MY WORK         ABOUT ME        CONTACT
Feature Film

LOLA

 
VIDEO DESIGN
PROJECTION DESIGN
ANIMATION

This year I designed a complex machine prop for a period feature film set in the 1940s. It involved displays that were to produce images for in-camera photography. My work on this included research, 3D sketches, dimensioned drawings, screen design and fabrication, and implementing a remote controlled cueing system for on-set playback.

Drawings


For the early drawings I used a combination of basic box modelling and Blenders’ Greaspencil - a tool that allows you to draw directly onto 3D objects, for quick and dirty detailing.


Renderings


A big part of this design was a large, rudimentary cathode ray tube (what’s inside an old telly), so I went an extra step to sketch the CRT and the image it would produce in more detail. The director liked my idea of being able to see the image from front and back, so visualising this properly was important.

Final drawings


I drew up a combination of dimensioned sections, exploded diagrams and labelled 3D drawings for both myself and super-talented model-maker Rob Clark. Rob fabricated the bulk of the machine, including CNC’d parts for the clock display. I integrated projector and LCD display and wrote software to control and animate the clock display.

Faux analogue display



Faux exposed CRT display



JACK PHELAN - VIDEO ARTIST, DESIGNER, DIRECTOR        WICKLOW, IRELAND.