Australian Institute of Sport Awards 2012

Elite Sound and Lighting were behind the production of Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Awards, held late last year in Canberra. The AIS Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of athletes and coaches over the year.


The 2012 Awards were presented during an evening ceremony in the AIS Arena in Canberra. The night was hosted by Channel 7’s Mark Beretta and woman’s world surfing champion  Lane Beachly and celebrated the achievements of Australian sporting champions, highlighting the biggest moments and achievements of the season.

The main stage for the Awards Dinner featured VuePix L10 screen, configured into a  pyramid shape which was  used for Different organisation and company logo projection as well as the speaker’s background video effects. The specifically designed media content for the screen was streamed from an ArKaos A30 Media Server and scaled using a Vision Pro HD Video Processor.


Both the lighting and LED video content on the VuePix L10 screen were controlled via a ChamSys MQ100 Expert Console. A LeMaitre MVS Hazer was also used for creating haze effects on the stage during the production.


Top Slingsby (sailing) and Alicia Coutts (swimming) were awarded the ‘Athletes of the Year’ tiltle, with the Australian Sailing Coaching Team winning the prize for best Coaches.

Prime Minister’s Pacific Australia Awards

Prime Minister’s Pacific Australia Awards

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard awarded the top university students from Australia, Asia and the Pacific with the Prime Minister’s Australia Award in December last year. 40 Australian and 50 international students had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the academic and social culture of their host country through research, study and work placements, including internship placements for some award holders. The Award ceremony took place at The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. Elite Sound and Lighting were appointed to supply the production of this high profile event, supplying lighting, audio and video technology for the ceremony.


Darren Russell, MD of Elite Sound and Lighting, had his skilled crew behind the production of the evening. The inventory used in the event consisted of LED screens – Vuepix L10 & Vuepix E12 series – for the main visual effects. 17 x Vuepix L Series panels accompanied the main projection screen on the stage, providing abstract visual elements during the presentations. The Vuepix E 12 panels (15 in total) were below the stage as a fascia for additional graphics.


The Prime Minister’s Pacific Australia Awards (PMPA Awards) is a program funded by the Australian Federal Government that gives awardees the opportunity to undertake a practical work placement to gain experience and insight into the daily management of an Australian business organisation. The Awards expand the academic experience gained by postgraduate awardees of the Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) and Australian Leadership Award Scholarships (ALAS) programs. This year’s awardees are studying and working in the areas of health, education, food security, infrastructure, mining, trade, climate change, environment, governance and social development.