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A technical
production company.

…specialising in technical production

  • Professional
  • Organised
  • Creative
  • Recognised
  • Industry Leaders
  • Service Focused
  • Asia Pacific
  • Affordable
  • Reliable
  • Accurate
  • Big Enough
  • Small Enough
  • Technical
  • Excellence

Events

We fill the highly sought after gap in the events market space for specialised technical expertise that can guarantee flawless delivery time and time again, on any level, while maintaining traditional service values and integrity.

Activation

We commit our years of knowledge and on-site experience to your brand and strategy.  We assist you in managing pre-event design, build, communications, event logistics, licensing, Risk assessment and insurances to ensure your event marketing program is on-target, on-schedule and on budget.

Resource

We are a time-saving and valuable event production resource to any size company, agency, committee or association planning an event. If you lack the technical knowledge, are understaffed or unable to take on the time consuming task of planning an entire event, top to bottom – we’re here to help.

Partner

We offer our clients skilled production designers, operators and technology experts under one roof, who continually seek innovative ways to create unparalleled event technology solutions to suit the specific needs of any project, large or small.

Leader

We have a world class team of individuals that can look beyond the black boxes and buttons and into the message. We are based in Sydney, but have advised, lead and worked with teams across the globe including, but not limited to; the USA, Canada, South Africa, India, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Macau, Hong Kong, Manila, Korea, Japan, Bali, and Singapore.

Service

We provide technical production service and design to Corporations, Professional Conference Organisers (PCO’s), PR / Marketing Agencies and Producers for events held nationally and around the world.

Dave Marshall

Director

dave@theear.com.au

With an exemplary reputation for his delivery of events internationally and nationally, Dave has that “one of a kind” global experience and track record that is every clients dream. His demonstrated creativity, leadership skills, exceptional long-term relationships and drive for ongoing customer / client satisfaction has gained him a solid reputation as one of Australia’s most respected technical producers in the business and special events industry.

“It seems obvious to me, but no matter who your client is … whether they’re a Global CEO, Prime Minister, Association, Brand Manager, Producer, School… whoever, you have to be able to dig deep and solve every individual requirement in a timely manner with dedication, forward planning, creativity and finally a seamless delivery … and most important, you have to honestly enjoy what you do – while you’re doing it.”

Paul Newton

Director

paul@theear.com.au

As a very active member of the technical production team it is Paul’s goal is to assist all clients in developing a technical strategy, design and infrastructure implementation to support any project. His skill-set includes creative technology design, technical specifications, vendor recommendations, labor negotiations and on site management / delivery. He is a qualified WorkCover OH&S Consultant and holds a WorkCover Advanced Rigging ticket which not only qualifies him to write comprehensive risk assessments for any size live event, but enables him to safety and quality assure all projects in house.

“Having the ability to multi-task and understand the expectations, needs and sensitivities of everyone involved are what make a unified and successful effort… at the end of the day, you need everyone on the same page with the same end goal and focus to ensure a flawless production – that’s what we do.”

Josh James

Director

josh@theear.com.au

Josh has successfully staged hundreds of events from initial design through to event management, activation and delivery. He has a 20 year proven track record of managing large-scale events, with teams of any size, and works extremely well under pressure. Armed with his extensive Australasian industry supplier and contact base, he has been instrumental in delivering high profile events throughout ANZ as well as Beijing, Bangkok, Macau, Hong Kong, Manila, Korea, Japan, Bali, and Singapore.

“Experience on all levels is key. In our fast-paced, high-tech environment we are required to be effective leaders, utilise all new and available resources, improve processes, and increase quality at the same time finding ways to reduce bottom-line cost to the client – this is definitely not something one learns overnight.”

Simon Crossett

General Manager

simon@theear.com.au

Simon has been an integral part in the smooth running of some of Australia’s “best of breed” Event audiovisual companies. He brings with him a wealth of industry experience especially around business operations.  He is widely acknowledged as being one of the leading solution providers / problem solvers in the industry and has had considerable success in every ring he throws his hat.

“I see this as an all-encompassing position. It’s my job to assist and work in unison with the entire team to further develop our strategies, structures and overarching systems. I am first in the queue when it comes to being an active contributor to theEAR’s ongoing growth and development.”

Chris Challinor

Technical Director

chris@theear.com.au

Chris is that invaluable ingredient needed on every Production team. He has the proven, cohesive processes and natural communication skills necessary to establish and maintain positive relationships with clients, colleagues and suppliers alike. Across all live event environments, Chris provides that necessary accompaniment in the way of technical knowledge, operation, management and goodwill. While his credentials include an enviable reputation and an assortment of impressive clients, his point of difference is that as a Technical Director, he is willing to take on that weighty responsibility of success for every project he’s involved.

“a cliché I know… but, every show is unique and you only get one chance, right? Make sure you nail it. Impress them – even if you’re the only one in the room who actually cares, be accountable and deliver a perfect event.”

Paul Whitby

Lighting Director

paulw@theear.com.au

At 15 years old, Paul walked into his local theatre company, up to the head technician and asked for a job stating, “I would like to work here, for free if I have to, and I want to do the lighting…”. Some 20 years later that passion still burns bright. Paul has toured the globe with Australia’s leading theatre companies, producers and choreographers continually bringing his unique theatricality to every design. His dedication to memorable, high impact performance lighting is complimented by a comprehensive knowledge encompassing all areas of presentation, production and design.

“I really love the entire process of putting a show together. Having said that, for me it’s got to be the collaboration that’s the real stand out. Working quietly one on one or with a seriously massive team all focused on the one goal is my proverbial light at the end of the tunnel… get it?”

Tam Morris

Multimedia & Design

tam@theear.com.au

With over 20 years experience as one of Australia’s most prolific storyboard artists for film and television – Tam knows how to craft powerful visual experiences. He is an accomplished film Director, Cinematographer and composer with the broadest range of skills across many software packages and image capture devices. A true collaborator – Tam’s strength lies in his ability to translate client words, scribbles & dreams into professional dynamic designs.

“The one thing that truly hooks people into any experience, is a good story. It turns a simple by-stander into a participant, a viewer into an eyewitness and a group of people into an audience. Think of any and all visual creation in terms of the world it will occupy.”

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If you're interested in working for theEAR, please email us at careers@theear.com.au with an attached CV and cover letter. We are always on the look out for exceptional talent!

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