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CalArts Halloween Party 2022: The Monster Mash

The first CalArts event I worked on! As the assistant to the designer of the entrance space, my requirements seemed relatively minimal at surface level- mainly  help out the primary designer of the space when they needed it. But when the main designer turned out to be Ryan Meglino, a good friend of mine, my ability to speak out more on ideas became stronger, and I had a larger hand in the design of the space. I'm particularly proud with my application of what I learned in film when it came to Murphy's Law rearing its head on this project- many times in the making of this entrance space, unforeseen issues arose. But you have to be flexible and make it work with what you have, and be true to your good ideas.


Final Show Images
Professionally taken images from the CalArts website showing what the final area looked like.


My personal favorite thing that came out of the work I did on this hallway would be the "mansion and moon" flat setup we had at the end of it. Below, you'll see an image of what the flat looked like before it was handed to me to finish.

Cancelled Tree Concept
One concept which didn't make it to the final show was the idea of having tree flats lining the hallway on either side. I drew a rough idea for how we could technically approach it, which you can see to the left. We built one prototype, but after inspectors deemed it unsafe to have anything stick out from the walls as far as they were, we had to abandon the idea.

Staff Producer: Evan Friedman | Lighting Designers: Matt Duran, Soowan An, Xiaoke Zhang, Cad Apostol, Becky King, Evan Brownell, Miles Karraa | Scenic Designers: Nat Gandolf, Arson Kim, Jennifer Park, Qi Liu, Sally Cho, HongJu Lee, Ryan Meglino, Shannon Siegel, Zenith Hyden-Soffer, Nicholas Sasano



Phone Number: 949-302-7107

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