Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Scenic Sculpting :: Feature Film & TV

Since 2008, I have worked 4-6 months per year building and sculpting a wide variety of environments, statuary and props for various feature films and television pilots. Some samples of the work my fellow sculptors and I create can be seen here:

"Land of the Lost" / 2008
Prehistoric Forest and Canyon
Universal Studios



"Land of the Lost" / 2008
Universal Studios


"Land of the Lost" / 2008
River Canyon and Bone Pile
Universal Studios



"Land of the Lost" / 2008
Universal Studios



TV Pilot / 2008
Warner Brothers

TV Pilot / 2008
Warner Brothers

TV Pilot / 2009
(On Location LA Convention Center)

TV Pilot / 2009
(On Location LA Convention Center)


TV Pilot / 2009
(On Location LA Convention Center)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Scenic Sculpting :: Cartoon Network

In 2006, I was asked by a leading Hollywood scenic sculptor to create various cartoon characters for a pilot on Cartoon Network. Finished sculptures before the paint job shown below.

"Tux the Penguin"
16" x 16" x 7"
Carved foam


"Tux the Penguin"


"Tux the Penguin" Relief
44" x 38" x 4"
Carved foam


"Mr. Pickles"
16" x 9" x 7"
Carved foam


Closeup of "Mr. Pickles" with Hat

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Scenic Sculpting :: Statuary / Maquettes / Props

The following are samples of various scenic and props related work I have done since moving to Southern California in 2003. Click on the image to see an enlarged view.


Poor Yoric (for UTC Production of Hamlet). 2004.
Gesso, papier mache, bubble wrap, packing tape.


Good King Hamlet (for UTC Production of Hamlet). 2004
Gesso, papier mache, bubble wrap, packing tape.

King Hamlet (for UTC Production of Hamlet). 2004
Clay maquette for life size statue.

Uncle Claudius (for UTC Production of Hamlet). 2004
Clay maquette for life size statue.


Friday, July 31, 2009

Set Design :: BUS STOP

The following are some pictures of the finished set for BUS STOP by William Inge. I served the production in the capacity of set designer and props designer.

The show opened Jan. 22, 2005 and runs thru Feb. 27, 2005 at the Fremont Centre Theatre. Get ticket information at http://www.busstopplay.com/ and read a review at www.reviewplays.com/bustop



BUS STOP. 2005. Mixed Media. 25' x 24' x 9'



Closeup of BUS STOP Central Window and View of Kansas Plains.



Closing Time at the BUS STOP (Approx. 5:00AM).



Action on the Set of BUS STOP.



Cast of BUS STOP (Front Row, L-R: Mark, Julie. Back Row, L-R: Tom, Bill, Lancer, Wade, Shannon, Clarinda)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Set Model & Concept Art :: BUS STOP

The following are shots of the finished set, model and original concept drawing for the design of WHF Production's version of BUS STOP. This is the original play from which the movie of the same name starring Marilyn Monroe was derived. BUS STOP opens Jan. 22, 2005 at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena, CA.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Set Design :: MACBETH

Shakespeare's MACBETH as performed by The Uprising Theatre Company. The Los Angeles Premiere is Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005 at the Court Theatre. The following are shots of the set as it looks in the theatre and a couple of me with the central staircase as it was being built and painted in my studio. Check out http://www.uprisingtheatre.com/ for more details.


Act I - Castle Courtyard, Staircase, Forest


Act I - Closeup of Staircase and Forest


Act II - Throne Room


Act II - Macbeth On Throne (Staircase in background)


Act II - Macbeth With Three Witches


Me with central staircase in my studio.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Set Model :: MACBETH

A few shots of the model of the set I designed for the Uprising Theatre Company's production of MACBETH. Show opens Jan. 6, 2005 at the Court Theatre in Hollywood. For ticket information, go to http://www.uprisingtheatre.com/ and click on "Box Office".











Monday, July 27, 2009

Concept Art :: MACBETH

Concept drawings for set of Uprising Theatre Company's production of Macbeth, scheduled to open in Hollywood on January 6, 2005.

ACT I


ACT II

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Set Design :: HAMLET

Shots from the 2004 production of Hamlet for the Uprising Theatre Company. I designed the sets and built custom, larger than life sized statuary for the show.





Saturday, July 25, 2009

Concept Art :: HAMLET

Original poster art in charcoal for the 2004 production of Hamlet, for which I ultimately was hired to design the sets.


King, Brother, Queen
Charcoal on paper
10 x 16"