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GO Faster 2018, Barcelona

Ford GO Faster 2018 Barcelona

Camera, Interactive & Guest Experience

Another freelance project for Imagination; this was the fifth instalment of the GO Faster program by Ford. Just weeks later it went on to win 2x prestigious event awards. Guests got to take part in their very own movie making experience and take on the legendary Ford Mustang and perform some breath taking stunts all the while being filmed from multiple angles. At the end they were presented with their very own personal video trailer. Gig of the year for me. Barcelona October 2018

Hannover CV Show 2018

Hannover CV, 2018

Interactive, Network & Office Support

It was an absolute pleasure being back in Germany, my first time in Hannover too. A lot of interactives to program and everyday brought new content or amendments to better the message delivery. Small network setup and monitoring and basic office support for Ford of Europe and Germany. A fabulous Imagination & Ford team as per always and everyone involved had the right attitude. September 2018

Chengdu IAA Show 2018

Chengdu 2018, IAA

Interactive & Network

First time in China saw me land in Chengdu, working with teams from Imagination's London and Shanghai offices. Show stand video interactives, network infrastructure and monitoring were the tasks for Jaguar Land Rover. Very different place than anywhere I have ever been before. The country has successfully deployed 5G for government security communication and facial recognition is literally everywhere. Biggest Eye opener of 2018. September 2018

Lazy Sunday Festival 2018

Lazy Sunday 2018

System Setup & Technical Stage Management

A fabulous old skool reunion in Bedfordshire - brought in power to thousands of guests by Funktion One & FFA. I was providing freelance support to FFA Amplifiers for this gig - looking forward to next year. August 2018

Groundswell 2018, Weston, Herts

Groundswell Conference 2018

Sound, Light & Stage build

Freelancing for Vortex Events at this educational annual conference. The battle between till versus no till farming & the science and methodology behind it. Setting up rear projection, drape, speakers & delay stacks, LED uplighters, good old analogue stage lighting & truss. 2x days of operator duties too. June 2018

Ford Focus European Mini Tour 2018


Facebook Streaming, IP Camera Setup, Network

A Mini European tour from Ford of Europe - creating greater brand awareness of the Ford's ethos of 'focussing' on what their customers want and value, not only from their vehicle, but more importantly, their free time. Freelance support to Imagination on this gig. Impressive use of AI technology, video & asset capture for digital souvenirs & impressive interactivity with a 6m x 22m LED wall in some priceless locations. Berlin's Potzdamer Platz, London's Tower Bridge, Malaga's Puerto Banus & the truly beautiful Milan. May - July 2018

Alfresco Festival 2018, Kent

Alfresco Load In 2018

Load In & Build

A boutique festival celebrating all things house in middle Kent. Freelance support for Energy Productions & Zion Audio on this gig. 7x guys + 7x stages + British Weather = lots of fun. Was a great weekend; look forward to next years instalment. May 2018

Alfresco Festival 2018, Kent

Alfresco Dry Hire 2018

Dry Hire

FFA / XTA dry hire to Energy Productions

Alfresco Festival 2018, Kent

Alfresco Mr Scruff 2018

Stage Management

On site for the full 3 days of production - was given one stage to manage during daytime hours, switching to a second of the seven stages during the evening shift and assisting at the main stage in between - setting up here for Mr Scruff who followed on seemlessly from the legend that is Terry Farley. Was delighted to have had Derrick Carter play the slickest of house sets I have ever heard at the stage I was running; was a true pleasure.

Fordwerk Plant, Cologne, 50th Anniversary 2018


Family Day Fun

Ford's major EU plant in Cologne opened it's doors to all friends and family of the plant's staff for a huge one day of fun and entertainment. Freelancing for Imagination, I was sent out with bespoke Forza gaming units to setup and ensure all went to plan. Speaking German, it resulted in me being a host for 90% of my stay there. These interactives were a perfect addition to the offerings - in 8 hours just one seat was empty for all of 5 minutes. June 2018

Lighting Up Margate 2018

Margate Lighthouse

Outdoor PAR Illumination

A cheeky trip to the end of the harbour arm to run an evolving cycle of colour changing chases. It has never looked quite as good as it did for those couple of hours. June 2018

FESPA, Berlin 2018

Canon FESPA May 2018

Canon Stand - Interactives & Network Rollout

A freelance project undertook for Imagination, tasked with multiple screens, access points, CAT5 cable pull and termination. As always, an impressive stand from Canon who pulled out all the stops to recreate a factory print setup with robotic automation in their exhibit. May 2018

Commercial Vehicle Show 2018, NEC

Ford Commercial Vehicle NEC 2018

Interactive Display Programming

A freelance project I first undertook for Imagination in October 2017, these all in one rollout interactives housing touch screen displays, advanced network able media players, soundbars, network hubs, HDMI over ethernet & a remote control feature. Programming these was quite the challenge; ending up with over 240 pages of content & even a "Wheel of Fortune" feature I was able to devise to an ever evolving spec. Both bosses & clients were happy; these interactives are being adapted ever more to specifically suit each event they go to. This here was the Commercial Vehicle Show 2018 at the NEC arena, Birmingham. April 2018

Lighting Up Ramsgate 2017

Ramsgate Watertower

Outdoor PAR Illumination

This dominating building was the first of several guerilla lighting outings in and around Thanet. Ramsgate's watertower really was a perfect starting step in outdoor experimentation. Oct 2017

Secret Garden Party 2017

Labyrinth Stage, SGP, 2016

Festival Duties

2017 was the third and final year of working this amazing festival. All 3x years I was stationed at the Labyrinth stage whilst also helping out during build and de-rig days at the Collysillyum and Jack Daws/Toad Hall stages. Freelancing for Vortex events. Sad that after a successful decade of this festival they withdrew to redefine their production. July 2017