This world was designed and build by me as a stop motion set. It was designed to be the backdrop for a character which is a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. Each of the buildings have been designed to accommodate different sizes of food from something small as a grape, to something tall as a carrot! All of the billings have a certain sense of whimsy and fun which I like to add to all of my creations.
It was super fun to make and design and I hope one day we will get to see something animated using it.
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This photo of what appears to be just a black square is actually the result of months working with Toronto-based theatre company Video Cabaret.
Their unique performance style requires an all black set with the ability to project different images onto certain panels onstage.
My work with them involved building their lighting grid and installing their lights as well as building flats, risers, headers and boarders. These I then helped paint black, and cover in either projection screening, a soft velvet-like material, or carpet.
I worked on the majority of this project with Elliot Gerow and Andrew Dollar.
"Tommy Gnosis" Door
Wooden door painted and distressed to look like an old steel door that would be a part of the Hart House Theatre.
This door was used as a reveal for the concert going on next door, it was important that it looked old and used. This was done so it would not draw any audience attention to it.
The design I was given was simply that it should look as though it was a tech door in the space for many years.