G-FORCE Release date: July 24, 2009
JOB DESCRIPTION: Design consultant/Supervisor
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This was quite a project for me! If you take a close look at the pictures and what had to be built, you can only imagine how difficult it would be to create a full set of drawings necessary to build each item. This is where I come in, acting as liaison between the Art Department and Set Dressing/Props. I had a full shop set up with a small specialized core group and we built everything the Art Department didn't have time to draw.
This was my first project on the show...to get warmed up. I bought a few boxes full of K'NEX toys and built this GYRO MACHINE that is seen in the EXERCISE ROOM. The yellow base was built from wood and there was a variable speed motor to make it spin. The cool thing is, that the G FORCE logo is derived from the GYRO MACHINE. In the beginning of the trailer, the G FORCE logo can be seen spinning and then fade into the GYRO MACHINE that I came up with. By the way, the EXERCISE ROOM was built from a section of an old airplane fuselage.
The HOLOGRAM PROJECTOR, BEN'S MICROSCOPE, MOLE'S DJ STATION and his WORK DESK PLATFORM. The ART DEPT designed the teky desk itself, while I built the platform and wired it up.
At the finale of the show, Ben's house self destructs and transforms into a huge menacing robot that takes hold of a FBI VAN. This is a night time shot on location along with images of the ARM we pre-fabbed on stage. It was a lot of fun going to the surplus yard, buying a 5 ton truck of scrap and creating a 60 foot long robotic arm.
Interior panels for the FBI VAN. I lazer cut all the small individual panels, then dry rub graphics were applied after being painted a gray hammertone. The panels lit up and switches functioned.
In this shot you will see the stand-in for JUAREZ...
JUAREZ and BLASTERS living spaces. Basically I would go out and buy any small trinket that looked cool, then assemble them into a personalized environment that each character would live in.