Alex Falkner: Art Direction, Production Design, Props-making, Modelmaking
Over my career, I have amassed a fairly wide range of skills, across a wide and varied field. This leaves me well qualified to slot into a variety of areas within the workplace. I have worked in almost all areas of the workplace; from hard and physical labour, through to design presentations with Peter Jackson or Neill Blomkamp. I have a solid rapport with most people, from most walks of life- I am as comfortable having an invite dinner with international producers, as I am having a few beers with the fellas after a hard Friday afternoon shifting pallets of molds.
My work ethic is something I am particularly proud of. I will grab a job by the scruff of its neck, and not let it go till it is completed. I take enormous fulfillment from owning a job from start to finish and watching it roll out the door. I have also had extensive on-set experience, from miniatures work for Kong, to props stand by on Avatar, and supervisor on the Toretto exploding House shoot for Fast7. Recently assisted Art Department on and offset for the Avatar Sequels, and art directed my first Feature.
I am able to design and model-make from a conceptual design, from small to full scale. Then follow through the entire process to ensure it meets mold-making and reproduction requirements. Some other skills include-
*Taking a job from initial quoting, right through to delivery of the product to client
* Supervision of teams working towards a common manufacturing goal-be it small or large scale
* Mentoring juniors to ensure they understand the required process they are involved in
*Working comfortably within a team, to ensure the final product we produce works for all departments
*Overcoming and working through any design changes or alterations, and adjusting manufacturing accordingly
* Working with individuals to their strengths, and allocating different elements of a job, to these strengths
*Working under stress and time challenges- something we seem to do every.single.job