I started in the movie business in the late '80's as a special skills
background performer. The great thing about that route is that you have
many hours on-set to observe the entire process and learn how things are
done. Having an arts background, I soon turned my graphic and crafts skills
to working with props. What I love most about this is the creative and
problem-solving challenges that it poses, as well as the never-ending variety.
I have done a lot of work as assistant, buyer, and propmaster. I know what
art and props depts. need, and I can produce something that will look great
AND function reliably on set. (functionalilty is always #1 for us
guys on the floor!)
Thanks to my team: Malcolm Tan, Maggie Davis,
Mike Loghrin & Alan Doucette for
their invaluable help and fortitude on this one!
Stills from Cineplex Odeon/Cantel's "Phone Bomb"directed by Eddie
Chu through Radke Films. Mobelus Award winner.
Stills from Chrysler's "in the Ring" directed by
Mark Mainguy through Radke Films.
Property master; on-set props
Art direction & production
Generic or colour correct packaging
Digital computer displays & animations;
Script breakdown, props buying, designing &
On-camera tricks... the things that require
a high degree of physical accuracy... a cool head and a very steady hand.
Still of animation screen from IBM's "Radar" directed by Zack Snyder
through Radke Films.
Stills from Toronto Zoological Society's "Endangered Species" PSA
series, directed by Steve Gordon through Radke Films.