Blue Owl Stage
The Festival Club
A bit of Blues Fairy fun
Russell Morris at Blue Owl
Late at the Blue Owl
It is a dairy, but not as you know it! The new robotic dairy at Bannister Downs Dairy and Creamery hosted this years Dairy Innovation Day. The crew headed out to Northcliffe to work alongside Dean and the team from Lomax Media and Jess Andony and Esther Price from Western Dairy. The event showcases some of the latest innovations in the dairy business and provides an opportunity for networking.
There were a few challenges, not least of which was building AV in the middle of a working robotic rotary dairy. The conference included live crosses from various locations on the property, including drone feeds from Lomax Media. The event culminated in a Gala Dinner at the Pemberton Sports Club.
GTM Bunbury 2019 was awesome. A packed venue, great artists and an awesome vibe. Wrapped to hear it is coming back to Bunbury for the next 5 years.
The Totally Sound crew were responsible for sound, lighting and staging at the Mootown Stage. The team love being involved. It is an opportunity to see some great artists and to catch up with production friends from Perth working the big stages.
March 1 – 4 2019
It was the 30th Anniversary of the Nannup Music Festival this year and a sold out crowd gathered to celebrate. There was so much for people to see and do and Nannup was buzzing all weekend.
There are six main stages at the festival. The Amphitheatre which is the big main space, Tigerville, The Playground, The Town Hall, The Nannup Hotel and the lovely new space ‘The Secret Garden’. There are also workshop spaces, and beautiful quiet and restorative places in The Arboretum.
Such an interesting and varied lineup of musicians for festival goers to enjoy. There is also bush poetry, yoga, and the very popular Emerging Artists competition and award. Totally Sound are proud sponsors of the second prize for this award, that sees the artist spend some time recording with James Newhouse from Real2Reel. This year this prize went to “Volatus”.
Another great crowd made their way to central Bunbury for the annual Australia Day celebrations and Skyfest event. It all kicks of early with the ever popular BBQ Aussie Breakfast and the Runners Club Fun Run. This is followed by the Mayors Citizenship and Awards Ceremony, which is always lovely. With the formalities out of the way it is time for some fun and there is something for everyone. Live music, activities, great food, rides, Sideshow Alley all finishing up at the Graham Bricknell Memorial Shell for the Australia Day Concert and fire works.
This year the Totally Sound team had the pleasure of working with headliner Katy Steele, Laine Wolfe, Tracey Barnett, 2s a Crowd, Down Under and The Hunting Birds. All hosted by the charismatic Magnus Danger Magnus with special guest Famous Sharon working the crowd throughout the evening. Great to working alongside Jade and the events crew from the City of Bunbury, Lomax Media, Lonsdales, Onsite and the many organisations and community groups that make our local events special.
The City of Bunbury Carols were absolutely delightful this year. The Totally Sound crew had the pleasure of working alongside Lomax Media, Kelsie Miller, Lonsdales Party Hire and of course Jade and the City of Bunbury Events Team.
The afternoon saw the the float parade worm its way through the crowd lined streets of Bunbury and then on to Bicentenial Square. The crowd then gathered at the Graham Bricknell Memorial Shell in anticipation of a night filled with carols and all things Christmas.
We got a bit creative (as we often do) at TS, and built some huge Christmas baubles to bring some sparkle to the stage. The lads flew the Flexarray system, created a really appropriate light show and used draping and a huge screen as a backdrop.
Well it rolled into the factory one day and went out to work the next. That is putting a piece of equipment straight to work!
It was pretty exciting to have our new Dicolour M48+ screen arrive. We’ve started out with 15 panels each .5m x 1m, black faced SMD (improved image in direct sunlight) that can be configured in many different ways. The screen is 4.8ml pitch and has a 170 degree viewing angle. It all tucks away beautifully in three custom build cases.
First gig for the new screen was the Margaret River Gourmet Escape main stage, and we were very happy with the result.
So much good food, good wine and good vibes on offer this year at the unique Margaret River Gourmet Escape. The Gourmet Village setting is just so spectacular at the lovely Leeuwin Estate. There are little satellite events all over the region, giving festival goes so many options for meeting the many famous chefs, experiencing food, wine and craft beers in special and interesting settings. It is a busy weekend for our team with the events spread over such a big area.
What an event!
Some 150 screenings, feature films and events in cinemas, wineries, small bars and galleries across Busselton, Bunbury, Dunsborough and Margaret River. From Australian Premieres and French film, IndigifestOZ celebrating indigenous film and culture through to Cinesnaps inspiring the next generation of young film makers. There is also the big $100,000 CinefestOZ Film Prize, awarded to the producer of an Australian feature film. It is an impressive event, culminating in the red carpet Gala Awards Night at Orana Cinemas. Here festival fans get to mix with the stars of Australian film, including this years Film Prize Jury (Sigrid Thorton, Zareh Nalbandian and Tasma Walton.)
The winning Australian Feature Film for 2018 was Jirga, (Director Benjamin Gilmour, Producer John Maynard). This movie tells the emotional story of a former Australian soldier who travels to Afghanistan to seek forgiveness. By all accounts it was filmed in some pretty dangerous conditions.
The Totally Sound team are kept very busy over the week of CinefestOZ. With events spread from Bunbury to Busselton and Margaret River we do a few miles! Working with the talented event crew who bring you CinefestOZ each year is fantastic. This team are progressive, creatives with all the energy required to build such an event. We get to unleash our creative side and thoroughly enjoy working with these amazing people. The icing on the cake for us is that we also get to work with our friends from Lomax Media. Love what they do and love working along side them all.
Behind the scenes crew from Lomax Media and Totally Sound.
Walter may have missed the crew shot, but made up for it with this great pic by Wendy Slee.
Deadly and Deano
Red Carpet Ready