Back in March when the pandemic was just starting, like many in the event and festival industries, I suddenly found virtually all of my projects ground to a halt. And while it was painful, confusing, and scary to deal with so much loss so quickly, after taking some time to process it all (mainly, staying […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
While we all safely shelter-in-place during this pandemic, here is a list of ways you can enrich your understanding of various aspects of event and festival production, management, and safety. I have personally read all of the books listed below (with the exception of the Risk and Hazard Mgmt book and the Video Production book; I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Photo from UnsplashCorporate Events vs Public Events: 5 Major DifferencesWritten by: Cloe Matheson Have you ever wondered what the key differences between corporate and private events are? The term ‘corporate event’ covers a wide range of events such as team-building events, networking events, incentive events, national meetings, and end-of-year parties that are generally within a company. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
For anyone that has worked in the festival and event industry, it’s quickly apparent that one of the most important elements keeping festivals alive is the amount of sponsorship dollars they are able to pull in. It’s not an easy job, and newer festivals have more of an uphill battle in convincing potential sponsors to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
At virtually every outdoor festival or special event, you will be able to spot some plywood. And while it’s simple to use, there are ways to make sure you’re getting the most out of the easiest ways to have ground protection.Below is a cross-section of plywood with a particleboard core (courtesy of Fine Lumber, click […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When producing an event or festival somewhere that lacks enough office and/or storage space, it’s imperative to acquire the proper amount and type of mobile office trailers. While tents with walls can be adequate office space for some smaller events and festivals, most of the time the climate control, shelter from severe weather, and security […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
For those of you that are handling talent buying for your event or festival, it’s important to understand the various steps in the process. This will help ensure you are both protecting yourself and creating a supportive environment for the artist to perform. In this article, we will break it down into the following sections:Researching […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Whether you’re a production manager, hospitality coordinator, part of the site crew, or any other member of an event or festival team, there have been several outstanding phone apps developed recently that can help you pull off a successful experience. Below are the seven apps that I turn to the most when I’m on-site, along […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
For those of us in the event and festival industries, wrapping up a cable is an essential and never-ending part of life. However, many people still do it the wrong way, that results in kinks and twists; there are two proper methods for coiling up a cable that, when stretched back out, results in a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This article is by a guest author, Dax Cochran with WeatherOps. As festival season cranks up, so does severe weather season. Festival and event managers are busy finalizing details for the event, securing vendors, and wrapping up all loose ends. With safety a growing priority for all outdoor events, weather planning should be one of the […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.