Jennifer Davidson — UX Writer / Designer based in San Francisco, CA

set design: on the runway

set decoration, set design

youtu.be/NAhgsKlN_3M www.imdb.com/title/tt1852867/ www.imdb.com/name/nm4349272/

PROJECT: Create set decoration for a 6-and-a-half-minute student film. Writer/producer Alex P. Creasia, who hired me for this role, went on to produce some episodes of the popular tv series Glee.

REQUIREMENTS: Budget of $25 and a single volunteer assistant. Create the set decoration for a fashion model runway, backstage area, and dressing room.

CHALLENGES: Use budget for necessary supplies such as tape and ribbon instead of spending on larger materials. This meant I needed to source fabrics, chairs, lighting, a runway ramp, etc from the Film and Theater departments at the Academy of Art University and agree a loan of materials, even though I’m not a student in either of these departments.

RESULTS: Charm and a friendly demeanor confirmed the necessary materials from AAU, under the name of the director. I brought my own volunteer assistant to help hang fabrics and lights. The results are visible on-screen – excellent set design means we can focus on the subject of the film instead of how inexpensive it was.

Forjessica ordoñez, director/producer & alex p. creasia, producer/writer Roleset decorator
Imdb Film Pagewww.imdb.com/title/tt1852867/ My Imdb Page:www.imdb.com/name/nm4349272/

Video 06:25 in length. I was the set decorator/designer.

Onscreen text was changed from this earlier version to what you see in the video. Screenshots follow.