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The Commonwealth of Nations

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) saw the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the XVIII Commonwealth Games, complete with an expansion of festivities to the adjacent Yarra River. A wealth of industry experts for the production included lighting designer Mark Hammer, with Paul Collison as associate LD and programmer. Others included Rohan Thornton, lighting designer (broadcast); Philip Lethlean, lighting designer (Yarra River); Nick Eltis, technical director; and Philby Lewis, production

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