Carl A. Baldasso

Art Direction, Scenic Design,

Graphic Design and
Design Assistance for the
Entertainment Industry
Film, Television, Theatre & Industrial Shows

Résumé

Here's my résumé as of August, 2014:

ART DIRECTION — Film & Television:
 
  • CBS Television  •  Vacation/Replacement Art Director, 2010-2011  •  Covering CBS Evening News, CBS Sports, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, etc.
  • Crazy Eyes  •  Independent Feature; NY Art Director, 2012  •  Celine Diano (Production Designer)  •  Adam Sherman (Director)
  • Shy Ronnie  •  SNL Digital Short w/ Rihanna, Dec., 2009  •  Joe DeTulio (Production Designer)  •  Akiva Schaffer (Director)
  • Firelight   • SNL Digital Short w/ Taylor Swift, Nov., 2009  •  Joe DeTulio (Production Designer)  •  Akiva Schaffer (Director)
  • Bored to Death  •  HBO Pilot, Art Director, 2008  •  Rick Butler (Prod. Designer)  •  Alan Taylor (Director)
  • I Hate Valentine’s Day  •  Feature, Art Director, 2008  •  Dara Wishingrad (Prod. Designer)  •  Nia Vardalos (Director)
 
ASSISTANT ART DIRECTION — Film & Television:
 
  • White Collar  •  Staff Assistant: 51 Episodes for Seasons 3, 4, 5 & 6 [2011-2014] plus 4 Episodes in Season 2 [2010]  •  USA Network, TVM Productions  •  Alison Ford (Art Director)  •  Stephen Beatrice (Production Designer)
  • XXII Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony [February 2014: Sochi, Russia]  •  The Opera Factory  •  Rob Bissinger & Anita LaScala (Art Directors)  •  George Tsypin (Production Designer)  •  NOMINATED FOR 2014 PRIME TIME EMMY® AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION FOR VARIETY, NON-FICTION, REALITY OR REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAMMING
  • How To Get Away With Murder  •  Pilot: February-March 2014  • ABC Productions  •  Alison Ford (Art Director)  •  Wynn Thomas (Production Designer)
  • Wall Street  •  Pilot: March-April 2014  • CBS Eye Productions  •  Wing Lee (Art Director)  •  Andrew Jackness (Production Designer)
  • John Wick  •  [2013, Independent Feature]  •  Thunder Road Productions & PPNY Productions  •  C.J. Simpson (Art Director)  •  Dan Leigh (Production Designer)
  • Person of Interest  •  Multiple Episodes: Season 3 [2013-2014]  •  CBS Television, Bonanza Productions  •  Sarah Frank (Art Director)  •  Rick Butler (Production Designer)
  • Power  •  Pilot Episode, October 2013  • Starz Productions  •  Jim Feng (Art Director)  •  Dan Davis (Production Designer)
  • Zero Hour  •  Multiple Episodes: Season 1 [2012]  •  ABC Television, FTP Productions  •  Patricia Woodbridge (Art Director)  •  Stuart Wurtzel (Production Designer)
  • Person of Interest  •  Multiple Episodes: Season 1 [2011-2012]  •  CBS Television, Bonanza Productions  •  C.J. Simpson (Art Director)  •  Dan Leigh (Production Designer)
  • Rubicon  •  Multiple Episodes: Season 1, 2010  • AMC Network  •  Toni Barton (Art Director)  •  Tim Grimes (Production Designer)
  • The Smurfs Movie  •  Columbia Pictures, 2009  •  Chris Shriver (Art Director)  •  Bill Boes (Production Designer)
  • Salt  •  Columbia Pictures, 2009  •  Terri Carriker-Thayer (Art Director)  •  Scott Chambliss (Production Designer)
  • Sherlock Holmes  •  Warner Bros., 2008  •  Pat Woodbridge (Art Director)  •  Sarah Greenwood (Production Designer)
  • Tyler Perry Studios Phase 2 Gala 2008  •  3D AutoCAD illustrations  •  Ina Mayhew (Production Designer)
 
ASSISTANT DESIGN — Film & Video:
 
The Manhattan Project [1986]  •  20th Century-Fox  •  Bran Ferren (Visual Effcts Designer) & Phil Rosenberg (Production Designer)
I'm Gonna Always Love You [1980]  •  Muppets, Henson Associates  •  John F. Davis (Production Designer)
The Wiz [1978]  •  Universal Pictures  •  Tony Walton (Production Designer) & Joel Schumacher (Costume Designer)
Girlfriends [1978] • Warner Brothers  •  Patrizia Von Brandenstein (Art Director)
 
