Special Event Production: The Process

2nd Edition

Doug Matthews

Routledge
Published September 14, 2015
Textbook - 264 Pages - 45 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781138785656 - CAT# Y167918

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Summary

This must-have guide to special event production looks deep behind the scenes of an event and dissects what it is that creates success. It analyses the process - the planning and business aspects - to provide a unique guide to producing a variety of events from weddings to festivals. It explains thoroughly budgeting and resource concerns, planning and cost projections and the role of the well-crafted proposal.

This new edition has been significantly updated to include:

  •  Three new chapters: Event Design, Information Technology and Sustainability and Event Production.
  • Updated and new case studies from USA, Canada , India, Russia and Malaysia.
  • New Industry Voice feature, including an interview with industry experts from around the world commenting on their experiences of event planning and production. 
  • New content on: technology, volunteers, venues and PR and marketing.
  • Enhanced online resources including: PowerPoint lecture slides, checklists, glossaries, additional questions and challenges, web links, sample contract templates, production schedule templates, and evaluation forms.

Incorporating pedagogical features, this easy-to-read book is packed with photographs, diagrams, flow charts, checklists, sample forms, and real-life examples. It steps through the whole process from the creativity and proposal at the outset, to budgeting, the contract and risk management with event follow up to conclude. A must have resource for event planners, managers, caterers and students.

This text is part two of a two book set - also available is Special Events Production: The Resources (978-1-138-78567-0). This book offers an in - depth guide to the technical aspects of a big event such as lighting and audio systems, visual presentation technology, special effects and temporary outdoor venues.

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