ART DIRECTOR / FILM CREDITS
I have been an Art Director in the film industry for over a decade and I am well versed in the needs of crew and client, locations and designers.
I have a keen eye for the craft, with the variety of my own experiences in four departments, I have a heightened attention to detail and can manage a crew through excellent listening skills and empathy for each department’s position. As an Art Director within any production, it is my responsibility to communicate directly between the Director, Producers, Production Designer, and the entirety of the rest of Production Departments, Crew & Community, Accountants, Construction leads, Casting, Set Decorators, Vendors, Transportation and Locations. The position must guarantee smooth operations between ALL departments. Diplomacy and kind communication being the key.
I am responsible for managing the Budgets for each department and communicating any red flags to the production management team.
I am also expected to create all the visual guides and technical packages explaining the plans that translate the vision of the Production Designer to the entirety of the rest of production, including executive producers and crew.
I work proficiently in Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign, Pages, Word and Acrobat.
I speak several languages including French, some Spanish, and I am learning Japanese.
Latest Art Director Production Experience
SEE - Steven Knight - Apple TV - 2019
As Art Director I was in charge of explaining and translating all textural aspects of the film and the construction plans for textures to the Construction, Set and Properties departments
JUST ADD ROMANCE - Terry Ingram - Hallmark - 2018
As Art Director I was responsible for all graphic design and technical packages Building liaison and production meetings with Directors and Crew.
ICE 2 - Robert Munic - Ronald Bass - Entertainment one - 2017
As Art Director I was the communicative liaison between Designer
and all other departments. Construction plan design and distribution
of weekly technical packages and location plans.
RAMONA & BEEZUS - Elizabeth A Rosenbaum - 2010
As Art Director it was my responsibility to communicate
between all departments locations, Construction and Properties
VARIOUS Nickelodeon Films - Amy Sydorick - 2006 -2010
As Art Department Coordinator it was my responsibility to handle
all communication materials through the Art Department and Construction Department leads.
Prop Builder, Special Skills Costumer and Puppeteer 1997-present
See the Props page for a few examples.
FILM CREDITS - PROPS BUILDS / PUPPETEERING / SET
Brand new Cherry Flavour - All props / edible props
Charmed - Props
Avatar 2 - Masks and Collectibles
Nancy Drew - Artifacts and Insects / Edible insects
Haunting of Blythe Manor S2 - Dolls
The Terror - Masks
Timeless - Artifacts
Legends of Tomorrow Legends - Graphics
Twilight new dawn - Tattoo design
Arrow - Artifacts / Weapons
Lemony Snickets - Various props
Midsummer Nightmare - Hero Masks
Pup Star / Air Buddies - Non edible food props - statues
50 states of fright - Artifacts - Stuffies - Miniature Set Models
Bad angels - Masks - costume illustration
Doomsday - Artifacts
The Good Doctor - Medical Devices
Gabby - Artifacts - non edible foods
The Quadrant - Artifacts
Trial & Error - Artifacts - Letters - Journal entries
The Wilding - Miniatures
Tiny Christmas - Miniatures - Doll versions of Actors - Animal stand ins
No Heroics - Costume features -illustration
Supernatural (full run) - Artifacts - Journals - hero doll replicas
Antitrust - all rock work
Cats & Dogs - foam carving mass production of 10000 mice
Elf - foam carving - lego new york
Woody Woodpecker live action - Woody’s tree house home
Coyote Creek Christmas - animal (dog) stand ins
Once Upon a time S1-2 - Puppets - products
Riverdale - Artifacts
A very Muppet Christmas - foam carved statues
Muppets in Oz - foam carved statues
Stargate Atlantis - foam carving - mold production
Final destination - special effects gore / makeup
Catwoman - foam carving - cat mask original source
Twilight zone - Foam carving of 2 matching angel statues
Wolf lake - foam carving - cabin in the woods
Men in trees - miniatures and animal stand ins
The Sixth day - foam carving of shopping mall statues
A wrinkle in time - special effects large scale organs
Snow queen - mannequin statues of frozen boys - ice -puppeteering
Battlestar Galactica - foam carving of ships and interior gore
Baby geniuses - foam carving statues - special effects muscle costume
i Spy - foam carving all sets
Mr. St Nick - miniature castle - interior details
Alone in the dark - Artifacts - golden antiques
Saint Sinner - humunculus in a jar - hell’s clock details
Black Christmas - rubber skates for weapon attack
Pathfinder - ship details - large foam carving of wooden artifacts
Antarctica - foam carving
Carrie - crucifix design and build
The Chris Isaak Show - mannequins for museum
Outer Limits - modelling and casting of parts
Watchmen - design of special costumes
White noise - body double puppet for broken body closing scene
Scooby Doo 2 - special effects costumer - all monsters
The Santa Clause - artifacts
Into the Light - Puppeteer and puppet build
COMMERCIALS / CORPORATE
ICBC Commercial - don’t drive drunk mannequins
Earls Commercial - miniatures
BC Hydro - Tree branches for trees with human looking arms
ART DEPARTMENT / GRAPHIC DESIGN
Just add Romance
Ramona and Beezus
Suite life on deck
A Fairly odd summer
A Fairly odd xmas
Meet The Murphy's
If you have any questions about a particular listing or project,
please call me at 604-897-1864 to discuss. -iesza.
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