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September 3, 2013
Somewhere back in time…..the world changed at DFP…..
We moved address to beautiful downtown Leichhardt – home of red wine, pasta and superb coffee – gained an office warehouse, changed some staff, experimented with a google cloud server, the directors took real hols and basically the world turned significantly for Sydney’s best entertainment, production and event consultancy.
….so what then, well…the staff changes involved saying goodbye to some and giving a warm welcome to others including Dan Plant in ops and, most recently, Yan Qi in accounts to assist the indefatigable Jacqui Cocker….the women behind the men at DFP.
In the new premises there was some interesting fancy footwork re computer configuration and somewhere along the line we suffered a nasty mini-cyber attack and hence the longish absence from the net. Have no fear……back up and running with a new web approach on the drawing boards. We will be redefining DFP in web world so, as they say, WATCH THIS SPACE.
July 2, 2011
Star City is a big place with a rapidly expanding foot print and presence as the amazing renovations roll forward at a frantic pace but the Casino has been given a whole new size perspective by its latest ‘big thing’…. a DFP designed, built and installed, larger-than-life super poker machine.
…..and yes and it really works!!! ‘
One pull of the mega chrome leaver by a Star City patron sees all the sights and sounds of a regular gaming machine happen with the big display screen scrolling through vertical prize rolls to deliver a promotional gift to the lucky participant.
The fascination on property with DFPs new oh-so-big, promotional creation is well deserved and this faithful, fun oversize recreation of a poker machine has a world class finish and design to match.
‘Well, are you feeling really lucky?’ then you need to try your hand on a really big machine but just for fun of course.
April 18, 2011
As part of Star City’s renovation the development of the new Main Gaming Floor Bar, ROCK LILY has been been a project of considerable time, effort and passion for Casino management.
The Bar finally surfaced to the general public in recent weeks and DFP developed a stylish promotional display in the Casino’s Main entry to ensure that the new Bar’s message got across to the general public.
A simple, yet slick combination of chrome truss, chrome par cans, pink thematic lighting and shiny black revolve featuring 5 cut-down drum kits did the trick. Simple is sometimes best and in this case the result was right on target!
April 15, 2011
And they said it couldn’t be done!!!
THE ATC REQUEST(Aust Turf Club www.australianturfclub.com.au) : ”What we want is to finish the last race and then exactly 15 minutes after the final horse walks off have current fave-rave band, Amy Meredith www.amymeredith.com.au playing live in the middle of the main straight.”
THE GENERAL INDUSTRY RESPONSE : ” No. Can’t be done. Even with a mobile truck stage will still take too long to set up. Sorry”
THE DFP RESPONSE : “Mmmmmmm……got an idea…….”
…..SO THEN DAN FROM DFP SAID : “We’re going to build a large stage that’s able to roll on numerous pneumatic tyres for minimal impact then set up the the Front-of-House speakers, lighting and band backline with drum riser on the stage, then on the day, do a rough sound check of the band off track, then use a tractor and crew to roll the fully laden stage onto track to a predetermined spot, then run out power and signal lines from a prepositioned control point and then it will happen and be great!”
THE ATC RESPONSE : Deep breath…..”Right then”…..deafening silence….
A number of meetings later, lots of explanation and some serious preplanning and prep, it simply happened.
On Golden Slipper Day 2011, 15 minutes after the last horse left the main straight Amy Meredith took to the ‘magical’ roll-on stage, picked up their instruments and played a knockout set of playful power pop to an appreciative crowd.
Mission accomplished and the final word from Lisa Kazzi the ATC Marketing Executive in charge of the event:
“I would like to say a huge thank you for all the hard work and determination you provided in making the after the last concert work seamlessly on Saturday. No matter how many times I was told by other companies that it couldn’t be done DFP, as always made it happen- thank you!
I look forward to working with you in the near future on some exciting projects ATC will present us with.”
