Have a look at a few of my projects below to get an idea of what I’ve worked on. Reach out if you’d like to learn more about a specific project.
CBEEBIES LAND HOTEL
This was the first large project i worked on when re-joining Merlin Entertainments. Along side the Technical manager we worked with the creative team, stakeholders, BBC and the main contractors to design the AV systems for the entertainment area along with lighting and audio for the entire ground floor including the restaurants. The Entertainment system is designed to run without the need for a technician present with the cast having access to an easy to use screen accessible from both an Ipad and ipod.
Qsys touch screens
LED screen provided by Scanlite
Working with a creative team and along side our in house construction team to turn maze CAD plans into terrifying experiences for guests. These mazes use Medialon show control, QSYS, Vista, Compressed air, Projection along with Lighting and smoke effects all housed within a Grade 2 listed building or shipping containers. Installation is difficult and time scales tight but the end result ensures the guests have a fantastically scary time!
Along side the Maze builds the whole park is transformed with additional themed lighting, projection, smoke effects and audio installations.
ALTON TOWERS DUNGEON
With this project i worked closely with the AV contractor to monitor progress and to ensure any problems are delt with quickly and stakeholders kept up to date. Along side the install i created training and maintenance documents to be used with the in house team when running the attraction. I also ensured that all consumables and key spare items were order and ready for when the attraction opens to limit down time.
The entertainemnts team at Aton Towers Resort were the first to use Infor in this way, involving many hours of adjustments and training for the department to ensure the daily operations were not effected. I uploaded all of our entertainment daily PPM checklists (Over 800 individual checks) into the Infor EAM system. Once uploaded and adjusted i trained the new system to the full entertainments team involving many group sessions, one to one training and on site support with additional 'How to' videos produced by myself.
Once the day to day operations side of Infor was working without issues i moved onto putting the 22,000 technical assets into the software with the view to scan equipment in and out of venues/AV store allowing real time tracking, maintenance schedules and product life span information available within seconds.
While trying to find my next job i came up with a slightly mad idea that is my Edible CV! Its a brownie with a QR code printed on it that takes potential employers straight to this website, they can then look around, learn about my skills, interests and previous projects.
Its ideas like this that I hope will show off more about my personality and passion for getting a great result.
I have been lucky to get some media attention on the back of this bizarre way to promote myself too!
If you would like to know more about me, please get in touch for a more formal chat.
MENTOR - UNIVERSITY FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
In 2021 I gave a presentation to students at the University for the Creative Arts about my experience within the entertainment industry. I described the end to end process from rock & roll to immersive experiences along with advice on work placements.
After the successful talk I was then asked to be a mentor for two of the students.