Below you will find some of my past Art Direction and VFX Miniatures.

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STIGMATA - Art Director (MGM)

Every frame of this film had such a strong, rich style. Designer Waldemar Kalinowski referenced everything from Algerian comic book artists to Italian Renaissance paintings. We created Pittsburgh on the Universal backlot, built several interiors at CBS Radford and opened up the film in Mexico. This movie was heavy with SFX, stunts and specialty rigs - plenty of components to keep us on our toes. It was an amazing project!

Cast: Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Nia Long

Director: Rupert Wainwright  Producer: Frank Mancuso Jr.

Production Designer: Waldemar Kalinowski  

Los Angeles / Patzcuaro, Mexico  TRAILER

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WHITE OLEANDER- Art Director (Warner Bros.)

It was a real pleasure to work with Designer Donald Graham Burt (Oscar Winner - Benjamin Button) - his approach was tasteful and intuitive, especially when it came to colors. In addition to the usual construction and decor,  we also produced some modern art pieces for both Michelle Pfeiffer and Alison Lohman's characters .

Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Renee Zellweger, Alison Lohman

Director: Peter Kosminsky  Producer: John Wells

Production Designer: Donald Graham Burt

Los Angeles  TRAILER

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TERMINATOR 2 - VFX Model Maker (4-Ward)

Working on T2 was a certainly a test for our Miniatures Dept. VFX Supervisors Bob and Denny Skotak were perfectionists when it came to replicating scaled realism. The king palms and evergreens that I constructed for the nuclear blast were a mix of latex, mylar and graphite rods. We also rebuilt that L.A. skyline numerous times.  In the end, everyone was thrilled when Bob won the Oscar!

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton

*VFX Supervisor Bob Skotak - Academy Award Winner

Director: Jim Cameron   VIEW SEQUENCE

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SAFE - Art Director (Sony Picture Classics)

This unexpected Art-House hit was an Official Selection of Sundance and Cannes. We shot during the Northridge earthquake, which was quite the challenge as some of the  freeways had collapsed. I'll always remember attending the screening with Designer David Bomba and both of us being pleasantly surprised by the unsettling tone of Todd's film.

Cast: Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley

Director: Todd Haynes  Producer: Christine Vachon  

Production Designer: David Bomba  TRAILER

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THE ARRIVAL - Art Director (LIVE Ent.)

This was the first time that I worked out of the country. Production Designer Michael Novotny gave me this wonderful opportunity and I will always be grateful to him for bringing me on. We had an immensely talented crew in Mexico City and a massive workload that included building an extra-terrestrial underground lair, sections of a tracking station, a three-floor bathroom set with a collapsible floor plus a colorful Dia de los Muertos celebration. It was a once in a lifetime experience and also lots of fun to hang out with Charlie Sheen.

Cast: Charlie Sheen, Ron Silver

Director: David Twohy Producer: Cyrus Yavneh

Production Designer: Michael Novotny

Mexico City, Mexico

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