Full Sail Show Production students recently put together a concert in the Full Sail Live Venue as part of the Show Production Final Concert Series. Orlando band Thomas Wynn & The Believers took the stage at this month’s free event, delivering their fiery brand of blistering rock and southern soul. The group has shared the stage with national acts such as Gov’t Mule, JJ Grey & Mofro, Medeski, Martin & Wood, and Drive-By Truckers, and has headlined over 100 shows this year alone.
The show also doubled as an animal food drive for animal rescue center R.A.I.N. (Rescuing Animals In Need). Concert-goers were given the opportunity to donate small food items for animals as they entered the venue.
As part of the Advanced Concert Media Design course, these monthly concerts are produced by students, with help from volunteers and with guidance from Full Sail faculty. Students are responsible for contacting the bands, doing all pre-production work involved with putting on a large format concert, transporting and setting up gear, and setting up and running the lighting, video, and live sound equipment.
Members of the student crew function in various production positions, including show marketing, production management, visual media, audio, video, and lighting technicians and engineers.