I worked at 2000 Trees Festival in both 2011 and 2012 building, painting, weather proofing and rigging large scale artwork in teams. Being on site during the week leading up to the Festival meant that I experienced the hard work and organisation involved in putting on a festival.
During this work experience for Download Festival I worked in a group of 5 people carving a foam sculpture from a 2D image of the Download Dog logo. We coated the sculpture in fibre glass, then painted and weather proofed it. I also assisted in other areas including the maintenance and painting of large letters and other sculptures.
This was a 12 week individual project where we were given a brief by a creative director of Madame Tussauds to design a new attraction for Madame Tussauds in 10 years time. I designed an interactive Star Trek themed attraction as the long-running franchise provided scope to explore new technologies and would likely still be popular in 10 years time. We pitched our designs to the creative directors of Madame Tussauds and my attraction was shortlisted as one they liked.