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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rockettes' Christmas Show

For a brief period in 2010, I was one of the Art Directors on the Rockette's Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall. Some of the design work I did can be seen here:

This is my rough concept for the "Gingerbread Village":

Once approved by the director of the show, I cleaned up the design to establish a style for the architecture and landscape:

After the style was established, I began work on some of the details and a floorplan of the environment for the Model Dept:

Friday, May 25, 2012

Bears Burbs

I did some development pieces for a commercial pitch in 2009. The idea involved a bear family living in a "suburban" variation of a forest in a National Park. I liked the idea of suburbia with an "Arts & Crafts" slant, so I pursued the concept with the following sketches:

Bearburbs - Rough Overview

3 Pigs

In 2006, I had the pleasure of working at the Jim Henson studios, developing a series of films in the "Unstable Fables" series. I was the Production Designer and responsible for the overall look of the 3 films and the stylization. 

Here are a few VisDev examples from the first film (Three Pigs and a Baby), exploring the city "Big Wood" and what the pig's house may look like: