Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Big Dub Festival & A Pirate Ship

We made some changes to the ship this year, with an all new mast and sail, new railings, a treasure chest and even a shiny new anchor! This project is always my favorite. We build it for my dear friends over at Re;magine who curate this stage musically for Big Dub Festival. Held in the summer each year at Four Quarters Farm in Pennsylvania, and the fan favorite for music stages.

Made some new burlap flags, ripped and distressed for an authentic Pirates of the Caribbean feel. The skull is the logo from the Re:magine Pirate radio show so we could properly represent the stage. 
 The new mast is made from pvc and wood with a pully system for easy installation. The sails were made from canvas drop cloths. I gave them a bit of distressing using spray paint. Attached the rope ladder, skelly and top flag and we were done! The height reached 26ft in total.

We even had a fog machine going to the canons this year but I wasn't able to get a picture. Next year, I promise!
 We used H20 special fx lighting to create water effects which gave it a realistic ocean vibe. 
The treasure chest was filled with fake gold coins, skulls, plastic gems and starfish. We rigged a little red light inside so it glowed in the evenings.
The giant compass and tentacles were back of course. These tentacles are inflatables made from a durable pvc fabric and always a wonderful addition to the area.
Who knows what we will conjure up next year but I'm sure it will only keep growing bigger and better!
 The Big Dub sign got a little love to match the new graphics this year and of course the giant mushrooms made an appearance but I was super excited to see the giant Kikiwawa!I came up with the idea to get a custom giant inflatable of him made. He turned out amazing! This big loveable guy has been the festival mascot in all the digital fliers for many years and it was a lot of fun to see him finally come to life. Another year of awesomeness in the books. Till next year Dubbers!