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Media coverage of Tesladownunder on this page includes:

Australia's Got Talent 2011 Channel 7

GWN 2010 Australia

Discovery USA TV "Is it possible?" 2010 USA

WIN TV 2009 Australia

Maximus Film TV 2010 Germany

Channel 9 TV A Current Affair 2009 Australia

Channel 7 TV Today Tonight Australia Jan 2009

Channel 7 TV Today Tonight Australia May 2009

WIN TV Australia and 16 other countries "Elec-trickery"

Discovery Channel TV episode 1 Canada

Discovery Channel TV episode 2 Canada

Discovery Channel TV episode 3 Canada

Discovery Channel TV episode 4 Canada

Dutch Novus TV "Fobiac"

German Pro Sieben TV "Galileo"

Cosmology Gallery opening

Magazines, books x 30

Newspapers x 14

Radio x 8

Supercharged (nearly)

Miscellaneous

Media that didn't happen (yet)

 

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Tesladownunder in the media

The site has attracted a lot of international media attention since 2008 and has now been on TV programs or news in 17 countries from a total of 16 TV shoots. There has been coverage in 14 newspaper articles, 30 magazine or book articles and 8 radio interviews.

 

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Australia's Got Talent Channel 7 Australia.  2011

Audience 1.7 million for episode 1 rising to 2 million for some later ones.

Here is a 7 second animated gif version of the 2 minute act.

 

Australia's Got Talent

 

Below is the performance as it went to air.

 

Below is the performance from my hidden video camera (used for safety monitoring).  It includes the original sound track and lots of other stuff not seen in the televised show.

 

 

 

Below shows what really happened. Almost a complete flop .... See how it panned out and how the Gods were not pleased. It runs for 8 mins. Not that exciting though.

 

 

 

They showed a second or so of my act on most promos and most of the 8 episodes including the semifinal which I didn't get to.

 

http://au.tv.yahoo.com/australias-got-talent/video/-/watch/24991660/australias-got-talent-sneak-peek/

 

The first episode of the auditions screened May 3rd . This is not the main episode I was in but I appeared briefly at 3:20 mins. The second episode of the auditions screened May 4th and I appeared briefly at 41mins.

The clip below advertises the Perth audition.

Here is a clip advertising the Perth show. 23 seconds only but slow to buffer.

 

So how did this all happen?
AGT invited me to enter. Suzanne (exec. producer) and Paul came to do some preliminary video at my place on November 24, 2010.  Auditions were performed in Bunbury Western Australia of 200 people in the local Entertainment Centre and they came to my place afterwards. I was looked up specifically due to the top 5 success of "Arc Attack" in the American equivalent show. This was the first level audition to see if it gets to the full auditions held in Perth in 2011.  See the official AGT site.

The result was that I made it to the televised heats in March 20th in the Perth Entertainment and Convention Center.  There were major issues with the venue, power, earthing, interference prevention and public liability.
 

Burning CD's for Australia's Got Talent  AGT Paul and Suzanne
 
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Firstly the music.  An original soundtrack was done by my son, Michael Terren who is an 18yo pianist and composer studying at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. The music has a pounding industrial theme and runs for 2:17 mins. 

Resonant Air-Core Transformer (Australia's Got Talent) by Michael Terren  Some of his other work is here.

 

Secondly, crowd protection and iterference reduction in close proximity to judges, microphones and video cameras was acheived by the use of fine wire screens.

AGT Judge Screen 3.5m  AGT Judge screen 3.5m front  AGT Judge screen as planned

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The judge screen is shown above. At 3.5m from TC center, there are strong sparks to the screen but I am quite safe behind them.  For the judges (Kyle Sandilands, Dannii Minogue and Brian McFadden) I have chosen a more conservative distance of the screen being 5m away as shown on the right.

 

Much other equipment was constructed for this show including a bank of 6 arc welders to be used as needed for voltage isolation or ballast, and two 3 phase distribution boxes. Also extended black backdrops and a vast foil earthing system / partial Faraday cage not to mention a new capacitor bank and power factor correction.

Trailer Bunbury  AGT in a very big room AGT team

Above left shows the generator, capacitor bank and TC controller getting packed. Center shows the enormous pavilion and my fenced off area.  They removed the carpet so they could drive trucks in. Right shows my team of (L to R) Michael, my son who did the music, Chris (son), Jane (wife), Jaime (Chris's g/f) and me.

