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Andy Ciddor obituary

Andy Ciddor obituary

Andy Ciddor obituary

Australia:

It was with sadness that we learned of the passing of Australian industry veteran Andy Ciddor, who elected to end his struggle with stage-four cancer by taking advantage of Tasmania’s Voluntary Assisted Dying programme on 30 March.

Ciddor’s five-decade career in entertainment technology spanned theatre, broadcast, production, teaching, consulting, writing and editing. More recently, he was the founding editor of AV Technology magazine, while his technical writing credits include whitepapers, tutorials, technical and product manuals, web content and training materials. He also edited the CTS Certified Technology textbooks for McGraw-Hill and AVIXA.

From his early days at Melbourne-based TV channel GTV-9, Ciddor moved to Perth to join STW-9 before beginning his teaching career at the WA Academy of Performing Arts. He was also a founder of the Australian Lighting Industry Association (ALIA), a member of the Australia Cinematographers Society and sat on and contributed to standards committees to ensure the industry was being fairly represented. Ciddor was a champion for sustainability and change and developed the milliWatts programme to support the industry in reducing the impact of technology on the planet. He was followed into the industry by his brothers Jonathan and Braham and, most recently, his daughter Rivka.

Andy Ciddor is survived by his partner Val, children Rivka, Lachlan, Priscila, Rhian and Greg and grandsons Atticus and Elijah. A secular celebration of his life will be held on 12 May from 2pm at St Martin’s Theatre in South Yarra.

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