WORK EXPERIENCE

 

MORE” - Mark Osborne, Director

Production Designer / Fabrication Crew Supervisor

Designed and built sets, props and custom rigs. Supervised and trained art department for first IMAX stop-motion film. (Academy Award nominee, 1999 Sundance Film Festival Jury award for best short film, South by Southwest Best animated short, USA Film Festival, Dallas Grand jury prize, Cannes Film Festival Critics week selection, Awards at World Fest Houston, Aspen Shorts fest, USA film festival, Toronto International short film festival and others.).

 

NINJA TURTLES” - Chiodo Bros. Productions

Animatronics Engineer / On set crew supervisor

Designed and built remote controlled animatronic heads for six main characters. Maintained all equipment, hired, trained and supervised crew of wardrobe assistants, technicians and puppeteers for six month shoot.

 

WILLARD”- The Picture Mill

Designer for Title Sequence / Fabrication Crew Supervisor

Assisted sequence designer in concept development. Designed, built and dressed sets for motion control and stop motion shoot. Supervised art and construction crew.

 

"DAREDEVIL", "JESSICA JONES", "LUKE CAGE" DVD - Disney/Marvel/Netflix

Graphic Designer

Created artwork and designed layouts for the DVD and Blu-ray releases for all of the Netflix Marvel shows. Developed multiple concept art proposals for the cover, back, and inside of the packaging using InDesign and Photoshop.

 

EARTH NUMBER ONE” - The Rubinoos

Director / Animator

Designed, modeled, textured, animated and edited entire music video using 3DS Max. Project had over 40 shots and was completed in less than 2 months time. Other projects for the band include designing and creating all artwork for 4 CD releases, T-shirts and tour posters.

 

MOVIE LOUNGE” Title Sequence – Mark Osborne, Director

Production Designer / Fabrication Crew Supervisor

Designed stop-motion title sequence Built and dressed set and props, supervised art department for TBS Superstation series.

 

"THE TROUBLE WITH LOU" - Two Loose Cannons

Creature Creator

Designed and fabricated ‘50s “B-movie” monster puppet for project by “THE INCREDIBLES” character designer Teddy Newton and production designer, Lou Romano.

 

BoydDesign

Visualization Specialist – Environmental Designer

Participated in design process, restoration and upgrading of historical mid-century modernist homes. 3D renderings were created to demonstrate concepts to clients. Designed a poolside cabana matching the style of a home by Craig Ellwood. Created the artwork for custom rugs for both the Ellwood home and a house by Richard Neutra.

 

RKCNDY Live Music Venue

Lighting Director

Designed, maintained and operated all stage lighting for popular Seattle club in the early 90’s.

 

History Channel “MODERN MARVELS” - Song Design

Animator

Researched, designed, modeled and animated shots to illustrate technical concepts. Duties required delivering both technically accurate and visually appealing sequences within a short time frame.

 

Lee, Burkhart, Liu Inc. - DRI Companies.

Visualization Specialist

Created photo-realistic animations and still renderings from architect’s designs. Worked closely with design architects and engineers to create materials for presentations. Traveled with team to presentations in order to supervise all multimedia and present visualizations to clients. Created presentation imagery for large scale industrial solar installations. Worked from engineer's proposed plans to accurately portray the final appearance of projects

 

Metapa, Inc. - Media Lab

Media Technician

Supervised technical aspects of complex, interactive flash animation and games. Coordinated animators, colorists, interface designers and sound designers. Assembled final files. Researched emerging Internet technologies with emphasis on interactive 3-D.

 

Casting - Castaway Studios

Session Director / Camera Operator

Using script, storyboards, and casting director’s input, created direction for TV commercial auditions. Coordinated the sessions and directed the actors to get best possible performance. Operated video equipment to deliver finished session on tape or DVD to clients.

 

Special Effects / Prop Design and Fabrication ( partial project list )

“MIMIC” - Mechanical designer and fabricator creature crew - The Character Shop

“BUDWEISER FROGS” - Mechanical designer, fabricator and puppeteer - The Character Shop

TOY STORY FLOAT - DISNEYLAND – Fabrication and installation of all electrical systems - Ironwood Scenic

EURO-DISNEYLAND – Many props and mechanical displays - Pacific Vision

“HERD” - Design of Grey Alien Puppet - Mike Mitchell, Director

“VIRUS" - Fabricator on 30' long seaworthy miniature ship model - Fantasy 2

“HONEY I BLEW UP THE KID” - Fabricator on massive stuffed animal prop - Pacific Vision

 

Set Design and Construction ( partial project list )

The Barry Sobel Show – Talk show set design and build - Comedy Central

The Isle of Lesbos – Independent feature film - Art Department / Set Construction / On set dresser

Shut Up Little Man puppet shorts – Sets, props, lighting and camera

Washington Mutual Commercials – Built sets to match settings seen in Historic Photographs.

New York City apartment set – Built one bedroom apartment for A.F.I. short film

Cellmate / FlimFlammers! - Art Direction / Set Design and Construction

 

SKILLS

Animatronic / mechanical design (servos, pneumatic systems, etc.), fabrication (metals, plastics, wood, foams, mold making and casting, fiberglass, set construction, electrical, electronics), sculpting, stage lighting design, maintenance and operation, 3DS Max, Adobe CC Suite, SketchUp, analog and digital video systems, 35mm, 16mm and IMAX camera operation, film lighting, 2D and stop-motion animation, animation stand operation, audio engineering, music composition, guitar and cartooning.

 

EDUCATION

Art Center College of Design - Pasadena, CA. - B.F.A. in Film