I have just completed the new makeover set design of DIY's Uncommon Threads . I'm now working as the day to day art director, propmaster, prop person or that fat guy always smoking outside as I also design the set revamp for the second season of DIY's upcoming series Craftlab.
I'll be posting sometime in the future a story on the show's old set design evolution to the new season's design. In the meantime one of our talented and recent guests, Pam Gillette of Knotty Generation, posted her "behind the scenes" experience with a shout out to the props dept. on the show which made me smile. Here's the quote:
"Just before we were going to start taping, one of my skeins of yarn got tangled, and Dave, one of the props guys, jumped in and untangled my yarn, gotta love that! He also would re-thread the sewing machine for Allison between “takes”. I’ve decided I’d like a props person around the house, for when I need a little extra help…oh…wait a minute, that’s only in Hollywood."
For the full article on her experience visit www.knottygeneration.blogpot.com including a picture of me hard at work.
I know I do alot more in my day for Uncommon Threads... but thinking about it; Pam's need of untangling yarn to make her a more relaxed and prepared guest is what the props crew does. I could write alot about my daily job details but does anyone really want to read about deciding between green mats or blue mats to work on and other important decisions that the show demands? No, didn't think so.