 Early setup  AGT Safety Oficer  AGT final setup

Above left is the repositioned enclosure and center shows one of many discussions with the safety officer, Joshua. The right photo is the final setup ready to go. Note there is a network of suspended wires completely circling the TC for protection and reduced fields for camera safety.  On the day I decided not to go with the rigging of an elevated shield in view of the height of the roof. Note the large foil covered area of about 50 feet which is the RF earth which connects to all the elevated wires and frames. There was no direct link to the pavilion building earth but there may have been through some expansion joint covers. The mains earth was kept separate. I ran the ARSG gap and blower gap motors through back to back arc welders as isolation transformers. There was no clear return path for capacitative currents induced into the 50 foot ceiling. There was no ground available for over 100 m that was not a mains ground.  Using this method of a "Faraday cage" open at the top, there was no evidence for interference with sound or cabled video cameras. It was close enough to have sparks within perhaps 10 feet of the judges (it could have safely been a lot closer with my design - tested to within 2 feet). The grounding with downwires from the frame allowed confidence in preventing capacitative voltages appearing on equipment and operators. It is my belief that this is more important than RF interference. Certainly this was as close as my operators have been and no tickle from holding the variac!

 

 

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Channel 7 TV / GWN  December 25th 2010.
This was about the World's brightest bike light with Christmas theme.
The GWN version is shown here. The Channel 7 version was a different edit.

LED BIKE Xmas shoot wrap  LED Bike Xmas shoot day

 

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Discovery USA "Is it possible?" 2010.  Discovery Channel in the USA on April 7 10:00 pm EST  with a rescreen on April 8 at 1:00 am and May 2 at 2:00 pm EST.
Title of my 7 mins was Dr Electric, human lightning rod....hmmm. Sounds like I need some colored tights and wear my undies on the outside - perhaps 2 pairs. 
Directed by Neil Thomas (Thunderbird Films) who flew in from Canada.  It was  filmed by cameraman Dean Lomax on Nov, 7 2009. A long 13 hour shoot for 4 hours footage on one camera and 3h on the other. Filmed on location (my home in Bunbury, Western Australia) and shows lots of big sparks and stunts including sparks onto me while in a swimming pool.  Hey, I even blew up a few watermelons.  Video runs 8 mins.

A shorter version (3 mins) is here on the Discovery site) and reruns seen in Australia here andJune 2011 here, Spanish version here. Other links are:
World News and Wiki and in 2011 China, Hungary Brazil Romania  .

Zap2it 

It showed in Australia on Discovery Channel on Feb13. And elsewhere in April 2010 here.


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WIN TV Australia had a news item on Feb 21, 2009. Reported and filmed by Tiffany Wertheimer. Topic was the Xmas tree 2009.  Filmed by Dean Lomax with video effects by Jordan.  Video runs 1:18 mins.

 


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Maximus Film Germany. Filmed Feb 5 2010. Screened ?April 2010 and rescreened Sept 1 2010. Two segments, one of which is about crazy inventors. Director was Susanne Bogner, camera by Oliver and host was Harro. Topics included the mini-coil, exploding watermelons, the Faraday cage and the swimming pool.  It includes a test with a sparks onto a dummy in Germany. Also some 3d computer graphics showing me moving my arm to show current flows. Very clever.  Video runs 14 mins.

 


 

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Channel 9 A Current Affair (no pun intended) Sept 21, 2009 by John Mort filmed on 15/9/09. Shown across Australia. The topic was a report on the medical risks posed by high voltage lines.  My opinion was on the basis of my high voltage knowledge and as a medical specialist to interpret the extensive literature.  Early studies had suggested a leukemia risk but later much larger studies that actually measured fields showed no risk. I would have no concerns living under a power line (and in fact have done so when living near Hyde Park in Perth).
The Eastern States version is on video from the ACA website here.  Video runs 4:13 mins

 

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Channel 7 TV Today Tonight Jan 9, 2009. Reporter is Mark Gibson and it was shown across Australia.  Link is here. Took 5 hours to shoot and runs for 5 minutes.

 
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Channel 7 TV Today Tonight May 4, 2009. Reporter is Graeme Butler from Today Tonight and it was shown across Australia.  Took 6 hours to shoot and video runs for 5 minutes.


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"Elec-trickery" WIN TV Australia had a news item on 23/12/08 for 90 seconds. Reported and filmed by Tiffany Wertheimer. Also screened on Channel 9 news and A Current Affair to give  wide coverage in Australia.  This eventually went international to 16 countries. 

First a jukebox selection of 13 international TV news articles based on the Elec-trickery clip. Around 1 minute each.

