about

I’m currently focused on the roles of Production Designer, Art Director, Standby Art Director and Props Master in long and short-form projects. I have extensive on-set experience especially working with directors and DOPs facilitating in-camera special effects and continuity work. I arrive on set with a complete set of tools and can move in between various art department roles. I'm especially interested in independent, groundbreaking and Avant-Garde film but I also have an established track record in commercials. I live in Hackney, have UK citizenship, full driving license, tools, a van, and access to a fabrication/sculpture studio. I am a practicing artist and filmmaker who has worked and exhibited internationally living in London and New York.

 

specialty skills

 

Art direction experience for film and tv, standby art direction, props master experience, props assistant and set decorating experience, full knowledge of London prop houses, sourcing materials, set dressing, weathering and minor paint effects, experience of hanging art in museums and studio contexts, artist assisting, historical research skills, logistics, organization, teamwork and communication.

 

physical skills

 

Carpentry, welding, model making, casting (resin, clay, wax, concrete, rubber silicone etc), DSLR photography (including art photography), DSLR filming, photography lighting (flash and constant), writing assessments, condition reports and proposals.

computer literacy

 

SketchUp, Photoshop, Lightroom, Garageband, Logic X, Final Cut 7 & 10, Word, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, web-based apps (iCloud, Google Docs, Pinterest, Squarespace, WIX, etc.)

 

film awards- IMDB

 

Best Experimental Short - Director and Production Designer - White Light - New York Independent Film Festival, 2020

Best Avant Grade Film - Director and Production Designer, Crown Heights Film Festival, 2012

 

education

 

M.A. Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, 2001

B.A. Fine Art, Wimbledon Schools of Art, 1999

D.G. Dip Philosophy, Richmond College of Art, 2000

 

Member of BECTU the union of film and video professionals.

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email

 

rne(at)rneproductiondesign.com

 

mobile

 

+447562590230

studio

FLAT:TWO

Digbyland Studios

67-69 Digby Rd.

E9 6HX

art direction

www.rneproductiondesign.com

art

https://richardnikevans.com/

film projects

https://richardnikevans.com/film