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Bridget Dash

Freelance Artist, Sculptor, & More

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Location:Waikanae, Wellington, New Zealand
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/bridgetdash
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Kudos
4.5
4 Skills
$25
Rate/Hr
Bridget Taylor Dash
NZ Phone: (022) 5830-500
international calls: 011 + 64 + 225-830-500
Email: bridgetdash@gmail.com
Web: www.dasharts.com

Work Experience:

Fabricator, Weta Workshop, Wellington, New Zealand 2011-2012
“The Hobbit Trilogy” and “Elysium”
Worked in many departments including Sculpting, Silicone Prosthetics, Welding, Props, Paint, Miniatures, Costumes, and Design
Sculpted armor, prosthetics, and creatures for “The Hobbit” and prosthetics for “Elysium”
Along with my work for “The Hobbit” and “Elysium” I was instrumental in the redesign of the Wellington Zoo and sculpted three concrete animals.
Sculpted Dragon Gates for Sir Richard Taylor’s personal sculpture park

Body Painter, Delta Faucet Commercial, Los Angeles, CA 2011
Worked for two days helping a team body painting actors to have the appearance of wearing dirty clothing to be washed away by Delta's newest shower head
Helped with woman in paint splattered jeans and kids in baseball uniforms.

Fabricator, Magee FX, Los Angeles, CA 2010-2011
"Grinchmas" for Universal Studios Hollywood
Sculpted, molded and was the main foam runner for all Who’s appliances.
Painted and lay hair on over 200 Grinch prosthetics.
Cast, seamed and fit parts to make finished pieces for Aliens and Predators props.

Puppet and Set Fabricator, Stunt Puppet Productions, Los Angeles, CA 2009-2011
“The Line” short animation
Construction of props and sets for the short film and making exact replicas in two scales
Built armatures, foamed and painted puppets including the uber small scale hero character
Used industry experience to help design and facilitate the processes used in the film

Painter and Sculptor, ABC's Wipeout Season 4 & 5, Los Angeles, CA 2009 & 2010
Worked part time occasionally to paint and build sets
Specifically called in for season 5 to teach the crew polystyrene carving for huge mountain sets needed

Fabricator, 826 LA, Los Angeles, CA 2009
“Little Friend” short animation
Designed, sculpted, molded, foamed and painted puppets
Sculpted backgrounds and created props
Sole puppet and set maker

Fabricator, Lexington Scenery, Los Angeles, CA 2008-2010
Disney’s "Cars Land" and Universal’s "World of Harry Potter" and "The Mummy" Ride
Fabricated large scale sculptures for casinos, zoos, museums and amusement parks around the world.
Employed many techniques including carpentry, painting, molding, casting, welding, and low voltage wiring to meet the end result.

Puppet and Set Fabricator, Shadow Animation, Los Angeles, CA 2008
“Moral Orel Season 3” and “Robot Chicken Star Wars 2”
Fabricated silicone and foam urethane stop motion animation puppets.
Armature making, pouring stone and urethane molds, casting puppet bodies, as well as sculpting, shaping and painting character heads.
Sculpting miniatures, casting resin pieces, vacuum forming, general set construction and painting.

Fabricator, Denver Entertainment Group, Los Angeles, CA 2008
“Shrek the Broadway Musical”
Carved Styrofoam backgrounds to create a Chinese Temple, Dragons and fu dogs, along with painting backdrops for Insane Clown Posse’s touring stage.
Sculpting, molding and applying fiberglass to set pieces for Shrek the Broadway Musical

Fabricator, Northrop Grumman, Los Angeles, CA 2003
"Killer Bee" spy plane
Created three fiberglass containers for the unmanned government plane the Killer Bee.
Building the mold, laying the fiberglass, sanding, patching and painting finalized containers.

Skill Sets:
Sculpting in Wet Clay, Chavant, Foam, Concrete and Wood
Traditional Painting, Faux Texturing, Mural work and Airbrushing
Molding in Syntactic, Stone, and Silicone
Running Foam Latex and Silicone Prosthetics- EcoFlex, Dragon Skin, and Visil
MIG Welding
General Carpentry and shop floor knowledge
Low Voltage Electrical wiring and soldering
Sculpting in high detail at small or large scale
Digital Painting and designing in Photoshop

Programs:
Adobe Photoshop
Autodesk Maya
Adobe After Effects
Word
Excel
Premiere
the Foundry's Mari

Education:

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, San Francisco 2003-2006
Bachelor of Fine Arts