April 15, 2011
When MercerBell www.mercerbell.com.au approached us about this event it was certainly intriguing.
They were developing a major event scenario for their client, Fairfax Digital www.fairfax.com.au and brought us on board to assist in implementing the fun competition games landscape they wanted to conjure in the Exhibition Hall at Australian Technology Park www.atp.com.au
Guests from the Media & Marketing industry were to spend a crazy evening playing all styles of competitive games, from Nintendo to Foosball to Sumo Wrestling!!! in a pseudo olympic environment with an emphahis on Fairfax Digital marketing collateral.
A bit bizarre but hey, certainly different!
So, where to start? Well guest entry seemed the obvious place and with some creative collusion at our end guests found themselves walking down a running track and then through a massive, curtain-like sign featuring the Digital Media Man himself!
The cavernous Exhibition Hall at ATP required a thoughtful approach to ensure budgets remained under control and ultimately saw an area marked out with crowd fencing, a featured DJ stage and projection screen, glo bars, white dance floor, surround sound PA system and feature sumo and soccer shoot-out areas.
The end result worked just as MercerBell intended for their client and when the final classic tug-o-war occurred between various guest media teams it was nothing short of hilarious though some were very serious about it all, maybe with one of the fabulous prizes that were on offer from Fairfax Digital in mind.
Such a fun night! Smiling faces all round and just a buzz working with the gang at MercerBell to create a night we’re sure Fairfax Digitial and their guests will remember for a long time to come.
March 9, 2011
Well, they’ve been pumped during the first few games of the all new Super 15s with the Waratahs http://www.waratahs.com.au/waratahs.aspx already looking like real contenders in 2011.
While we at DFP are well aware of some sound team restructuring, great new player additions and continued strong allegiance under the legendary captaincy of Phil Waugh and solid coaching of Chris Hickey, we also like to believe that maybe a small part of the current impetus came from the sensational Waratahs 2011 Launch held at the Ivy Ballroom in February.
Dan designed the impressive spectacle which took the presentation of this years team to a new level in the presitgious Ivy surrounds.
The dynamic of the team announcement featured three of teams best known players in Tatafu Polota-Nau, Phil Waugh and Drew Mitchell each in this Season’s significant team jerseys covering ‘away’, ‘home’ and ‘charity’ games.
The three players were individually feature lit from above with startling white light and then as the music lifted they were joined on stage by the rest of the team, the crescendo ending involving massive blasts from 2 confetti canons and finally a spontaneous standing ovation from the audience, a first for a Waratahs launch!
While the team looked impressive on stage so did the later entertainment in the form of the stars from the current stage smash hit Jersy Boys who hit the deck to present a knockout set.
The event was slick and polished from the start as befits the season launch of one of Australia’s oldest established and most impressive sports teams.
Ultimately, the media coverage said it all. Click on this link to review the article Launching Into it
Such a great start. Come on boys, do us proud!
January 12, 2011
As usual DFP frantically busy leading into the silly season with too much happening to sleep, think or blog even!
Star City was a serious focus for DFP given our involvement in entertainment, theming and production.
Many highlights occurred but one of the best was the booking for Katie Noonan http://www.katienoonan.com/ in the oh so special, very exclusive, high rollers, Vermillion Room.
Katie is a class act of the first order and a sheer delight to work with. What a voice! Dan loved mixing her and there was a strong sound and sense of quality coming through the system DFP provided. The unique stage build we created with curved staging and gold chiffon rear drop with sewn in black velveteen borders fitted in perfectly with a room which swims in oppulence and style.
Katie and her guys were VERY happy with the staging and sound, DFP receiving the email message below from the lady herself when we returned to the officer after New Year…
“just a small note of thanks for the recent nye performance. we had a great time and it was a pleasure working with, dan and your team!
very best wishes to you and yours, ktxo
Such a nice thing to hear and great way to start the year. Thanks Katie!
2011….watch out for DFP. Here we come!