 


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Above, are  a few pictures from the Win TV shoot. The 5kJ capacitor bank explosion of some steel wool and aluminum actually started 2 small grass fires which were caught on camera.

The sources of the jukebox clips above are here:
Reuters
Dec 2008 (a large international news service) had this version of the WIN TV segment which they titled: "Zapping for 'elec-trickery' man" . Reuters is also the source of these: ReutersReuters   (Reuters article with narration),  Reuters (Rough cut, no narration),  Blinkx Video
USA TV news Dec 2008. Made it to the  MSNBC Editors Picks
UK
TV news Dec 2008, on ITN TV. (...isn't a Timelord..) Meet Australia's Electro-man.
China TV News (in Chinese)
Dec 2008. The site and details are here.  Another Chinese report shows a newspaper article. Details on the Youtube report.
China TV News
  here New Tang Dynasty TV in English and French.
Italy
TV News here, Turkey TV news here, Holland TV news here, Brasil TV news here, Romania TV news here

A few other countries whose clips I couldn't capture for the jukebox above are:
Norway TV news
here, Denmark TV news here, Indonesian TV news here,  Croatian TV here
Switzerland TV news
here.
 

Also was seen in Pakistan, Vietnam, Peru, Bulgaria and Singapore.

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The Canadian Discovery Channel - Daily Planet has done 4 videos of my stuff. Nice high quality production which took about 6 hours shooting for each 5 mins.  And the first one won an award.

Discovery Channel TV episode 1 shown Sept 4, 2007 in Canada. Runs 5:14 mins and includes smoke rings, electric shocks, capacitor discharges and sparks in the pool. If you have a fast broadband link then view it direct in higher resolution from the Discovery Channel here otherwise click the video below.

 
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Above is the Gold Remi Award from the Houston International Film festival awarded to Discovery Channel Canada for this first video segment. Dean Lomax was the cameraman and Dennis Porter the producer. There are about 5000 entries and about 1000 winners in hundreds of categories.  In this pdf winner list search for "electricity" will take you to the entry.

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Discovery Channel TV episode 2 shown Sept 11, 2007 in Canada. Cameraman Dean Lomax shot episode 1 and 2 in 11 hours.  Runs 3:45 mins and includes capacitor discharges, big TC construction.  If you have a fast broadband link then view it direct in higher resolution from the Discovery Channel here otherwise click the video below. 

 
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Discovery Channel TV episode 3 shown Nov 21, 2007 in Canada.  Cameraman Dean Lomax shot this in about 6 hours. Runs 5 mins and includes the big TC in  a big domed building. Click the video below. 

 
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Discovery Channel TV episode 4 shown Dec 20, 2007 in Canada. Cameraman Dean Lomax shot this also in around 6 hours. Topic is the Tesla Christmas tree. If you are in Canada (only) you can watch it here otherwise watch it here.  Video runs 5 mins. 

 
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Dutch Novus TV "Fobiac" Filmed 7/11/08 Aired 7/1/09
Suzanne de Jong from Veronica TV in Holland along with Frank van Geloven as director and local cameraman
Dean Lomax  recorded a segment about electricity for a program on phobias. The full 45 minute program is here on the Veronica TV site.  Photo gallery is here. Filming took about 6 hours at my place. I provided the Tesla coils and HV stuff which they had seen from my website. She gets confronted by electricity from small shocks on her arm to a mini-Tesla coil. Then on to standing in a cage with 6 foot sparks from a huge Tesla coil striking only a few inches from her face. She was genuinely scared and took a lot of coaxing. After that it was into a pool to have 2 foot sparks onto her head wearing a tinfoil hat. They were very happy with the result and it was fun working with a presenter and director (compared with Discovery videos where interviews were over a mobile phone). The video below is edited to include my stuff only and runs15 mins.

 
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German Pro Sieben TV "Galileo" Filmed 14/11/08, Aired 16/6/09
Ann-Mirja Boehm is a producer from Pro Sieben TV station in Berlin and filmed this program for a science program called ôGalileoö.  Again, local cameraman Dean Lomax did the shooting in two 9 hour sessions for 10 minutes on air.  Was shown online here a few days later for 1 week but not accessible in Australia. The video below is in German but you will get the idea. The car effects are well done.  Video runs10 mins.



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Sadly my camera died during the night (see the last photo) and it wasn't filming sparks at the time at the time it started.

