NORMAN PORTER

ART DEPARTMENT
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Art Department Assistant experienced working on sets for feature films, props for national and international viral marketing campaigns, and world famous theme park rides and experiences.
Adept at prop making, large set builds, set decoration, prop resourcing and research.
Adaptable to the needs of the department, problem solving, running errands quickly, taking to tasks with a professional and methodical attitude.
Available for TV, Film, Theatre and other creative collaborations.

PREVIOUS CLIENTS 

● Ffilm Cymru Wales ● Film4 ● Sony Pictures ● Netflix ● BBC Films ● Warner Bros ● Universal Pictures ● BFI 

● Severn Screen ● Cliff Edge Pictures ● Bank Side Films ● Endeavor/Content ● Corner Stone Films ● XYZ 

● Raw ● Topic ● Ingenious ● Coracle Pictures ● Daybreak Pictures ● West End Films ● Wild Creations

01 PROFESSIONAL

SOFTWARE EXPERTISE

PHOTOSHOP

100%

PREMIERE PRO

100%

AFTER EFFECTS

100%

ILLUSTRATOR

100%

RESEARCH

100%

ADOBE MUSE

100%

WIX

100%

 

02 PORTFOLIO

MY LATEST WORK.
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03 Experience

2018

ETERNAL BEAUTY

Art Department Assistant

Set Dressing - Set Decorating - Props

● Assisted the art department in set dressing, decorating and props. 

● Painted, wallpapered and dressed a large entire house in 4 days. 

● Dressed another 4 sets. 

● Assisted standby props when needed.  

● Used snow effects. 

● Helped install and use breakaway glass.  

● Designed and or built props that were used including beds, a menu, pictures, food and drink. 

● Helped landscape a large garden from summer to winter and back to summer within a tight timescale. 

● Worked throughout the night on the last week to paint the main set used in filming. 

● Completed strike of many sets.

2017

DENMARK

● Assisted the art department in set dressing, decorating and props. 

● Dressed over 6 sets from scratch. 

● Helped standby props.  

● Assisted with rain effects. 

● Built giant beach bonfires and used hidden fire pyrotechnics to light and put them out. 

● Completed strike of all sets at the end of filming. 

● Helped transform a university into a prison using appropriate signage set dressing and helping install huge iron prison bars. 

● Aged a number of motorway signs appropriately. 

● Wallpapered, aged and dressed a house ready for filming.

2017

APOSTLE

Art Department Trainee

Set Dresser - Standby Props

● Assisted the art department in set dressing and props. 

● I had the opportunity to assist set decoration, set dressing and standby on set during filming which allowed me to get a firmer grip on the many roles of the art department.   

● Dressed a huge water set from scratch. 

● Shadowed standby props, and assisted with last minute changes.   

● Whittled 40 last minute clothes pegs as the ones purchased were not fit for purpose. 

● Made and set up bunting used for a party scene. 

● Assisted with blood effects and fixed a bent impaled spear during filming. 

2016-2017

WILL
 
SA & Shadowing Various Crew

● Had 6 regular SA roles for a 10 episode series. 

● Spent downtime shadowing and helping various departments gaining a greater understanding of the     entertainment industry and its workings.  

● Worked long and unsociable hours throughout winter with a huge smile whilst wearing very little!

Art Department Assistant

Set Dressing - Set Decorating - Props

CONTACT NORMAN

Available for Film, TV, Theatre and other creative commissions. Please get in touch to check availability via the relevant boxes or following links:

norman_porter@outlook.com 

Tel: 07453272885

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Produced Work For:

● Ffilm Cymru Wales ● Film4 ● Sony Pictures ● Netflix ● BBC Films ● Warner Bros ● Universal Pictures  

● BFI ● Severn Screen  ● Cliff Edge Pictures ● Bank Side Films ● Endeavor/Content ● Corner Stone Films 

● XYZ Films  ● Raw ● Topic ● Ingenious ● Coracle Pictures ● Daybreak Pictures ●  West End Films