Gravity Media has announced a collaboration with the New South Wales Department of Education in a broadcast technology and television production undertaking that sees Gravity Media Australia create and deliver this year’s Schools Spectacular – Fabulous, the 40th anniversary of one of the biggest live events in Australia.
Schools Spectacular – Fabulous will be broadcast nationally on the Seven Network on Saturday, December 9 from 7pm.
The New South Wales School Spectacular is the world’s largest annual amateur variety show and is produced by the New South Wales Department of Education’s Arts Unit.
Each of the four live performances over two days features a 2600-voice choir, 2300 dancers, an 80-piece symphony orchestra, a stage band, the D’Arts Ensemble for students with disability, the Aboriginal Dance Ensemble, and 149 featured performers.
Since 2016, Gravity Media has been the driving force behind the NSW Schools Spectacular national television broadcast, and in collaboration with the NSW Department of Education’s Arts Unit, Gravity Media Australia proudly serves as the production, broadcast, and post-production partner for the 2023 event: Schools Spectacular – Fabulous.
From capturing captivating content to crafting the opening sequences, Gravity Media has delivered a comprehensive turnkey production outcome for the event, with a total television production and technical staff of 75, deploying a state-of-the-art high definition outside broadcast truck and 17 broadcast and speciality cameras, including Spidercam, to deliver the complete television production of the event for the New South Wales Department of Education and the Seven Network.
According to Richard Spiewak – Manager, Arts Unit Operations and Administration, Executive Producer Schools Spectacular: “The Schools Spectacular values its association with the team from Gravity Media. The team’s expertise, dedication, and care in capturing and delivering the television production of the show and their support of Arts in Education and, arts and vocational experiences, makes them a highly valued partner in the delivery of the Spectacular annually.”
According to Mike Purcell – Head of Production, Gravity Media Australia: “Gravity Media highly values its now eight-year partnership and collaboration with The Arts Unit on the broadcast production of Schools Spectacular. The calibre of the performances and the event is world-class. For the Gravity team, it is a highlight of our year to not only bring Spectacular to television but also rewarding to play a part in the growth and vocational experiences of NSW Public Schools students.”