remember the details... she's sleepin now so have to wait a little while for confirmation ;)
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Post by lucas » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:07 am

Cool, thanks for the tip off.

Unless someone from POW can confirm otherwise, I'm going to assume this tech sheet is correct.

So...

Let's see how cubist goes with getting projectors for us.

I'm working on the Friday of the gig, so I won't have time to go and sort the VJ setup during the day, so unless someone else can do it, we may be better off ditching the VJ thing and using the 4 still slide projectors that POW has.

Anyone got thoughts on this?

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Post by eskay » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:13 am

personally I'm not overly fussed about visuals - would be a bonus to have for sure but it's not the end of the world if we can't get it set up etc..
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Post by lucas » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:15 am

OK. I'm gonna call POW and see what the go is. Then I'll make an executive decision (since I was the one that brought up this VJ thing anyway).

If you have any strong feelings about the VJ thing, now is the time to speak up.

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Post by Friday » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:19 am

i reckon it's gonna be too much lucas.

we have four live acts already so there's going to be a lot of stage changes going on n stuff and having a vj up there is just going to make it all that much harder!

it would be cool to have of course but i think it's just going to add another dimension of difficulty in running the night!

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Post by lucas » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:29 am

OK it goes like this:

I just spoke to "Gooba" at POW. He's the guy in charge of setting everything up that day. The deal is...

They do have video projectors, but they're in service because they've been playing up and they won't be ready for when we need them.

He also said that he and his assistants have a huge amount on their plate for that day, so even if we could organise all the gear we need they probably won't be able to fit it in to their schedule.

So, looks like we have to ditch the idea.

I still say we utilise their 4 slide projectors though (he said this would be fine). We could make 35mm slides with logos for:

Red Cross
DMC
Agent Mad
Melbourne Beats?

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Post by Fents » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:38 am

If u want proper dope visuals contact DEVOLOID MEDIA boys, they have all there own gear and im sure they would be happy to DONATE there services....

Someone should have an e-mail for em, rux books these boys for all the 40hz partys...

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Post by eskay » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:38 am

Lucas: Sounds fine.

Re: using Red Cross logo - no go there, they won't allow it I don't think (check Red Cross info thread)
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Post by lucas » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:40 am

Fents wrote:If u want proper dope visuals contact DEVOLOID MEDIA boys, they have all there own gear and im sure they would be happy to DONATE there services....

Someone should have an e-mail for em, rux books these boys for all the 40hz partys...

Thanks for the suggestion Fents, but it looks like POW can't fit it into their schedule. We're gonna have to go with slides or nothing unfortunately.

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Post by lucas » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:44 am

eskay wrote:Re: using Red Cross logo - no go there, they won't allow it I don't think (check Red Cross info thread)

Roger that.

Maybe we should just go with DMC, AM, MB? Anyone else that should/shouldn't be up in lights?

I guess we could have the beat aid logo instead of the red cross one?

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Post by Polecat » Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:33 pm

the slide projectors do a good job at the prince.

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just make sure you have some of Lucie's visual pics in between all the logo's or I will feel like i am at a Hardware event and must immediately go purchase a new Nokia product or see "One Perfect Day". kills me.

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Post by Cubist » Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:39 pm

I spoke to friend at Harry the Hirer, they'll know on Tuesday if we can have gear or not, depending on their bookings. But I guess that doesn't matter any more.

Can still be arranged if need be.

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Post by ctoafn_DMZ » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:35 pm

lucas_chan wrote:
Fents wrote:If u want proper dope visuals contact DEVOLOID MEDIA boys, they have all there own gear and im sure they would be happy to DONATE there services....

Someone should have an e-mail for em, rux books these boys for all the 40hz partys...

Thanks for the suggestion Fents, but it looks like POW can't fit it into their schedule. We're gonna have to go with slides or nothing unfortunately.


We have them for our Bassoids party's. They supplied they're own gear - including screens and projectors. They just rocked up when we were setting up the sound rig and did their thing. Took them about an hour or so. They have played at POW anyway. The logistics should be no issues????????????? Thoughts anyone?

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Post by lucas » Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:39 pm

This has already been sorted. We already had proper VJ's lined up and even if we had our own gear we don't have approval from POW (see above).

The decision has been made to keep things simple and use 35mm slides instead.

Thanks again for your suggestions/interest, but there's nothing else we can do at this point.

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Post by lucas » Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:52 am

OK.

Slides have been sent off for development.

Will be getting them back on Friday lunch time.

Bamm.

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Post by valuetime » Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:05 am

good work! i couldn't even find a printing place that could do it.

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Post by lucas » Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:15 am

I had to smile nicely and do some serious grovelling. =)

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Post by valuetime » Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:18 am

that worked? :)

this is the same place that said they could do it by monday, yeah?

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Post by lucas » Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:32 am

Yep. =)

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Post by lucas » Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:24 pm

FYI.

The slides are ready. I'll be picking them up before work tomorrow morning.

BRB, I asked if they were mounted and the guy said yes. I asked again if they would be fine to use in a projector for a few hours and he said yes.

Thanks for the tip off.

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Post by Polecat » Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:06 pm

hey lucas, slightly off topic but would Lucia be interested in some slide mounts for the future? I have a whole bunch of slides from work that i dont need anymore and am loath to throw away because some photographer/visual artist might like the mounts. let me know if she would.

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Post by lucas » Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:11 pm

Hey PC. I'll ask her and let you know. I'm pretty sure she'd be keen. Even if she's not, I'd love to take them off your hands for myself. =)

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Post by Polecat » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:32 am

excellent! :D thanks Lucas. I'll dig them up and sort them out.

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