TOUR MANAGEMENT - Robyn Jelleff
Robyn Jelleff has 30+ years of global experience in Live Touring and Events, working with the world’s leading artists, bands, concert promoters and event producers. Starting out as a Lighting Designer in the 80’s, she moved to the UK and throughout the 90’s started taking on Production and Tour Manager roles, before returning to live in Australia in 2000. She now juggles the several hats of Tour Manager, Production Manager and Promoter Rep. She works with some of Australia’s finest promoters looking after international artists during their Australian and New Zealand tours. As Tour Manager, Robyn has had the opportunity to work with some amazing artists both here and overseas, including Barry Gibb, Angie McMahon, Missy Higgins, Aurora, Rockwiz Live! and Esperanza Spalding.
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT - Alex Saad
Alex has over 38 years experience in lighting design and production managing.
His career encompasses music, comedy, television and theatre. Alex is sought after for specific works with Australian artists such as Icehouse and Midnight Oil. Alex has production managed many Australian and international comedians tours such as Steve Martin and Martin Short, Russell Brand, Michael McIntyre, Jeff Dunham and Jonathan Van Ness. His extensive local and international experience includes staging and lighting design works in such countries such as England, U.S.A., Germany, France, Belgium,Chile, Argentina, Ireland, India, Azores, Canada and New Zealand.
TOUR ACCOUNTING - Nicole Franklin
Nicole Franklin has worked as a Tour Accountant for 9.5 years, 5 years for Dainty Entertainment and 4.5 years for Live Nation. During those years, She has worked across all tour levels, from multi show stadium tours to smaller club level, one off shows. Nicole has had a range of experience working with all levels of the live entertainment industry, including promoters, artists, managers, venues and crew and is really looking forward to bringing this experience together into the Tour Accounting AMBIT course. This training course will be a great opportunity for attendees to get an explanation of what a Tour Accountant does, how their roles work and why they must rely on everyone in the crew working together to get their jobs done successfully.
CAD Design - Lynden Gare / Colourblind
Lynden is first and foremost a lighting director & programmer with over 15 years of experience in television and music. Lynden cut his teeth in the Australian music touring scene with the likes of Cut Copy and Kimbra, before moving on to four years of international touring as Production Manager for Flume.
Notable projects include lighting and production management for headline performances, moving light console programmer for Melbourne’s Carols By Candlelight broadcast for the last 17 consecutive years, and programming the AAMI Park Exterior installation.
Lynden has experience in Vectorworks, GrandMA, Green Hippo and will be focused on helping participants understand how the software works, reading site plans, measurements and adding to an already completed stage or site plot.
CAD Design - OzCAD
OzCAD is the sole authorised distributor of Vectorworks in Australia and specialises in selling and supporting this exceptional design software.
Vectorworks is ideal for interiors, architecture, landscape and site design, exhibitions and events, theatre lighting and set design, shop fitting and kitchen design, industrial design, and many other general design and drafting professions.
OzCAD has very generously offered to provide complimentary access to Vectorworks software for all participants of the AMBIT program to ensure they can practice what is learnt throughout the training.
AUDIO - JPJ Audio
JPJ Audio, the merged operation of Jands Production Services and Johnston Audio has a history dating back to 1970 when Jands first began providing sound and lighting equipment and expertise for local and overseas entertainers.
Over the last four decades, JPJ Audio has undertaken some of the most innovative and memorable projects in the fields of sound and lighting working with pop icons including: Kiss, Nine inch Nails, Pink, Justin Bieber, Pearl Jam, Usher, Keith Urban and many more.
AUDIO - NW Group
NW Group has one objective: To deliver exceptional Technical Production by supplying the highest standard of Audio, Video and Lighting by specialist professionals across Australasia.
NW Group is represented by Norwest and Haycom in Australia with Oceania and Spyglass our brands in New Zealand. Our audio discipline is backed by an expert team, world-leading technology, unrivalled inventory and the highest safety standards.
From large scale international sporting events, concerts and festivals, corporate roadshows, cultural events, and live broadcasts; Norwest has been the Australian company leading the way with world-class delivery of audio and technical solutions.
LIGHTING - Phaseshift Productions
Phaseshift Productions is a Melbourne based lighting company that has been providing top-end lighting solutions for over 20 years. With experience in the world of Rock and Roll, Corporate Events, Touring, Festivals and Theatre, our team of highly skilled technicians design, develop, install, operate and remove a complete lighting system no matter the scale. With a small and dedicated full-time crew, we also draw on a vast pool of trusted freelance technicians who bring specialist expertise and experience to the table.
Festivals Phaseshift have provided services for include: Sugar Mountain, Let Go Fest, Let The Eat Cake, Pyramid Rock Festival, Future Music festival, Big Day Out, St Kilda Festival, Blues and Roots Festival, A Day On The Green, Point Nepean Festival, Golden Plains, Meredith, Sound Wave.
LIGHTING - PRG Australia
Production Resource Group Australia is the partner of choice for the world’s leading entertainment and event producers, designers, and creative talents. Our teams stage some of the most unique, challenging, and groundbreaking projects across a broad range of markets. From corporate, association, and automotive events, live music tours and festivals, theatre, television and film, to sports and other major public events, to permanent installations at theme parks, retails stores, and performing arts centers - PRG is on-site, from concept through execution, with the most creative and cutting edge production solutions available.
PRG Nocturne has been supplying projection and LED video systems for live music and concert tours since the early 80’s when they invented Image Magnification (IMAG) and have been a part of most major concert tours over the past 30 years.
VIDEO - Colourblind Production Lighting
Colourblind specialise in the creative design and control of lighting and video for live music, television, and installation projects. Founded in 2010, we are driven by a passion to deliver world class live experiences that inspire audiences.
We produce work at every scale, from a headline slot at a music festival to intimate experiences for only the most avid fans. Our comprehensive services and network of industry partners allow us to flawlessly execute any creative concept.
When it comes to technical design, our team of experienced individuals are highly skilled at turning the pictorial representation of a designer’s vision into a physical form.
Some of our recent tours include: Peking Duk, Amy Shark, Flume, Alice in Wonderland, Illy, Listen out Festival among others.
RIGGING - Showtech Australia
For over 30 years Showtech have provided equipment and venue maintenance, OHS/WHS compliance and installation services to Community and major venues, theatres, schools, individual companies and organisations. Some of our services encompass rigging, automation and staging services for Opening and Closing Ceremonies, artistic installations, Brand Launches and Brand Activations, Shopping centre installations and launches, community art installations, rigging for theming and event styling.
Showtech's safety record, training and services have become benchmarks throughout the Australian and International entertainment industry. Showtech is an ISO9002 and AS4801 Compliant company, and all our equipment and services meet the AS guidelines, worksafe regulations, and engineering standards worldwide.
STAGEHANDS AND LABOUR 101 - Gigpower
Established in 1988, Gig Power has continued to excel in providing specialised crew at affordable rates. With over twenty years in the industry, Gigpower’s knowledge and attention to detail is second to none.
Gigpower will be providing training under the AMBIT program which has been designed to cover the fundamentals of what is expected as a first time or even experienced stagehand or labourer on an entertainment load in/out.
Gigpower are proud to work with some of Australia’s leading event, staging and entertainment companies, such as; Frontier Touring Co., LiveNation, Dainty Consolidated Entertainment, Chugg Entertainment, TEG, GTV9, Production Resources Group, A Day On The Green, Adrian Bohm Presents, The Palms at Crown and Pro Stage Victoria.