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Freelance Model Maker - Buckinghamshire Studio
2014 - To Date
At the beginning of the year I took on my own workshop where I work on a range of commission based model making and sculpting projects. I also work freelance for various companies including Crawley Creatures, Event FX and Millenium FX To see this work please visit my Portfolio page.
If you have any model making requirements please contact me to discuss your project further.
Freelance Model Maker - Crawley Creatures, Buckingham
2010 - 2012
QEST Scholarship / Freelance Studio Assistant to Sculptor Andrew Sinclair
2013 - Dec 2014
In March 2013 I was honoured to be granted a QEST scholarship fund to support advanced sculpting training with the renowned sculptor Andrew Sinclair. Once my scholarship was completed I would assist both Andrew and Diane with the teaching and support on their courses.
Alongside my training I consequently began working for Andrew as an assistant in his studio undertaking various tasks to support him making sculptures for private and public commissions. I also assisted his partner Diane with the administration and marketing for 'The Sculpture School' along with preparation, advertising and installation for 'The Great British Sculpture Show' which was held at Hatfield House in 2014.
Puppet Making & Restoration
Break away props.
2010 - present
Gondwana Museum, Germany
Part of small team making 30 + animal models for museum in Germany.
Duties included Painting, Art Finishing, Mould Making, Model Making, Sculpting and Puppet Fabrication.
Work on an old exhibit. Repairing the latex foam puppet skin for an animatronic baby dinosaur. Re-painting.
BBC 2 ‘Prehistoric Autopsy’ with Dr Alice Roberts
Part of small team making 3 models and skeletons for BBC television programme. Duties included mould making, model making, painting bones, seaming silicon.
London Fashion Week
Mould making, painting, flocking and finishing prosthetics for London Fashion Week.
Attica Park, Athens
Part of a small team making 40 animal models for a new museum in Athens.
Main responsibilities including: Mould making, casting and finishing life-size fibreglass dinosaurs; seaming, texturing; casting and fitting teeth and claws, painting and fabrication. Assembling life size polystyrene dinosaurs, finishing, texturing and carving polystyrene.
Seaming and painting foam latex.
Repair ‘Primeval’ Puppet for Display
Repairing and painting foam latex skin for animatronic puppet ‘Rex’ from first series of Primeval.
2010 - present
Freelance Sculptor / Model Maker / Fabricator - Artem, London
Mould making, casting, model making, costume and fabrication work on several projects.
Birth the Movie – Part of a small team constructing giant reproductive organs.
X-men Movie – Mould making, prop making.
Swamp man costume– Part of team fabricating a costume for a TV advert. Sculpting and fabrication.
Foam latex puppets for tv advert– Building armatures, mould making and coring. Assisting with foam latex, casting silicon, seaming latex and silicon, assembling puppets.
Halo reach armoured suits– Life casting, armature building, sculpting, mould making and coring, making fibreglass armour pieces, pouring and injecting rubber, fabrication, dressing and fitting on set and location.
Specsavers advert – Mould making and casting fibreglass panels.
RA 1 Bollywood Film – Moulding making and casting in J-foam, various breakaway components for high speed stunt.
2001 – 2009
MADAME TUSSAUDS, MERLIN: BAKER STREET & ACTON STUDIO
BLIND SUMMIT, PUPPET THEATRE COMPANY
BRIAN ALABASTER – SCULPTOR
NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL
NORWICH PUPPET THEATRE
ELSTREE STUDIOS - HITCHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
University Of Hertfordshire
Sept 2008 - May 2010
BA (hons) Character Creation and Technical Effects - Awarded 1:1 (Joined 2nd year)
Norwich Puppet Theatre
Sept 2007– July 2008
(Evening Course) City & Guilds – Design for Craft: Puppet Making
Norwich City College
Feb - April 2002 (Evening Course) City & Guilds - MIG Welding
Sept 2000 – May 2001 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design - Awarded Merit