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Jesse Farrenkopf

Freelance Sculptor & Movie Producer

Location:Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
2 Skills
WEBSITE Fine art, installation, sets, production.

EDUCATION University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
Bachelor of Fine Arts in the Hartford Art School Major: Sculpture
Overall GPA: 3.8
Deans List – all semesters
Presidential Honors – 7 semesters
Graduated Summa *** Laude
Individually selected for 2010 Independent Study with Dean Power Boothe

SOFTWARE AND Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Microsoft Office, Apple iWeb, Garageband
EQUIPTMENT Macbook Pro, access to HD video cameras and digital SLR cameras, set of standard tools and powertools

• Drawing: Concept drawing/design’s for production, as well as fine drawing.
• Sculpting: Water clay, oil clay, and foam construction.
• Construction: Carpentry, woodworking, metal working, fountain plumbing, and armatures.
• Casting: Wax, Bronze, Aluminum, Iron.
• Set dressing/ prop building.
• Spray application/ various scenic material application’s.
• Intermediate mold making.
• Beginner mig, tig, and stick welding.
• Adobe Photoshop CS4.
• Final Cut Pro.
• Organization and time management skills.


Emursive present’s Punchdrunk’s “Sleep No More” **********************************************
Chelsea, New York City October 2011 – Present
• Work closely with scenic and artistic directors to design, construct, and dress sets for the award winning interactive theater’s special holiday shows.
• Shopped at various NYC and New Jersey prop houses to gather props and other scenic elements.
• Organized materials, delegated tasks for interns, and managed my production schedule to complete the events in a timely manner using teamwork.

Magic Moon Productions ***************************************************************************
Ulster Park, NY July 2010 – Present
Set Designer/Builder/Painter/Detailer/Dresser, Prop Scout, Hard-coating, Sculptor, Intermediate
Mold Maker, Marketing Photo Producer/Designer, Performer
• Design, build, and sculpt for one of the top Haunted Attractions in the world Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted House
• Work to produce a mile-long theatrical Hayride featuring massive high-quality sets, pyrotechnics, animatronics, and water effects.
• Design and create an array of sets in 6 major haunted houses using a variety of industry applications, materials and self-fabricated props
• Sculpt prosthetic applications, caster and intermediate mold-maker in production shop
• Attraction has earned national attention and awards including #1 Haunted Attraction in Hauntworld Magazine
• Creatively direct and assist photographer Erin Cesaro in producing images featured by AOL, and several newspapers, magazines, and industry publications
• Click here to view work created for Magic Moon Productions

PRG Scenic Technologies **************************************************************************
Newburgh, NY August – November 2010
• Worked building Macy’s 2010 NYC Christmas windows (1st in the World from VMSD) in renown production facility
• Part of a team of only 14 artisans who were responsible for the entire aesthetic of each set.
• Constructed highly detailed, precise, handcrafted paper scenery pieces and sets including furniture, replicas of historic NYC architecture, buildings, props, and decorations
• Built props around automated armatures and lighting in six 16’ wide themed windows
• Assisted in build, installation, and repairs in the iconic Herald Square location
• Worked on location post-installation, adding final touches inside window displays
• Click here to view work created at PRG Scenic Technologies

The Spark Group ************************************************************************************
Westchester, NY June - August 2010
Planner/Designer/Decorator, Set Dresser, Videographer/Tech/Labor
• Created and arranged set elements for Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine photo shoot
• Attended and documented design meetings for the 2010 Macy’s NYC Christmas windows
• Researched construction materials, built sample paper mockups, and assisted Creative Director Jessica Malone and her design team

2011 Gap Holiday Windows ************************************************************************
New Windsor, NY October 2011

• Worked at Shock Studios assisting the aesthetic build for The Gap’s official holiday windows to be display in Chicago, and California storefronts.

Graveyard Productions, LLC ***********************************************************************
Bristol, CT May 2008 – Nov 2009
Set Designer/Builder/Painted/Detailer/Dresser, Performer, House Manager, Marketing Photo Producer/Designer
• Worked directly with the founder of “New England’s Largest Haunted Attraction”
• Worked independently typically 40-70 hour weeks designing, planning, building, and decorating the new “Mayan Temple” attraction for the 2009 season, the new “Saw Mill” and “Slaughterhouse” attractions for the 2008 season
• Performed as Project Leader, bringing concept to creation, attended seminars, conventions, and researched fabrication methods within the company’s budget.
• Strongly reinforced quality, intuitiveness, quick decision making, teamwork and time management skills
• Directed lighting, sound design, professional photography and documentation of all new attractions
• Used an array of power tools in daily construction and foam carving, also created fountains, some animatronics, and small concrete structures
• Click here to View work created for Graveyard Production
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Movie Production