Sophie Smith

Scenic Artist

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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About me

Having trained in Theatre Production allows me to have an understanding of all areas backstage of the theatre. Whilst being at university, I have learnt the importance of working in both a team and individually which demonstrates key skills such as communication and ambition. I have a passion for scenic art, props, and model making and I have aspirations to explore this in film, TV and events, as well as theatre. As a hard working individual, I learn at a fast pace and enjoy completing all of my work to the best of my ability. Since graduating I have had the opportunity to work as a scenic artist at the Richard Nutbourne Scenic Studio, S2 and Brick Lane Music Hall. Taking my career further, I would love to keep working within a professional environment where I can demonstrate desired attributes and learn from the specialists around me.

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Skills

  • Set Design
  • Scale Model-making
  • Scenic Art
  • CAD Drawings
  • Painting Texturing
  • Machine Sewing
  • Hand Sewing
  • Prop Making

Companies I’ve worked with

  • National Theatre

    National Theatre

    • Performing Arts
  • Bearded Kitten

    Bearded Kitten

    • Events
  • S

    S2 Events

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      rainbow Productions

      Work history

      2020

      Mascot Head Maker

      rainbow Productions

      Mar 2020 - Mar 2020
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • - Worked with plastazote to create head cradles for the inside of the mascot heads - Recovered old mascot heads with new material - Used a curved needle to hand sew with the invisible stitch - Worked with an industrial sewing machine and overlocker

      2020

      Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • - Helped to paint a backcloth for the touring show; Phantom of the Opera - Created concreate texturing and broken walls

      2020

      Jan 2020 - Feb 2020
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • - Painted a backcloth for their Pantomime; Dick Whittington - Made and painted other pieces of scenery and props - Worked backstage during the shows, operating the curtains, changing scenery and ensuring a smooth run of the performances

      2019

      Dec 2019 - Dec 2019
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • - Fixed old cloths for The Royal Opera House (sewing up netting and gauzes) - Worked on a cloth for the Royal Opera House’s production of Onegin

      2019

      Polystyrene Carving

      S2 Events

      Nov 2019 - Nov 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Carved rocks for Frozen 2 Film Premier

      2019

      Scenic Artist

      Cirque Le Soir

      Oct 2019 - Oct 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • - Turned a club venue into Halloween event with the theme Cirqueatraz; a broken prison for the dammed and insane. - Followed instructions from other scenic artists - Painted walls base colours, then dirtied them down

      2019

      Sep 2019 - Sep 2019
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • - Worked on projects for the production of 'Cinderella’ for the English National Ballet and a project for the foyer of the Old Vic Theatre. - Gained more experience painting cloths

      2019

      Production Assistant

      Bearded Kitten

      Jul 2019 - Jul 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • - Researched appropriate prizes for their touring event (Hammerson - Summer Savour) - Kept an organised spreadsheet of all the prizes including the name, where to buy them, costs and delivery charges

      2019

      Jul 2019 - Jul 2019
      • Bristol, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • - Created my own prop designs to meet the design brief with the available materials - Worked with other prop makers to share ideas

      2019

      Apr 2019 - May 2019
      • Bath, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Set Designer for The Girl of Ink and Stars at the Egg Theatre, Bath - Collaborated with Director Barra Collins - Created an original design to a story that had not been performed in theatre before - Sculpted trees and tree stumps from twigs and branches

      2019

      Model Maker

      Amalgam Models

      Mar 2019 - Mar 2019
      • Bristol, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Work Placement - Spent a week working with model makers and prop makers - Worked on CAD to laser cut acrylic pieces for my own architectural project - Used a small spray gun to paint the architectural model - learnt more about the pressure, amount of paint and size of the spray to create different finishes - Learnt basic information about how to use a laser cutter - Sculpted a mini Aladdin's Genie Lamp out of clay - Worked on products for exhibitions - Helped the props department create large butterfly wings

      2019

      Mar 2019 - Apr 2019
      • United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - 2 week work placement - Worked in the scenic studio with other scenic artists - Worked on projects for the production of 'Pa-La' at the Royal Court Theatre, 'All my Sons' at The Old Vic Theatre and Björk Music Tour - Learnt the technique of Flocking - Created rust textures and large trees

      2019

      Head of Scenic Art

      Bath Spa Productions

      Jan 2019 - Feb 2019
      • Bath, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Head of Scenic Art for Animal Farm at The Mission Theatre, Bath - Managed a team of assistants - Created moss, woodgrain and rust textures - Time managed the process effectively to make sure all the pieces got completed on time

      2018

      Scenic Artist

      National Theatre

      Dec 2018 - Dec 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Worked in the scenic art department for 2 weeks under head of scenic art Gavin Gibson - Worked on the parquet floor piece for the production of Tartuffe - Created a painting based on the production of The Tell-Tale Heart - Practiced marbling

      2018

      Oct 2018 - Nov 2018
      • Bath, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Set Designer for Our Country's Good at Bath Spa University Theatre, Bath - Collaborated with Director Kirstie Davis - Designed for a production on a thrust stage - Worked within a tight budget - Assisted props with making and sewing the sails on a pulley system - Delivered presentations on my designs to the cast and crew - Created a fully textured 1:25 model of the venue and set design

      2018

      Associate Designer

      Bath Spa Productions

      Apr 2018 - May 2018
      • Bath, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Associate Designer for No Man's Land: An American Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath - Collaborated with Director Oscar Blustin and Designer Naomi Hutchinson - Co-designed a set for a sight specific show about World War 1 - Made and painted bunting and crates and dirtied down other props - Involved a range of set dressing

      2018

      Associate Designer

      Bath Spa Productions

      Jan 2018 - Mar 2018
      • Bath, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Associate Designer for The Borrowers at The Egg Theatre, Bath - Collaborated with Director Lee Lyford and Designer Amelia Thomson to produce an interactive and original set design - Overcome the challenge of scale, portraying the differences between the large humans and small borrowers - Assisted with many props makes which involved carving polystyrene and painting large scale items including cotton reels, a screw driver and oversized cutlery

      2017

      Costume Assistant

      Bath Spa Productions

      Nov 2017 - Dec 2017
      • Bath, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Costume Assistant for A Christmas Carol in Central Bath - Worked in challenging weather conditions - Gained a better understanding of the borrowing process at Bristol Costume Services - Worked from pattern pieces to produce garments - Worked in a team with the Costume Designer, Costume Supervisor and other assistants

      Education

      2019

      First Class Honours, BA (Hons) Theatre Production

      Bath Spa University

      Oct 2016 - Jul 2019
      • Bath, United Kingdom