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Cosmology Gallery opening 2009


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The Cosmology Gallery Opening showed my pulse capacitor bank exploding some wire to simulate the Big Bang.  Also showed the mini Tesla coil in action. It appeared on other channels as well.

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Joe Genius is an internet TV program who gave me a "What were you thinking award".

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Magazines and books  2008
Various pictures have been featured in magazines.

 


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A French magazine for an exhibition, Palais de Tokyo (above) had a feature in Feb 2009. The exhibition also had a distinctive V shaped bipolar coil by Finn Hammer in an art installation.

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Above shows my colored sparks integrated into a fashion spread by Anka Bardeleben  in Feld Hommes 2008.

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Above is Ripley's Believe It or Not 2010. There was one full page of my stuff (out of 256 pages). Also had my Tesla Envy video on their online link. Look out for the Modern Thinker to be in the 2011 edition.

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Ripleys 2010 special EdRipley's 2010 Special edition

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Above  is Ripley's Believe It or Not 2010 special edition. The text is not about me but the photo is my Red Alert recreation.

 

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Mississippi Review Cover    (click to enlarge)

Above is Mississippi Review magazine with the cover showing me in the pool in June 2010. Circ 2,000.

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BBC Focus Mag front  BBC Focus Mag inside

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Above is BBC Focus magazine with a full page in July 2009. Circ 70,000 in the UK.

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 DeMorgen Cover  DeMorgen inside

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Above is De Morgen magazine with a double page in 24 April 2010. It is a weekend supplement to the newspaper De Morgen. Circ 53,000 in Belgium.

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Science Illustrated had a small article March 2009. Circ 700,000 in Europe and US.

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Science and Life Junior magazine (above, French) had a 4 page spread Nov 2007 (above).

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World Almanac for kids 2008 had a pic (above).

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Maxim Magazine above, (UK version above) Dec 2007. Circ 65,000 then. It is a "men's magazine" and the cover is perhaps too saucy for my front page.   Ok it's here (UK cover) - not safe for work (NSFW). 

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Maxim Magazine (Czech version above) also Dec 2007 but with a different article. The cover  here (Czech) is again NSFW. 

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German View magazine, above, had a double page spread in May 2008 .

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 German B.Z. magazine, above, from 23 April 2009.

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View Mag cover 2009  View Magazine and Modern Thinker June 2009 (click to enlarge)

German View magazine, above, from June 2009.

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Nuts Mag Cover  Nuts magazine (click to enlarge)

Nuts magazine, above April 2009.

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Zoo magazine, above, had a double page spread May 4 2009 .

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Vice Magazine cover  Vice Magazine inside (click to enlarge)

 

Vice Magazine, above, May 2009

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The engineering magazine Spectrum.IEEE May 2007. (above)

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Ser medico (Brazil)  Ser medico (Brazil)  (click to enlarge)

 

Ser medico from Brazil (above) had an article July 2009.

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A Chinese book "Contemporary Art of Science and Technology" 2008 above contains some pics too.

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Chinese magazine, YWeekend above, had a couple of pages and the online articles are here and here. Jan 09.

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Above is the article in the interesting little journal "Electric Space Craft."

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  Tesla book cover  Tesla book inside  Tesla book acknowledgement

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Above is a book by Kocsis Istvan with the title in English of "Nikola Tesla and the Secrets of the Universe".

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A publication from Renault (above) included a photo.

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LAN mag coverL_A_N magazine

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L_A_N magazine Feb 1st 2010 issue 2 hot off the press in Hong Kong. "The Fashionable Futurist" title has to be viewed on an angle to be read.  The double page Car thief protection photo is 60 x 40 cm.

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A Finnish computer  magazine 2008.

 

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A Finnish Astronomy magazine, above  used one of my twilight shots to demonstrate a crescent moon.

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My Comet McNaught photo made it to the front cover of the Chinese Astronomical Journal (top left), International Comet Quarterly (top right, bottom right) and to page 3 of our local paper (bottom left).   Hey, my photos are in 3 astronomical journals and I don't even have a telescope.

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Other magazines have featured photos and articles including Australian Medicine magazine May 2003 and Jafmate. 

Some that didn't make it include Shanghai morning post, the Sun, Trader monthly (went broke),

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Newspapers  2008

The SouthWest Times did an article on 30th December 2010 for the World's Brightest Bike Light.

LED BIKE SW Times Dec 30 2020 LED BIKE SW Times full page

This is one of the only photo shopped images on my site (done by the paper not me). To remove the lens flare over my trouser area and to tighten the beam. I use it as an example as it is clearly apparent even on a photo of the print article. Did I tell you I didn't like photoshop?

