On April 1 2017 I took up the role of Head Scenic Artist at Scenic Oasis Film! I hadn't had an actual ongoing Job since 2008, so this was a big change. I began freelancing for them in March 2016, painting sets and props, mainly for commercials. Working in film for a scene shop I have learned a great deal about scenic paint skills as well as construction, installation, and the process of film shoots. I lost count of the number of commercials we did over the past months, but here are a few I was able to track down, with some behind-the-scenes photos.
Chiquita Banana took a pretty funny approach to the solar eclipse of August 2017... we did the sun and the moon out of styrofoam, and I painted the floor to match the giant backdrop.
Duracell's Christmas commercial for 2017 was a really big project for me: all the shelving was painted, the floor was huge, plus the plaster-finish walls, a stone fireplace, and a variety of other items. This commercial was shown in Canada (most of what we do is not) so it's nice to have people see my work.
For the Hershey's commercial we made a "lava" table, using Plexiglass, tinted Versagel, and painted Polyurethane. It was altered quite a bit in post-production computer graphics but you can still kind of see what we made.