End-to-end production management including:
- Creative direction
- Supervising onsite setup and build
- Direct the rehearsals
- Calling the show
From the initial consultation and ideation to the deft execution of all technical elements The Full Pike sees the big picture at all times.
He will ensure your story, vision, brand or communication is a truly bold statement and can laser focus on particular programs and client needs when required.
Pike’s core focus is the successful staging and event direction of corporate events and meetings. The program can range from conferences and trade shows to team building and product launches. The goal of these events varies from raising brand awareness to potentially acquiring new customers. Felix Pike utilizes industry expertise from past events to address present formats like hybrid audience engagement that focuses on employee retention, your event ROI, and more. The Full Pike’s core focus is the leadership that drives a unique, impactful, and dynamic experience with the kind of production value that is remembered long after the ‘final curtain.’ Let us know how we can assist.
The first step of the production process is called “pre-production” and in the best of circumstances, it usually begins three months before the event day. Sometimes, though, pre-production can begin only a few days before the event.
How the client envisions the event is called the “client pitch” and that initiates the preproduction process. Working together closely with the client, the production team will
- Plot the event concept
- Create a production schedule
- Write the event script
- Curate and gather graphics and videos
- Organizing scripts and powerpoints
Pike does this all within the production process from start to finish.
Two to three months before your event is ideal to book your show crew and should be a primary consideration.
Contacting show technicians as soon as possible is important so the production team can:
- Confirm the subcontractor’s availability
- Check their day rates
- Book travel and lodging
An appropriate budget must be in place to consider these significant but necessary costs.
After that, the team will begin designing the set, the client’s branding, and figuring out furniture and equipment costs from AV vendors. They are supplied by staging and rental companies.
Felix Pike is an experienced event producer and is familiar with prices from vendors and subcontractors needed for the event to keep costs realistic. This vital skill is required to deliver the client’s vision.
The team must work closely with the client to anticipate and address any possible challenges or unknowns. Doing this will lessen the chance of any last-minute challenges on show day. The Full Pike is successful because he asks the right questions during the pre-production phase for a show to run smoothly without any on-site surprises. And last-second changes are handled with flexibility and consideration.
It’s vital that all the team leaders or “crew leads,” will hold a staging meeting to go through each step of the event to create a show flow. The show or (run) team includes the show caller, producer, and the show crew leads.
This is when technical details are finalized, the run of show is filled out with AV cues and potential challenges are discussed. After this, the team runs through their respective position in the venue on the headset. This is called “cue-to-cue” and the team will see how it all comes together.
Often during this run of show stage, multiple cues will be edited or re-written. After cueto-cue, the production team will do a run-through rehearsal with the client. This shows the client what they can expect and allows them to request changes in the rundown to the show.
Felix’s abundant talent and skill set combined with years of experience working a multitude of event styles across the globe are what makes The Full Pike unique. Felix has the capabilities to direct and successfully load-in, build a stage that features stateof-the-art technology, and presents the client’s content in a stunning manner. Then, he shifts gears to become the Show Caller and Voice Of God.
He hires effective, knowledgeable, and experienced leadership from pre-production to show call to the load out.
The Full Pike has produced events from the tightest breakout rooms to stadium staging around the world. If you require a vetted show master to direct multiple technicians, stagehands, and riggers through to florist and decor specialists with confidence and ease, we have your back.
Felix Pike is a valuable asset to any production. Contact him today to discuss a plan of