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Event Magic: The Production Box

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Event Magic: The Production BoxBeing an Event Manager is a bit like being like a teacher, a mom and a nurse all rolled into one. (Not to mention a magician, hence Event Magic: The Production Box.) When you’re on a job you need to be prepared for anything. Our number one answer to problem solving is to always have a fully stocked box of tricks and we call this a Production Box. (We also have a Stationery Box but we’ll get to that another time.)

The Production Box has everything from pens and paper clips to a mallet. Also, double-sided tape – love it and it's saved many a performer from an on-stage wardrobe malfunction.  And cable ties, mmm, you know you’re meant to be an Event Manager if cable ties get you excited.

We’re sharing our Production Box list with you – so you can go forth and make event magic for yourself. PS The scissors are always the first to go. You can never find them.

During your pre-production check, include your Production Box list with your Production Document, so you can replenish where necessary.

Kelly McGillivray, Squad Leader

  • Batteries (assorted sizes)
  • Bags (carrier, bin, sandwich and sick bags)
  • Cable ties
  • Calculator
  • Clipboard
  • Disposable table cloths
  • Disposable razor
  • Elastic bands
  • Extension cord
  • Hammer
  • Insect repellent
  • Strip plug
  • Pens and pencils (also highlighter pens)
  • Post it notes
  • Polish and duster
  • Matches and lighters
  • Markers (thick, black markers)
  • Measuring tape
  • Multi plug socket adapter
  • Music CDs (compilations)
  • Nails and screws (assorted)
  • Napkins
  • Notepads (A5 for notes and plain A4 for signs)
  • Paper clips
  • screwdriver
  • Picture hanging wire
  • Pins
  • Pushpins/tacks
  • Safety clips
  • Scissors
  • Stapler and staples
  • White sticky labels
  • Stopwatch
  • String
  • Sun protection lotion
  • Superglue
  • Tape (carpet, clear, scotch, masking, electrical and duct tapes)
  • Envelopes
  • Printing paper
  • Torch
  • Window cleaner
  • Wire cutters
  • Umbrella
  • USB stick (conferences)

First aid kit

  • Pain killers (Aspirin/Ibuprofen/Paracetamol/[and for the ultimate hangover cure] Resolve)
  • Bandages
  • Dressings
  • Plasters & tape
  • Instant cold pack
  • Gloves
  • Gauze
  • Cotton wool
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Dettol antiseptic.

Contact: Kelly McGillivray