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My introduction to Light Jockeying and behind the scenes of a commercial nightclub

For as long as I’ve been going to gigs and clubbing, I’ve always been curious about Light Jockeying and VJing. I decided to investigate further, and got in touch with an old friend from school who works part time light jockeying at a local nightclub. Technical Details A light jockey is someone who operates the lighting...

Mixed bag of updates!

I’ve neglected this blog for a bit I admit! Lots has gone on so I’ll summarise what’s been going on since August. Australia: I returned from my trip to Australia in late August – sadly I hadn’t had much luck finding industry specific work in Melbourne and had to take the difficult decision to cut it...
Preparing for a big job hunt

Preparing for a big job hunt

I haven’t lost the blog mojo… I’ve just a little change in circumstances so I’m preparing for an all out job hunt in Melbourne! Speaking to recruiters in early May was a bit disheartening – according to them, most positions that come up get around 70 applicants so it’s a real fight to get work...
More on my hearing...

More on my hearing…

While I’m the current situation of having one ear not working at peak condition and the other being totally fine, I figured I could have some fun and make an unscientific demonstration of how bad one ear is compared to the other by using a multiband EQ and a bright sound sample in Renoise. I...
Get your ears checked and cleaned! Seriously!

Get your ears checked and cleaned! Seriously!

(Warning, if you are grossed out easily you might want to skip this!) Yesterday my semi-annual bout of ear-blockage decided to return in the middle of the Australian winter. Having gone to task with a few Q-Tips and not faring well, I figured the best thing I could do is at least see how much...
Blogging once more!

Blogging once more!

It’s been a long time since I last blogged; in fact, I’m not even sure where I was blogging and what I was talking about but I’ve been compelled to start writing again (thanks Sole! :-)) as things have changed pretty dramatically, both personally and in context of the internet (more on this later –...