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Why study Visual Effects as a Theme Park Designer? Part 2

March 24, 2012

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Acoustics. “But you are a set designer, why are you concerned with acoustics?” I hear you say.  Well, a Show Set Designer does more than just Scenic Design.  Show Set is where a lot of the coordination between various disciplines happens.  Show Set drawings are kinda like an Index for the project, if we don’t […]

Show Set Design: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

March 24, 2012

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As part of the Fantasyland Expansion at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will be the centerpiece of the new land.  As the ride is not yet open I can’t talk about anything more than has already been released by Disney, but happily they have released some of my work on the […]

Show Set Design: Storybook Circus

March 24, 2012

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I spent good portion of 2011 working on the new Storybook Circus area of Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World.  I was primarily working on the Show and Prop elements of The Barnstormer Coaster, as well as some of the ornamentation for the new Dumbo spinners. Some loyal fans took very good photos of the […]

Why study Visual Effects as a Theme Park designer?

March 18, 2012

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What do you do when you want to learn a new skill?  Some read books.  Some talk to friends about the topic. Others dip a toe in to see if it’s “their thing”.  Me, I lead with my head. In 2008 while working at Thinkwell Design, I discovered that the skills and techniques of 3D […]

Minoan Architecture

February 19, 2012

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The Minoan culture was one of the first civilizations to build large cities in Europe.  For the time period their architecture was certainly more advanced than their contemporaries, but they were lacking in one major element, the Arch.  Their construction techniques made use of Post and Lintel structures.  This technique does not allow for a […]