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The Electrickery article (Dec 2008) written by Asher Moses went on to stimulate many other online, print and TV news clips.

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Above, is the article in the West Australian newspaper (circulation 200,000) of 22/12/08 on page 3.  

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Above, a few months later in the same West Australian newspaper (circulation 200,000 22/04/09)  on the Modern Thinker page 15.

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Above is the Bunbury Mail (circ 25 000) Xmas article on 23/12/2009.

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Above, the Bunbury Mail newspaper (circ 25,000) had an article on 14/01/09.

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Above, the Guardian newspaper (UK circ 350,000) had this as the page 18-19 centerfold on 23 April 2009.

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Above, the Independent newspaper (UK circ 215,000) from 23 April 2009.

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Above, the Modern Thinker pic used in an advert for an Australian medical locum service 2008.

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Vest Serbian newspaper July 2011 re Tesla Expo with Dr Electric.

The Tesla Expo 2011 was covered by Vesti which is a Serbian paper. Here is the Online version

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Bunbury Herald Tesla Expo June 2011 cover  Bunbury Herald Tesla Expo June 2011 inside

The Tesla Expo 2011 was covered by the local Bunbury Herald on July 5.

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The July 1st West Australian paper page 5 article and the online article of the Tesla Expo 2011

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The Post, July 16 page 30 on the Tesla Expo 2011.  (circ 32,000). Online version  here (32MB)

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Above, is the Metro newspaper page 3 article in the UK , 7 Dec 2007 (1 million circulation).  This is my biggest print article.

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A number of newspaper online editions have covered the "Electrickery" story of December 2008 without  a print article as far as I know) along with a variety of links to the  Reuters video.
SouthWest Times Bunbury science enthusiast has shocking pastime
Sydney Morning Herald My current affair: backyard boffin's shocking hobby
The Age My current affair: backyard boffin's shocking hobby
The West Australian My current affair: backyard boffin's shocking hobby
The Brisbane Times Gallery of photos.
Chinadaily Australian lets sparks fly with "elec-trickery"
Canada.com/victoriatimescolonist Aussie bright spark is power mad
Sulekha Australian lets sparks fly with "elec-trickery"
Rian.ru  Shocking daredevil stunts
Video.tvguide  Shocking daredevil stunts
CNTV Shocking daredevil stunts
Topix.com/au/western-australia Australian lets sparks fly with elec-trickery
Peoples Daily Online China Australian lets sparks fly with "elec-trickery"
Media.drive Australian lets sparks fly with "elec-trickery"
CNBC Half a million volts of elec-trickery

Mefeedia Half a million volts of elec-trickery
Thoughts Australian lets sparks fly with "elec-trickery"
Newsboytom Half a million volts of elec-trickery
Reviewboard Australian lets sparks fly
Sharerevmedia Half a million volts of elec-trickery
BBVA
Cosmos.bcst.yahoo
Chinamallonline
Montrealgazette
Zapping for 'elec-trickery' man
Edmontonjournal
Zapping for 'elec-trickery' man
Twitter
a3crrh TinyURL link to Reuters
Eurovision
Shawnee
Liveleak 
Half a million volts of electricity to body cage directly at face   15 comments
Liveleak Meet Australias electro-man  24 comments
Capitalradio.co.uk Meet Australias electro-man
Heronlake.uscable
Shocking daredevil stunts
Mpelembe
Australian man lets sparks fly with half a million bolts (sic) of electricity
Videopedia Shocking Daredevil Stunts
Hubdub Shocking Daredevil Stunts
Bigsandy.portalready Shocking Daredevil Stunts
Africahit Shocking Daredevil Stunts
Realradioyorkshire Meet Australias electro-man
Forthone Meet Australias electro-man
Channel103 Meet Australias electro-man
Centralfm.co.uk Meet Australias electro-man
Wave105 Meet Australias electro-man
Radiocity.co.uk Meet Australias electro-man
Magic828.co.uk Meet Australias electro-man
Indianewspapers
Vancouversun
Zapping for 'elec-trickery' man
Montrealgazette  Zapping for 'elec-trickery' man
Norwegian news here with Reuters video and article by ěistein Monsen
Clip.vn  
RTV.rtrlondon  in the UK has a transcript of Channel 9 video.

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Photo Competition, above (Aug 2005 Sunday Times circ 365,000). Won a AUD$2000 Nikon D70s digital camera. There were 5000 entries in 2 categories with 40 photos published in each. I took about 15,000 photos with this camera until 2008 with many of the most impressive pictures coming from it.

