About

I’m a film set designer and independent filmmaker with over 30 years of experience in the industry. After multiple careers as an architectural draftsman, a cabinet maker, photojournalist, documentary filmmaker, special effects technician and stage carpenter, I found the Hollywood Art Department and realized that it combined everything I’d learned. I started this blog with the intention of being both a site to share design information as well as a way to share Hollywood history, stories, books, design tools, reference material and whatever else I can think of that might be of use or interest to others in the film design community.

8 thoughts on “About

  1. thank you very much for all your posts and suggestion! I’m a set design student. and I almost found everything in the blog so valuable for me. All those I missed during my first years of study in set design and those important tecniques tricks and book suggestions that my professors didn’t teach patiently I again learned them here.
    plus* I’m learning how to use your perspective quick view tool. I just downloaded them and soon to print them on acetate. ; )

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  2. Hello from a french student,

    Thank you for your amazing blog. Very stimulating for my work at the University. I’m writing an academic memory about painting backings in contemporary french movies. You seem to know so many thing about the art of backdrop…I would like very much to speak to you.
    Have a nice day !

    Garance

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  3. Randy, just so you know, your poster is hanging on the wall at LAP above the chest it illustrates.
    I made the frame for it and it was made like the chests lid with mortise and tendon joinery.

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