Saturday, June 25, 2011

"Loose Change" Short Film Model Build

Hey everyone, here is a model of a street scene I designed and built for the short film proposal "Loose Change" (Rubber Blanket Productions). It was to plan shots and get funding. My Partner Jeff helped me build it, it was a fun time and good memories. I hope you enjoy the pics and commentary.

Here is Jeff making trees from scratch

We used small branches and glued model train greenery on it.

We used Styrofoam to hold the trees in place to dry

I bought a HO scale train building as the store we needed to have on the street corner. Everything was based on that scale.

The streets are made from foam and painted black first.

Testing the trees...

Starting to look like a street

sidewalk looks pretty realistic from this angle

More trees waiting to be planted

With more details the street becomes realized. Everything is custom. The light poles are pencils, you can see the eraser.

You can really notice the pencils here.

Cool view from here.

Now there is mailboxes, garbage cans and people.

There is also a planter/Bench

The script called for a Hot Dog cart.

I printed an old mural and glued it to the building.

Thanks so much for checkin out my work!! A Big thanks to Jeff for all his help on this one. See you soon!!

Winnie the Pooh MURAL

Hey everyone, my sister just had a baby and wanted to do a classic Pooh theme. I was excited to create some artwork for the baby room including this mural of the Hundred acre woods!!! I hope you enjoy these pics and commentary.



These three pictures are about 2 1/2' X 3 1/2'
I still want to put inspirational words on them too.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Musical - Set Design

Hey everyone!!, Here is a set I designed for the musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum" which was at the Waterfront Theatre in Vancouver, BC. It was produced by Triptych Theatricals. The set was done in 2D and built at the UBC scene shop. I was the lead painter and designer on this set. The costumes and lighting were really good on this show and really made the set POP!! Anyway, I hope you enjoy the pics and the commentary.

Everything is made from plywood, 2D with 3D paint effect. Doors swung both ways, just like Threes Company

Second levels were used by cast and accessed by ladder

Floor and walls are 2D. Stone work was hand drawn and painted by me...really cool effect...

The set comes alive with actors.

Costumes and props were perfectly matched!!!

Love when the back wall is lit.

Night time settings

I love this shot....

This bench is also 2D...

Second level looks great full of people.

Here is my partner Jeff and myself in front of the set....I just love this picture of us

Thanks for checking out my blog! Hope you enjoyed the pictures:)

Into the Woods - Set Design Callingwood School

Hello again! Here is a Set Design I did for Callingwood Private School in West Vancouver, British Columbia. Its a simple design  for a very small school stage. It was cool because I had Jeff Cox and Jay Pynn to help build the sets and the students to help us!! Check it out and please enjoy the pictures and commentary:)

Here is a pic of the entire set. The foliage hanging from above is army netting.

Here is a view of one of the 2d trees made from plywood and brown craft paper.

There are also twigs and branches from the gardner's trimmings

Here is a view of Rapunzel's Tower. It folded out from behind the wall, also, 2D with Foam and cheesecloth bricks.

She is actually standing on a stepladder, lol.

The floor is covered in canvas and painted green.
During rehearsals, the floor is not done getting painted yet...

Lighting looks so good through the trees and army netting.

The levels really add depth:)
Here is the model for the set.

Model of the ramp as well.

Here is Jeff and I stapling paper onto the wooden tree frame which was projected into wood with overhead projector.

Here you can see the back of the trees...

The porthole in the back was for quick exits and the witche's transformation trick.

Here is Jeff and a student carving foam to create the tower...

So many students who wanted to be involved, it was great.

You can see the ramp in the back, not covered in canvas or branches yet.

Its a messy Job.....

Here I am painting the trees after the paper is stapled on, it helps hold it all together and flatten it

Final set..looks cool. Thanks again for checking out my blog!!