BEHIND THE SCENES

Winterlight Art Dept. Crew
Winterlight Art Dept. Crew

Taking a break from the Missoula winter to pose for an Art Department picture.

Spirit Dreamworks TV BTS
Spirit Dreamworks TV BTS

Behind the scenes of Spirit - DIY by Dreamworks TV. Built Set On Stage: Production Designer: Benjamin Ralston Art Director: Nicole Miller Director: Rachel Eck

Paint It Black Piano Room
Paint It Black Piano Room

The bedroom set for the YouTube drama Words With Girls. Dressed Set On Location Director: Tessa Blake Producer: Issae Rae & Deniese Davis Production Designer: Benjamin Ralston Art Director: Erika Walters DP: Golnar Fakhrai

Anatomy Of A Love Seen - Bedroom Set
Anatomy Of A Love Seen - Bedroom Set

The bedroom set for the film Anatomy Of a Love Seen Built Set On Stage Director: Marina Rice Bader Producer: Levi Smock Production Designer: Benjamin Ralston Production Designer: Dean Newbury DP: Justin Kane

Game Jam - Judge's Room
Game Jam - Judge's Room

The judge's room for the Mountain Dew Game Jam TV Pilot. Built Set On Stage Directed By: Aaron Umetani Production Designer: Benjamin Ralston Art Director: Shamim Seifzadeh Set Decorator: Tessla Hastings

DIF: The Film - House Of Mirrors
DIF: The Film - House Of Mirrors

The tallest man makes an appearance in the house of mirrors in Dance In Flight: The Film. Photograph By: Jenna Willard

Fashion Film - Dessert Trolley
Fashion Film - Dessert Trolley
Lindsey Stirling - Mars Landscape
Lindsey Stirling - Mars Landscape

Mars landscape set built for Lindsey Sterling's music video, When The Stars Align. Built Set On Stage. Directed By: Nathan Cardon Producer: Jared Lee Production Designer: Benjamin Ralston Art Director: Erika Walters Assistant Art Director: Dean Newbury

DIF: The Film - Hospital
DIF: The Film - Hospital

A behind the scenes look at the hospital set in Dance In Flight: The Film.

Commercial Set
Commercial Set

A commercial set where interviews and testimonials take place.

DIF: Building Of A Set
DIF: Building Of A Set

The construction and art department crews working on the bedroom set for Dance In Flight: The Film.

DIF: The Film - Fortune Teller
DIF: The Film - Fortune Teller

The fortune teller takes a moment out of the shoot to show me her awesome wardrobe and makeup.

DIF: The Film - Bearded Ladies
DIF: The Film - Bearded Ladies

The Bearded Ladies take the stage in my favorite performance from Dance In Flight: The Film.

DIF: The Film - Digga Doo
DIF: The Film - Digga Doo

I was very proud of this set and couldn't help but get a photograph with it.

Home - Spaceship
Home - Spaceship

Here is Dan Marks, our camera operator, almost too tall to fit through the spaceship bulkhead. But as any DP should, he loved those LED light panels.

Pyro & Klepto - Wyatt's House
Pyro & Klepto - Wyatt's House

A look behind the scenes of our young Wyatt in Pyro & Klepto waiting for another take.

Pyro & Klepto - Junkyard
Pyro & Klepto - Junkyard

A BTS look at the junkyard is Pyro & Klepto where our main characters made a little camp.

Pyro & Klepto - The Fire At The Hous
Pyro & Klepto - The Fire At The Hous

A special behind the scenes look at the final pyrotechnic inspection before we burned the house down! Litterally!

Home - Spaceship
Home - Spaceship

Eric Yandoc, the director, talks with our main cast member while we look from the other side of the main command center's screen.

Pyro & Klepto - Junkyard
Pyro & Klepto - Junkyard

Taking a seat in the junkyard. After moving around heavy car parts all day, it sure is rewarding to have so many seats around.

Pyro & Klepto - Soundstage
Pyro & Klepto - Soundstage

During an initial tech scout the crew for Pyro & Klepto look at a taped outline of a future set.

Home - Spaceship
Home - Spaceship

A shadowy figure walks across the blue-screen forward panel inbetween takes on Home.

Home - Spaceship
Home - Spaceship

I can't handle photographs sometimes.

Home - Spaceship
Home - Spaceship

BTS looks at the monitor as we shoot the green-screen observation deck.

Pariah - Lair
Pariah - Lair

The evil lair of Pariah was hand painted and destroyed on location.

Scorched Earth - Forest
Scorched Earth - Forest

Our main actor takes a break from being a mean, tough, scary warrior for a little smile break.

Pyro & Klepto - Air Ducts
Pyro & Klepto - Air Ducts

Our main character, Mindy, crawls through the air ducts.

Scorched Earth - Cave
Scorched Earth - Cave

A candid snapshot of me in the cave set on Scorched Earth.

#205 - Apartment
#205 - Apartment

The main actor, Michael Perry, hanging out between takes. Derek Rittenhouse, the camera operator must be getting a quick insert shot while we wait.

Child Of God - Barn
Child Of God - Barn

One of my favorite candid photos of my on set, looking official with my headset!

Standard Drop - Makeup
Standard Drop - Makeup

Sometimes it's an all hands on deck situation and even production designers get their hands dirty in the makeup chair!

Standard Drop - Barn
Standard Drop - Barn

Putting the final touches on the interior workshop set. Pictured here with Lavinia, the designer!

Standard Drop - Barn
Standard Drop - Barn

We had to bring the outdoors in and get pretty dirty doing it.

YACHT - Music Video
YACHT - Music Video

This is one of the 'islands' from the YACHT music video. We later installed working control panels and other flashy tings!

#205 - News Desk
#205 - News Desk

This is the reporter desk set and character who is also the imaginary friend to our main character. just a fun note, the backdrop here was hung sideways to fit on the stage!

Home - Spaceship
Home - Spaceship

Putting on the final touches for the bunk area set for our little space movie!

Child Of God - BTS
Child Of God - BTS

Either he is really dirty, or I'm just too pale. Or both.

#205 - Apartment
#205 - Apartment

We only see the eyes of this character, but I love her eyes!

Titan Maximum - BTS
Titan Maximum - BTS

A shot of me and Seth Green BTS of Titan Maximum, a single season show that ran on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.

Child Of God - Costume
Child Of God - Costume

One of my favorite pictures from the set. This is the main actress, Lulu Brud, posing during her dream sequence. I also designed the costume for this scene, so this is one of my only costume designer pictures!