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Rodriguez - Sculptor - New York, NY, USA

Michael Rodriguez

New York, NY, USA



Work History

proprietor, chief artisan,

Michael Rodriguez Works & FXNY

Sculptor, mold-maker, props, miniatures, creature fx/ special make-up, and visual fx artist, mechanical design, stop-motion animator, animation model supplies and services, digital modeling/ animation in Maya, post/ editing in After Effects, storyboard artist, illustrator, portrait painter, scenic artist, musical composer, and voice over artist.

Prop maker, scenic artist

Cherry Lane Theatre

Sub-contracted through Union Square Group (a former employer), I was commissioned to produce a scale likeness of actor/director Robbie Benson
for his production, which was sawed in half, made into several repros. and painted by USG's shop team. the final outcome was not worthy of photo, unfortunately ( not the first time ).

Artist's assistant

Gary Mirabelle, N.Y.,N.Y.

Cleaning castings, detail finishing and prep for painting, full assembly, wig and
facial hair application, dressing, mounting.

Gallery Guy

Stricoff Fine Arts N.Y.,N.Y.

Framing, carpentry, art restoration, assembly and mounting of art pieces; in-house,
and trade shows.

Mold-maker, Resin castor

Nancy Wiley Hoboken, NJ

silicone mold-making, and resin casting of fine art pieces

Resident Castor, Mold-Maker

Kendal Brown, NY, NY

silicone master and production molds, high production resin casting of fine art

Karen Adda Inc., NY, NY

March 1994 - October 1994

life-casting, resin fabrication.

Freelance special fx make-up artist, visual fx designer, stop-motion animator, storyboard artist for independent productions.

Independent Artist, Queens, NY

Various projects include: (more info upon request)

* "The Piper" 1995 Written, produced and directed by Greg Rehm
storyboards, special make-up design.
* "Out of the Night" 1993 Written, produced, and directed by Greg Rehm
Storyboards, creature / make-up effects, visual effects, stop-motion, production
* "Terror Park" 1992 Written, produced, and directed by Greg Rehm
Storyboards, creature / make-up effects, visual effects, production design
* "Escape from Heaven" 1988 a Lens Hair Prod. Aired on A&E 1990, Written,
and directed by Steve Savitz.
Special make-up.


It all starts on paper

I've recently done two logos for my good friend Craig"MAC 1000"White.
I'm also currently doing several design illustrations, and storyboards
for stop-motion shorts and music videos.
Enclosed is a brief retrospective.

the doctor is in

at present i'm working on one fully articulated head from a lifecast,
one other from a sculpture of a corpse on a slab( also mechanical)
for a series of band promos, with some green screen for post
environment. one prosthetic arm and one large alien arm, again
both cable controlled. the alien arm is really intense, it will be fit
with alot of small intricate moving parts, especially in the fingers.
both heads also have lots of moving parts for minute movements
and expressions. i'm also doing two female lifecasts for different
make-ups and appliances.

stop-motion music video "THE HAUNT"

i'm currently shooting a demo for a music video. having fun with lots of
tests from the storyboards. the owner/animator for Charged studios in
bklyn' was very impressed and encouraging with his $ appraisal of the 13" high silicone hero model, and is looking forward to viewing the final product. i'm
also using green screen for some post elements. also i'm making several
shorts. a high point for me was when i was in contact with Ray Harryhausen
as a kid making my first ambitious project. i sent him sketches and he and
the Mrs. were very supportive.

sculpting / fabrication

I'm currently working on several projects at once; 3 fine art pieces for a
gallery I've been associated with for years, The Graham Collection
in MD., two fully articulated cable-control heads, one human arm and one alien arm (also cable-controlled), two miniature building sections, and one short piece of stop-mo. animation. the timing is different for all of these, it's all in the scheduling.
I also have a long line of "cerebral erotica" which has gone from 2d, then
kinetic sculptures, to cell animation, then fx make-up and CGI, and now is
in all forms. but that's down the road. right now I am looking for work.
I have just recently posted a website which is currently under renovation,
but feel free to check it out. see me at meanwhile,
here are some samples.

Qualifications & Certifications

Maya, Adobe After Effects, Auto CAD, Final Cut Pro, Illustrator.

Future Media Concepts, NY,NY

Apprenticed; Bower Mold Corp. Queens, NY

john adams h.s.

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