In my last post, I pointed to the use of certain technologies which are curtailing the available work for set painters and scenic artists (read: ‘As Went the Scenic Artists, So Goes the Set Painters’).
Well, there’s nothing like the taste of ‘humble pie’. While it is true that the marbleizing work I thought was coming my way did not materialize, some other faux finishing work did.
This past week, I was sent from Paramount Studios to LA Center Studios to do some wood graining on the interior of the Vanger residence.
The caution remains to set painters and other below-the-line workers to stay abreast of the changes in our industry, however, the Hollywood establishment doesn’t appear to be too anxious to abandon their tried and tested systems of producing entertainment. We should be happy about that.