From one Octopus to another, I went from creating a human sized Octopus to a stadium sized one! The SFX company I work for, Artem, created a huge manor of puppets, props and inflatables for the opening and closing ceremony of the London Olympics. Whilst I was involved in creating several of the cartoony inflatables that came soaring out of the beds in the Opening Ceremony my pride and joy will always by the giant Octopus emerging out of a bus with FatBoy Slim gloriously riding on top of it!
Months of sewing metre upon metre of PVC finally came together on the night of the closing ceremony when myself and several members of artem donned our sequinned playsuits and stripy socks to emerge out of the Octopus in the middle of the Olympic stadium. This has honestly been one of the greatest projects I have ever had the privilege to work on and being able to be involved with such a fantastic team of people. Love you Octopus