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July-August 2016

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8 P E R S P E C T I V E | J U LY / AU G U S T 2 0 1 6 contributors DREW BOUGHTON grew up in a theater family in Massachusetts and was building or painting sets from the time he could hold a paintbrush. He received a BFA in sculpture and painting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama in theatrical stage design, where he studied with renowned stage designer Ming Cho Lee. He received numerous awards for his designs in regional theaters before moving to Los Angeles in 1998, where he met another key mentor and inspiration, the late director Tony Scott. Mr. Boughton was Art Director on Domino, Deja Vu and Unstoppable. His first Production Design, the feature film The Man With the Iron Fists, was set in 1860s feudal China, and stars Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu and RZA, who also directed and co-wrote the script with Eli Roth. Mr. Boughton designed the pilot and first season of Hemlock Grove, a new- content episodic show for Netflix. He and his wife, Linda Newman Boughton, live in Los Angeles. After studying theater design at Central St. Martins College of Art in London, RICHARD BRIDGLAND worked for a number of years designing sets and costumes for plays, dance and opera in Europe and the US. The film bug had already bitten him at college, where he would cycle to the UK's National Film School (he couldn't afford a car back then), and design student films for next to no money—a great head-start when he began designing in the independent film world. His first movie as Production Designer was The Acid House, directed by Paul McGuigan, where he had to design an acid trip. It was an auspicious start. Since then, he's worked with McGuigan on Gangster No. 1, Guy Ritchie on RocknRolla, Jaume Collet-Serra on the Liam Neeson thriller Unknown and Susanne Bier on Serena. He now divides his time between the United States and Europe working on movies and commercials and, as his colleagues will testify, he still rides a bicycle into work. DAVE LOWERY was raised in Southern California and graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BFA in illustration. He began his commercial art career while still in college, doing editorial, advertising and technical illustration before beginning his storyboarding career at ILM on Willow and *batteries not included. Returning to Southern California, he continued storyboarding for film, with occasional forays into animation and commercials. He has had the pleasure to have worked with many of Hollywood's great directors, among them, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Jon Favreau, James Cameron, Sam Raimi and on many hit movies including Jurassic Park, The Jungle Book, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Shrek and many others. He lives in the San Fernando Valley with his wife and two children. Growing up in Ridgecrest, "A dry, weathered dot on the map of California's Mojave Desert," has given DERRICK HINMAN the skills, drive and sense of urgency to create and produce sets and location environments. After graduating from UCLA with a visual arts degree, he began a career in film in various Art Departments and has now been a student and practitioner of art and film for almost thirty years. He is currently a Production Designer working in Los Angeles. "I love the creative process," he writes, "and I get lost in its intricacies. Art is a life path and something that I feel chose me at an early age. I find myself always in search of images and inspiration in nature, the everyday human condition and music. Music is the glue holding all of the different artistic mediums that I practice together and is the one constant in my life." In 2014, he won the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival Award for Best Production Design for his work in Love Scene. KAREN TEN EYCK is originally from the East Coast, where she studied graphic design at a small Pennsylvania college. After graduation, she worked as a Graphic Designer and Art Director at several Philadelphia firms before studying Set Design at the Yale School of Drama. Moving to New York in 1992, she designed over sixty-five sets for many of the nation's top regional theaters and opera companies including Manhattan Theatre Club, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Denver Center Theatre, Austin Lyric Opera, Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the Los Angeles Opera. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2000, she has designed graphics for more than twenty-five films, including Water for Elephants, The Aviator, The Black Dahlia, Ocean's Thirteen, Zodiac, Contagion and Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg. She lives in the Pasadena area where she loves to work on her house and garden. Her work can be seen at

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