Production Design

"A stage setting is not a background; it is an environment." -Robert Edmond Jones

"Super Narcoleptic Girl"

"Super Narcoleptic Girl" is a web series by Chicago comedians Sarah Albritton and Catherine “Povs” Povinelli. This gig involved location scouting, props sourcing, prop fabrication (including two life-size cutouts of Patrick Stewart), scenic painting, set design, and set dressing. I was the lead guy on all episodes. 

Production Company: One Step Below  I  Director: Larry Ziegelman  I  Director of Photography: Jon Kline   

GNC Instagram Videos

Made these with the fine people of One Tree Forest Films. This was a full art direction requirement involving sourcing, building, and set decorating. 

Production Company: One Tree Forest Films  I  Director: Chad Cooper  I  Director of Photography: Chad Cooper 

"This Way Comes"

"This Way Comes" is a short film produced by p3 mediaworks and Chicago Dance Crash. For this film, I acted as both the production designer and location scout, as we shot all over Chicago including at the Damen Silos. My design work included set dressing, scenic painting, digital asset creation, and prop fabrication. 

Production Company: p3 mediaworks  I  Director: Corey Gilbert  I  Director of Photography: Max J. Heiligman   

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"Convergence"

 

Production Company: p3 mediaworks  I  Director: Corey Gilbert  I  Director of Photography: Max J. Heiligman | Production Designer: Charles Nankivel  I  2nd Assistant Director/Set Dresser/ Location Scout/Manager: Robert Salazar 

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"Jim Shoe"

I was the set dresser for several days of re-shoots for the feature film "Jim Shoe" where I engaged in set dressing, prop fabrication and, for the first time, gun handling. 

Production Company: Reel Candid Films  I  Director: Pete Sutton  I  Director of Photography: Pierre Chemaly  I  2nd Unit Production Designer: Robert Salazar

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CENGAGE

CENGAGE Mindtap is an app that contains textbooks, schedules, and teacher notes for students. For this ad, I designed the set, selected the props, location scouted, and designed and fabricated the over-size calendar for the shot. 

Production Company: p3 mediaworks  I  Director: Corey Gilbert   I  Director of Photography: Max J. Heiligman  I  Production Designer: Robert Salazar

TEK Systems

TEK Systems is an IT staffing firm that send a lot of emails to its clients, when those clients unsubscribe from those emails, they'll receive the following funny, little message...from an email. I did location scouting, set dressing, photoshopped the images above, and even constructed that large email costume. Full disclosure, I also played the email. 

Producer: p3 mediaworks  I  Director: Corey Gilbert  I  Director of Photography: Max J. Heiligman  I  Production Designer/ Prop Fabrication: Robert Salazar