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Full Production’s 2021 Christmas wrap-up

Full Production's 2021 Christmas Wrap-Up

From working in a cave to winning industry awards, it’s been a busy year for Full Production. As 2021 draws to a close, we take a look back at everything we’ve been up to…

Merry Christmas everyone!

It’s been a busy year, and now that we’re approaching the end of it we thought this would be a good opportunity to have a look back at some of the jobs we’ve worked on in 2021. The Full Production team have been down a cave, up in the dizzy heights of the Royal Albert Hall, on TV and everything in between! There were some surprises along the way, too…

Photo courtesy of Treetop Adventure Golf

We spent the first part of 2021 perfecting our golf game, after being approached to install Treetop Adventure Golf in Birmingham. Full Production designed, specified, supplied and installed all the lighting and audiovisual in the venue, as well as show control and automation. We helped to bring to life the ‘tropical trail’ and ‘ancient explorer’ courses that make up Treetop Adventure Golf. It was a fun and creative job to kickstart the new year with, and the client was so pleased with our work that we were brought on board to perform regular maintenance across all of their UK sites.

Photo courtesy of Wright Tech Media / @markrecagno

From crazy golf to just downright crazy, we spent the next couple of months holed up inside a cave. Sounds a bit like 2020, doesn’t it? St Michael’s cave in Gibraltar was the site of a unique installation which really pushed our team to the limits. Full Production’s Steve Richardson and Shaun Graham designed, installed and programmed the lighting for ‘The Awakening’, an immersive installation retelling the history of the popular tourist attraction in Gibraltar. Our work here was recognised by a number of industry magazines including Mondo-DR and LSI, as well as getting us onto the cover of ETnow. May also saw our very own Lise Watkins get engaged! Did you know she has a weird skill that unnerves her colleagues and can (almost) speak four languages?

Photo courtesy of Alex Davies

As the summer rolled on we upgraded our warehouse, adding some new kit to our arsenal. Full Production’s Marc Thornton masterminded an exciting job lighting the Warwick Castle Sundown Spectacular in August, which saw the outside of the medieval castle lit up with spectacular colours and effects. Steve also made his return to cricket after breaking his leg while featuring in the Full Production-supported Littlewick Green Cricket Club at the end of last year…

Moving into September, and some of our regular TV work. Full Production continued to support the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, supplied equipment to the re-booted Weakest Link and the Who Cares Wins awards, which recognised the achievements of those in the healthcare sector during the pandemic. We came pretty close to rubbing shoulders with Boris Johnson, David Beckham and the Duke of Cambridge, to name just a few.

Image courtesy of the BBC

As the year drew to a close, we were on hand to provide production assistance to Champions Tennis at The Royal Albert Hall. Emma Raducanu, who won the US Open earlier in the year, featured on the billing alongside a raft of tennis legends past and present. Full Production’s lighting know-how helped turn it into quite the show, inside one of the UK’s most storied venues. Managing Director Steve Richardson also made it into Inavate Magazine’s 40 Under 40, recognising Full Production’s adaptability and continued growth over the past two difficult years.

Photo courtesy of Marc Thornton

Finally, we worked on not just one but ten different Christmas lighting trails, getting very familiar indeed with the muddy fields of country estates across the UK. Oh, and not to be forgotten was the addition of the youngest member of the Full Production family. Steve’s second daughter Etta Richardson was born in November. No doubt she will be onsite and plugging up a system in no time at all…

So certainly a busy year for the Full Production team, despite all the challenges. Here’s to an equally exciting 2022. Have a Merry Christmas all, and see you in the New Year!

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