“So sad when good tomatoes go bad.”

                 - John DeBello / Director

KILLER TOMATOES STRIKE BACK

KILLER TOMATOES EAT FRANCE

VANMARK Scenic

FOUR SQUARE | FOX

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We had a 5 man crew to build 8 sets for this production, many of which were reconfigurations of previous sets.  We had a few hours after production wrapped for the day to take down one set and move in the next, or use walls from one to make another.  It was quite exhausting to say the least, but it’s important to make things work for the production.


A bathroom shower set was built with removable panels to allow the camera to shoot from any angle within, not just from the curtain side.  That worked out well because the director (John DeBello) wanted to film the shower scene “Psycho” style.


The brainwash room walls was an idea I came up with during a meeting with production designer Robert Brill.  He liked my idea of making the room look padded like an insane asylum, so we went with it.  It’s basically standard flats with fiberglass insulation covered in canvas and buttoned down every foot with screws and big washers.

The look of the sets was cartoonish and campy, and the budget was really small. We built all the castle walls with standard scenic construction techniques and added a one inch thick layer of styrofoam sheeting on the face.  The on set crew liked the fact that the walls were lightweight and easily moved.  That helped them reconfigure the walls into different rooms quickly, saving time between set ups.


We also built a French farmhouse interior, with the walls made from stucco mixed with straw.  The time to built the set was tight, and the weather was so damp that the stucco wasn’t drying fast enough, so we brought in some space heaters.


Other elements we created were wooden spiral staircases, castle and moat style doors with heavy painted woodgrain, and giant beams for the farmhouse.

“This film is part four of the tomato trilogy.”

          

             - John DeBello / Director

TWISTED METAL

SONY PLAYSTATION | CINEMATICS

TRON - LEGACY

42 ENTERTAINMENT | DISNEY

ALICE IN WONDERLAND TOUR

42 ENTERTAINMENT | DISNEY

FLYNN’S ARCADE

42 ENTERTAINMENT | DISNEY

MACRO AIR

EMOTA

TONY HAWK HUCK JAM BIKES

900 FILMS | TONY HAWK

IT’S YOUR CHOICE

SATELLITE | COX MEDIA

KILLER TOMATOES

EAT FRANCE / STRIKE BACK | FOUR SQUARE

GENERAL STORE

LOMA MEDIA | COMPUTER SCIENCE CORP.

WIRELESS LIFE

TEN STORIES | QUALCOMM

ARE YOU CRAZY?

SATELLITE | COX MEDIA

YOUR HEALTH MATTERS

ENVISION RESPONSE | BIOSORB

SMART CRUNCH

SYKES FILMS | BODY BY JAKE

IMAGINATION WORKSHOP

SPARKS | CITY OF TEMECULA

HYDRO POWER EXHIBIT

IMAGINATION WORKSHOP | CITY OF TEMECULA

MUSIC VIDEOS

VARIOUS ARTISTS | CMT / MCA / REDLINE / CBS

DISCO ABS

DV CREATIONS | CHERYL BURKE

A COX CHRISTMAS STORY

SATELLITE | COX MEDIA

FLAGS

HOUSE OF USHER FILMS | U.S. NAVY

FLYNN’S LAB

42 ENTERTAINMENT | DISNEY

KILLER TOMATO TOYS

FOUR SQUARE | PARKER BROS.

JAZZERCISE

JM DIGITAL WORKS | JAZZERCISE

OUT OF THIS WORLD

LOMA MEDIA | SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR

U.S.DEFENSE DEPARTMENT

DEFENSE CONTRACTORS | MISC. BRANCHES

THE MAGIC PUB

T.L. MEDIA | LIGHTNING CORPORATION

SLEEPYBEAR FOREST

C2 COMMUNICATIONS | TRAVELODGE

COMIC-CON ALL ACCESS

SPIKE TV  | VIACOM

GAME ON!

LOMA MEDIA | SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR 2013

EVENTS & PROMOTIONS

VARIOUS | MIXED MEDIA