Overview

Delta-V is a short film about a group of astronauts stranded in space when their space station is struck by a rogue satellite and knocked off course.

I was brought on as a Set Designer to design sets for a space station interior. The sets were to include living quarters and a separate arboretum section where the astronauts grow food.

  • Designed space station interior set
  • Designed look of external set for 3D modeling
  • Rigged lighting for space station impact sequence
  • Built and dressed sets
Set Design: Concepting
The first stage of pre-production centered around sketching different concepts. The majority of work was done as quick thumbnail sketches to define general shape and layout.
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Thumbnail sketches for a door leading into the space station arboretum.

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The space station exterior with four solar panels extended.

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Assortment of thumbnail sketches for viewing screens, bunk beds, chairs, lounge area, arboretum archways, and door designs.

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A panorama of the set combined all of the elements together. The goal was to make it a curved set with technology that looked a little outdated.

Set Design: Final Design
After deciding on the look for various elements, I finalized the designs into scale drawings to prepare for construction.
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We defined the set dimensions first, so we could use it as a guide for measuring out the remaining set elements.

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Elevations for the door.

Set Design: Building
We took the completed designs and built and dressed the set in the studio.
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The curved walls were achieved with lightweight frames and lauan paneling that was thin and flexible.

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Assembling the desk for the main control console.

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Touching up some pipe dressing.

Set Design: Production
With the set completed, production started, and things really looked amazing!
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The main door with practical lighting - my favorite of the designs I did.

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Control Console with Impact Lighting Effects.

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Escape hatch - to nowhere!

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Full set after hours.

Project Complete!