RT @FakeThemePark: Due to a shipping error, our 35th Annual Food & Wine Festival will this year be called just "Festival."
Sep 1st at 6:57am
CalArts Graduation Ceremony - 2015Branding, Creative Direction, Set Design2015
Following the events first cancellation in it's 40+ year history, we believed it was important to reintroduce the CalArts Halloween tradition in a way that honored it's legacy, while ensuring a sustainable production process for years to come.
We rebuilt the event from the ground up, assessing and modifying everything from ticketing and entry procedures to the overall event structure and entertainment lineup. As part of this effort, 2014 saw the return of live performance to CalArts Halloween for the first time in roughly a decade. From EDM and string quartets to bands that brought the house down, CalArts Halloween 2014 broke attendance retention records whilst setting a new standard for a safe and sane celebration that's still uniquely CalArtian.Creative Direction, Set Design2015
2014 CalArts Graduation CeremonyCopywriting, Creative Direction, Music2014
In 2013, The Big Top went up over The World Famous CalArts Halloween Event. Dubbed ElectroCircus, our event aimed to transport guests into the fantasy world of the circus. Complete with calliopes and contortionists, freak-shows and fire-breathers, our team once again raised the bar in event design, staging and implementation. We approached the event as an unfolding story that begins "before the door" treating guests to cohesive and exciting soundscapes paired with stunning visuals to set the stage for the evening. We examined and reimagined guest flow and entry procedures to not only maximize efficiency but to ensure continuous immersion in the events rich atmosphere. A student run production, the event showcased unique and extreme talent in design, production and management and allowed us the opportunity to collaborate and play in ways we hadn't before.
Special thanks to PRG, Kinetic Lighting, RentWhat, The Walt Disney Company and the passionate faculty and staff of the California Institute of the Arts. Your generosity keeps the creative spirit of CalArts alive.Art Direction, Creative Direction, Set Design2014
A night of performances set in a colorful club atmosphere. Anchored by an eight foot projection mapped orb of swirling visuals and custom content, vibrant colored light absorbed by the opaque white set activated the space and created a sensation of being surrounded in an ever changing color field.
Nicholas Diaz - Lighting Designer • Conceptual Renderings
Hunter T. Graham - Set Design • Video DesignPerforming Arts, Set Design2013
For 2014, we challenged ourselves to re-envision what our annual drag event could be. A unique tradition at CalArts, "Drag Ball" has always been a celebration of alternate perspective and the vibrantly saturated, high contrast portrait that is the CalArts community. With these core values guiding our creative process, we set out to develop an event that blurred the lines between patron and performer, inviting all who entered the high energy, abstract space to express themselves freely in a safe and celebratory environment.Performing Arts, Set Design2015