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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:
2-time Emmy Award winning artist & background designer. CalArts 1989-90. I started my career in Animation in 1990 as an animator/character layout artist on the 2nd season of the Simpsons. I ended up becoming a designer and have been designing backgrounds for a living. I've been lucky enough to work at all the big studios in Hollywood: Klasky-Csupo, Warner Bros, Disney, Fox, MGM, Hanna-Barbera, DreamWorks TV, Sony, Jim Henson Studios, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Laika. I just completed "FreeBirds" & "Book of Life" and currently work as Art Director and Senior Designer at Reel FX studios in Dallas, TX and own/operate a freelance design studio, "Frederick Gardner Design". Interested in contacting me for freelance? Email me at ElFrederico3@gmail.com.
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