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Radio  
Irish station Newstalk had an interview with presenter Sean Moncrieff on 2/1/09.

6PR radio (Australia). Graeme Maybury did an interview on 13/12/09 about the Xmas tree 2009

ABC Newcastle radio (Australia) has an interview recorded here in 2008. 

6PR radio (Australia) did an interview on 20/12/08

6PR radio (Australia) did a second interview on 22/12/08.  Basil Zempilas was the announcer and the interview was in reference to the newspaper article in the West Australian on 22/12/08.

92.9 FM (Australia) did an interview with Em' and Sam Mac' on 5th April 2009 to follow up the Modern Thinker article on Today Tonight.


4BC Queensland Australia did an interview about the World's brightest bike light on 26th December 2010.

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HotFM had a segment by Chippy and Nay in which the Tesla coil was one of the "12 Dares of Xmas".

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Above is Chippy from HotFM in the cage. I was outside gradually leading the sparks closer to him. YouTube is here.


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This is Chippy in the cage.

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Supercharged (nearly) 2008
Creative Differences is a production company in the US that raised the possibility of a TV series. This was their "Dr Shock" promo pitched to US Discovery Channel. The plan was for 13 half hour episodes. It wasn't accepted but it was nice to be asked ....


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Above is the promo.  It was rejected with the comment from Phil Fairclough : Thoughts from Discovery development exec to ponder:  It's great fun, but doesn't deliver enough "why are we bothering" to me - no big point to it.  Good info along the way, but it's not driving to or coming from a bigger piece of knowledge - not really satisfying a larger curiosity other than "how will he build a force field?"   

Suppose I need some myths to bust ....

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Miscellaneous  
Photo Competition  ACDSee picture software in 2003

BMW site (click on Knck Out) with a YouTube link featured in July 2007

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Media that didn't happen (yet) 2010 - 2011  
For all the media that does happen there is a larger amount that just doesn't go forward for various reasons.

July 3, 2011. Offer to demonstrate my Tesla coil in Kharagpur, India at a technical conference. I have agreed to attend on Jan 27th 2012.

Feb 17, 2011. Interest expressed from a boutique production house in my stuff.  Pending.

Feb 17, 2011. Invitation to show the Tesla coil in China in Chongqing.  Hey, I might take this one on. Pending

Feb 3, 2011. Engineering website requesting use of photos. Pending

Jan 30, 2011. Evokke iPad magazine interview. Pending.

Jan 27, 2011. Ripley's Believe it or not. Plans to put the Modern Thinker in the 2011 edition. Pending.

Jan 26, 2011 Movie requesting Tesla effects. "Fragments of Olympus". Referred to KVA effects.

Jan 24, 2011 Brazilian Textbook seeks Thinker picture.  Pending.

Jan 23 2011. Scitech promotion with a radio station using a Faraday cage that I was to make. Failed re public liability issues.

Jan 20, 2011. Entered my ISP's contest for "Top Geek". Probably 250 entries. Didn't make it into the top 10%. Seems like a young girl who likes anime is more geeky. Sexy, yes, geeky, no. Fail.

Jan 11, 2010 Applied to NASA for a project on worlds bightest flashlight. Pending.

Jan 19, 2011 Commercial shoot in Sydney. Failed re too far to travel.

Jan 9, 2011 German TV interview Redaktion Explosiv. Failure re making myself too expensive.

Dec 1, 2010. Christmas pageant entry with my bike failed due to public liability issues for God's sake! Bunbury Council have officious bureaucrats.  Last laugh - my bike was on national TV and they weren't.

 Nov 28 2010. Applications for Guinness World Records for Flashlight and Bike lights. Pending.

Nov 26 2010 Chinese Hunan TV in Chungsha wanted me to ship my Tesla stuff over for an interview. Failed re equipment not readily transportable.

Nov 26 2010.  Request to do a New Years show in Melbourne for Euchronia. Sadly, too far, too expensive.

Nov 17, 2010 Russian group wanting me to do a cheap exhibit for a Russian Museum. Too cheap, too far.

Nov 12, 2010 Artistic director wanted a quiet TC for the film "Iron Sky". Recommented a crackle tube.

Oct 1, 2010.  Barcroft media accepted videos of Bike and Flashlight but late delivery and not looked at.  An expensive fail.

Aug 28, 2010 South Korean TV. Did a short article on home videocam. Didn't hear if it was shown.

  

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