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As set painter, I worked under paint supervisor Bob Denne in a 40-man paint crew carrying out the following daily responsibilities; bondo-ing, sa… Read More
As set painter, I worked under paint supervisor Bob Denne in a 40-man paint crew carrying out the following daily responsibilities; bondo-ing, sanding, priming, painting and scenic-ing concrete and metal, applying high gloss enamels, brush and roller applications, spray gun work, mixing and applying aging compounds, and location work. Read Less
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Set Painting          1997
         I was part of a 40-man paint crew under paint supervisor,
         Bob Denne. Most of my work was done on multiple sound
         stages at the Sony lot in Culver City, CA, and on location
         in downtown LA- which doubled for the New York City
         streets for some of the action scenes. On location, there
         was much faux concrete I painted and aged as well as 
         'concrete' barriers. Most labor intensive was the "Madison  
         Square Garden" set; with multiple scenic surfaces including
         scenic tile work, metal and concrete, composed mostly of
         MDF board which needed multiple layers of sandable
         primer before the high gloss and semigloss finish coats
         were applied.
  One of the subterranean wreckage sets, built at Sony. The large  
  concrete chunks are sculpted out of expanded polystyrene bead 
  foam; I primed and painted with conventional spray rigs, finished 
  with Chapin sprayers and aging. I also "rusted" various PVC pipes
  and conduits with a special aging formula and asphaltum over-
  glazing.
  Part of a severed "sewage pipe" with the asphaltum aging. Off to 
  the left is some of the "rusted" pipage, surrounded by "concrete",
  in the subterranean set, at Sony.
 The broken subway line, part of the subterranean wreckage set; the
 interior of the train car was painted and aged; I painted an aged
 and chipped-away paint scheme on the metal railings in the tunnel
 platform, caution lines, and more aged concrete work (the photos  
 of this was lost).
 The arena wreckage of the "Madison Square Garden" set, after set
 dressers began placing the eggs that were delivered from Patrick
 Tatopoulos Studios. More polystyrene bead foam concrete rubble- a
 large amount of prep and painting went into this. The lights at the
 far end of the expanse is a set continuation still under construction.
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