I mainly worked on trampoline beds, making the sheets covers and also worked on the covers for the main puppet beds baby feet but on the night and during rehearsals I was the on location fabricator - I had to make adjustments to the giant inflatable Voldemort puppet... which meant waiting for rehearsals so that they could hoist him up to the height of the stadium and then quickly running aroun...
We knew in advance that the Olympics were happening, of course. And we hoped that we would be able to get some involvement. Sure enough, it wasn’t long before we started talking to the people in charge of ceremonies about what we might be able to do for them.
We maybe didn’t quite realise it at first, but we were about to experience the busiest year in Artem’s existenc...
Like all our staff I had multiple tasks over the length of this project.
As Workshop Manager / pyro technician I was responsible for keeping the workplace running – Making sure all the machinery and equipment was working and making sure all the teams had enough resources to build the various items. This included installing extra workshop space in our carpark and working with Amy Gil...