Who We Are
The Electric Canvas has gained an enviable international reputation, based on the benefit of years of professional experience covering a broad range of disciplines.
Peter Milne - Managing Director, Projection Designer and Technical Director
Peter Milne is the driving force behind The Electric Canvas, which he founded in 1997. The Electric Canvas pioneered the use of large format scrolling projection in Australia utilizing the French PIGI system to project colour and imagery onto buildings, screens and structures of all shapes and sizes. Under Peter’s vision the company has gone from strength to strength and has recently expanded into large-scale video projection.
Peter is one of Australia's most experienced event technical directors. He has been responsible for technical and production coordination for many complex events and has worked throughout the world including Singapore, Malaysia, China, Macau, Hong Kong, U.A.E., Qatar, Taiwan, England, U.S.A., Japan, Fiji, New Zealand and Switzerland.
With a background in lighting design and production management, Peter has worked in almost all areas of the entertainment and production industries. He has extensive experience in a number of disciplines including lighting, sound, staging and set design, audio-visual, broadcast and project management as well as acting as a consultant to a number of venues and architects.
Peter has overseen large scale projections throughout the world. Notable events include the 44th UAE National Day, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games, several Singapore National Day spectaculars, the East Asian Games Opening in Macau, the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games Ceremonies, the 2006 Asian Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Doha, as well as numerous corporate and theatre productions.
Glenn Williams - Chief Technician
Glenn has worked in the entertainment and event industry for over 25 years, specialising in Lighting and Projection. Glenn has toured with the likes of Bon Jovi, Harry Connick jr, The Eagles, Tracey Chapman, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and many others. His theatre credits include Grease- The Arena Spectacular, Carmen in the Round, The Great China Circus and the Bolshoi and the Kirov Ballets.
Glenn has been with The Electric Canvas for 15 years as Chief Technician and has worked on almost every one of our projects. His expertise and skills in projection and with PIGI technology makes him an invaluable part of the team. As well as managing the technical crew, Glenn also provides training to freelance technicians in the highly specialised craft of PIGI projection.
Dean Maxwell - Senior Projection Technician
Dean Maxwell has been working in the event industry since 1985, and he has gone from specialising in the workings of the humble slide projector for corporate functions to technical production management with an impressive knowledge base covering audio, lighting, projection systems and technical design.
Dean has also been involved with the creation and delivery of course material for nationally recognised industry training. Dean’s technical knowledge and management experience are a great asset to The Electric Canvas.
Tim Campbell - Maintenance Engineer and Render Farm Manager
Before joining The Electric Canvas and the world of large-scale events in 2012, Tim spent over ten years as an installation and maintenance technician working with Audio Visual, Data, Telecommunications and IT Networking Systems.
Apart from his on-site delivery duties, Tim’s role includes the meticulous maintenance of our video projectors to the highest possible standard. His skills and knowledge are invaluable when it comes to ensuring that our projection equipment is always show-ready. Tim is also responsible for the ongoing operation and maintenance of our digital content render farm.
Blake Johnson - Audio Visual Technician & Programmer
The newest member of The Electric Canvas team, Blake began working in the audio visual industry four years ago. He quickly developed a keen interest in projection mapping and, in particular, media servers.Blake's knowledge of digital projectors and media server technology, as well as his programming and IT skills, are a great asset both behind the scenes and on-site. His enthusiasm and talent make him a welcome addition to the TEC family.
Tilmann Schneider - Art Director and Animator
Tilmann began his career in Germany where he worked as a motion graphics designer and art director for film and television, as well as lecturing at Berlin University of the Arts (Universität der Künste), Technical University (Technische Universität Berlin) and BTK University of Applied Sciences. On moving to Australia, he continued as a freelance designer and lecturer.
Originally one of The Electric Canvas’ handpicked freelance artists, Tilmann joined the company as our Art Director in 2013. He is able to direct and foster the talents of our design team to produce the very best creative outcomes. Tilmann’s experience with The Electric Canvas spans over a dozen major projects and he has been instrumental in delivering such projects as White Night Melbourne 2014, the 2014 Chinese New Year Parade in Sydney, “Colour Me Brisbane” for the G20 Cultural Celebrations in 2014 and many of our recent Christmas projects.
Diana Golden - Administration Manager and Art Department Coordinator
After studying for a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre) at the University of Southern Queensland, Diana has worked across the arts, hospitality and event industries for the past 20 years. While working for diverse organisations such as Metro Arts, Grin & Tonic Theatre Troupe, Conrad Casino, Hilton Hotel, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and David Atkins Enterprises, Diana has taken on roles that have covered event operations, sales and coordination, contract management, administration and logistics.
Diana started with The Electric Canvas in March 2007. She oversees our production administration and logistics, getting crew and equipment safely to and from countries all over the world. Diana also plays a vital role in the daily operation of our Art Department, ensuring production timelines are always adhered to and liaising with clients during the entire production phase. Her depth of experience and broad skillset make her an invaluable part of the team on every project we undertake.
Alison Gill - Business Development Manager
Alison has worked in the field of large-scale projection for more than 20 years, witnessing and working with its evolving technology along the way; from Pani slide projectors, to PIGI film scroll projectors, through to today’s high-end digital projectors. Her career has taken her around the globe, from New York to London to Paris, in a variety of capacities from sales and account management, to marketing, to project coordination.
An Australian national, Alison returned to Sydney in late 2012 where she joined The Electric Canvas. She manages all incoming project enquiries, educating new and existing clients about the ins and outs of large-scale projection mapping. Alison also coordinates the company’s marketing efforts and spearheads the development of new business.
Eric Guo - Accounts Manager and Chinese Export Manager
Eric completed his Bachelor of Business in transportation and logistics in Shanghai China. In 2002, he continued his post-graduate education at Macquarie University in Sydney and was conferred with a double masters degree in International Business and International Communications in 2004. Eric went on to complete a masters degree in professional accounting at the University of Western Sydney in 2006 and became a Chartered Accountant in 2009.
Eric began working with The Electric Canvas as an intern in August 2004 to assist in communications with Chinese clients and help develop the Chinese Market. After three months her became a permanent staff member and has worked on the vast majority of our projects in Chinese-speaking countries. Eric also oversees the company's day-to-day accounting.