LOOKING FOR A POINT OF DIFFERENCE AT YOUR NEXT EVENT?
ENTER THE SANDMAN
When it comes to entertainment it can be challenging to find acts that can relate to your audience. Even presenting information these days - it needs to educate, inspire and entertain- which is easier said than done.
The Sandman - Marcus Winter - can create customised sand art for your event or presentation. Using light, sand and sound - and like a magician - images reveal themselves in this unique engaging artistic displays so you can mesmerise your audience and give more impact to your story or message.
THE SANDMAN PROCESS
Step 1: CLIENT BRIEF
Meet to discuss aspects around the event or project. Discuss ideas, and outcomes and relevant information.
Step 3: PROOF VISUALS
Where the sand hits the light box and images are brainstormed and thought given to the visual aspects, creating key imagery to reflect the story or message.
Step 5: GAME DAY
Step 2: FORM THE NARRATIVE
From all the ideas, research we help form the story line or narrative for the piece, prioritising main ideas into a sequence to create our story. This is important as it will provide a framework for the piece.
Step 4: PRACTICE
When the ideas become more familiar, then it is a matter of perfoming the imagery over and over again - kind of like a dance! Music is added to help emphasize emotion.
This is either the event day or film shoot day. Set up the lightbox and the technical requirements, and supply any audio to the production team.
Custom Sand Art pieces vary in timeframes - typically allow around 4 weeks as a guide to complete - allowing roughly a week for each step
Thank you for scrolling down this far - you made it...
I'm not too sure what to put here about myself, speaking in the third person feels funny- there might be a tendancy to make myself more impressive than what I actually am! So I'm thinking - what is it that you want to know about me? Without me coming across as braggy-ish? But at the same time be able to build some trust?
Maybe I should share briefly how I got here? And why you can trust me with your event ideas?
In the early 2000's I was inspired seeing my first spray can aritst performing live art, gathering large crowds and they sold like hot cakes! I had always excelled in art - but this was something different than I had ever seen!
I realised watching this spray can artist that art could also used for the purpose of 'entertainment'' - the way it held and captivated audiences. I loved creating art live, and I ended up teaching myself!
That passion grew ( between academic Business/Advertising studies and a 'real job') I spent the next decade refining my art skills in spare time - taking to the streets, markets - busking and upskilling contemporary artforms in spray can and ink - from different street artists from the UK, US and South America. The streets were my stage.
Later I was exposed to the medium of sand art - that took things to another level! The ability to tell stories with sand was fascinating!
I could now turn any ideas into visual concepts and make engaging imagery with the swipe of a hand! ( Ok I think Im the only person that would geek out about that!)... I loved the fluidness and the challenges brought in creating stories in sand!
This medium allowed me to help more people.... and I haven't stopped! I've applied it to various causes across a diverse range of industries, businesses and communities - also travelling the world performing to audiences on the seas with my wife!
I have a passion for helping communicate your ideas & stories using art. My mission is to continue to use art in a meaningful way -to inspire and entertain, to bring ideas and stories to life with art.
I'd love to be able to help share my talents and help create a unique visual masterpiece to captivate your audience and have them raving!
Lets have a yarn.... and see if there's a fit.. explore your ideas and find some entertainment solutions for your event!
(For event organisers, who want more info - click here for quick links.)