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18,000+ SUBSCRIBERS. Wednesday 20 May 2020

Pandemic Survey Closes Friday

The Julius Partners survey of our industry will close Friday. So far, 249 participants are tipping a 50% downturn in the live production industry.

More responses will help confirm the devastating effects of the pandemic, including on mental health which at this stage appears not as bad as feared. Whether this is (in part) due to the ‘can-do’ attitude of many entertainment techs, or is misrepresented in the survey sample remains to be seen.

For these reasons and because knowledge is power, please do participate in the anonymous surveys and note we do not track IP. Nothing you report can be traced to you.

Business Operator:

While we’re at it, Support Act is delighted to announce that its Wellbeing Helpline has been expanded beyond the music and theatre industries to now incorporate all artists and arts workers across Australia.  

The Helpline is a free confidential service available 24/7, staffed by professional clinicians familiar with issues faced by people working in music and the arts. It can be accessed by calling 1800 959 500 within Australia, or via the web. Zoom video calls are also available. 

CMI Offer - pay a deposit now, pay the balance Feb 2021!

To capitalise on the governments' $150K instant write-off stimulus package, CMI are offering businesses the equivalent of an eight-month interest free payment plan, following a deposit, until 30 June 2020 MORE INFO>

Webinar - Shure IntelliMix: What is it and why do I need it?

Friday 22 May at 10 am  AEST, Jands examine the core components of modern conference systems, review design best practice, and solutions to common challenges. REGISTER HERE>

Video Streaming Made Easy by TASCAM - Part 2

Tomorrow, Thursday 21 May at 4 pm AEST, TASCAM host Part 2 of their webinar series on the VS-R Video Streamer Recorder. This session will focus on more advanced operations like point-to-point streaming via the web and multi-platform streaming. REGISTER HERE>

A Stream From Two Cities

By Jason Allen

One of the surprising things about the pandemic crisis is how quickly all the webinars and video conferences got boring, repetitive, and annoying. It is very easy to disengage from content created for streaming unless it’s done very well. I talked to two companies with two different approaches, catering to different audiences, about how they managed the move online... READ MORE>

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