ASSISTANT DESIGN — Broadway, Off-Broadway & Regional:
 
Paul Weimer (Associate Set Designer)  &  Rob Howell (Set Designer)
  • Matilda, the Musical  •  Broadway [2012]
Bill Hoffman (Scenic Designer)
  • ...and the World Goes 'Round  •  West Side Arts Theatre [1991] & National Tour [1992]

Hal Tiné (Scenic Designer)

  • Jerry’s Girls • Broadway [1985]

Tom F. Schwinn (Scenic Designer)

  • Oliver, Oliver  •  Long Wharf Theatre & Philadelphia Drama Guild [1984]
William Ritman (Scenic Designer)
  • The Corn is Green  •  Broadway [1983]
  • The Physicists  •  Kennedy Center [1982]
  • The Late Christopher Bean  •  Kennedy Center [1982]
  • Beside the Seaside  •  Hudson Guild Theatre [1982]
  • The Supporting Cast  •  Broadway [1981]
  • Onward Victoria  •  Broadway [1981]
  • Lolita  •  Broadway [1980]
  • Milliken Breakfast Show  •  New York [1980]
Tony Walton (Scenic Designer)
  • Woman of the Year • Broadway [1981]
  • A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine • Broadway [1980]
  • Hoagy/Bix • Mark Taper Forum [1980]
Steven Rubin (Scenic Designer)
  • The Survivor  •  Broadway [1981]
  • Don Pasquale  •  Santa Fe Opera
  • The English Cat  •  Santa Fe Opera
  • Il Matrimonio Segretto  •  Santa Fe Opera
  • Barber of Seville  •  St. Louis Opera
David Mitchell (Scenic Designer)
  • The Prince of Grand Street  •  Pre-Broadway (Boston) [1978]
  • Working  •  Broadway [1978] 
Robin Wagner (Scenic Designer)
  • Les Troyens  •  Vienna State Opera [1976]
  • A Chorus Line  •  International Tour [1976]

DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER: [1987–2008]
 
As Vice-President of and Designer/Project Manager for Hotopp Associates, Ltd., a scenic design firm in New York City, designed hundreds of productions for companies such as Drury Design Dynamics, Jack Morton Productions, Radio City Music Hall, PGI, Caribiner, Production Resources, Eventures and Extraordinary Events.
 
Industrial/Corporate Theatre projects include designs for: 
  • IBM, Ford, Cheseboro-Ponds, Nutri/System, Lincoln-Mercury, Little Caesar's, ITT, Chevrolet, Mercedes/Benz, US Olympic Festivals, Goodwill Games, Pfizer, Holiday Inn, Wall Street Journal, Sandoz, McDonald's, Gillette, Janssen, McNeil, Schering-Plough, James Beard Awards
Television projects include designs for: 
  • CBS This Morning, CBS: Winter Olympics Studio sets, CBS Sports Control Center, ESPN: Sport's Reporters, Sports Center, College Game Day, ESPNews Studio, MTV (I Want My MTV commercial), WUSA-TV 9 (Washington, DC)

 

THEATRICAL SCENIC DESIGN:

Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, New York City [1979–1990]:
  • Simpson Street [1979, 1985]
  • El Macho [1979]
  • Death Shall Not Enter the Palace [1981]
  • Betances [1981]
  • The Accompanist [1984]
  • OK! [1984] • Winner 1985 ACE Award, Best Scenic Design
  • Orinoco [1985] • Winner 1986 ACE Award, Best Scenic Design
  • Bodega [1986, 1987]
  • Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant [1986]
  • I Am A Winner [1990]
Equity Library Theatre, New York City [1980-1986]:
  • Allegro [1980]
  • Plain & Fancy [1982]
  • Up in Central Park [1984]
  • She Loves Me [1986]
Wagner College, Staten Island, NY:
  • Dracula [1988]
  • Baby [1989]
Lambs Theatre Company, New York City:
  • St. Hugo of Central Park [1989]
Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City:
  • Light Up the Sky [1988]
Playhouse on the Mall, Paramus, NJ
  • Fool of Hearts [1984]
  • Star Spangled Girl [1984]
Playwright's Horizons, Playhouse-in-the-Park, Queens:
  • Awake and Sing! [1983]

SUMMER STOCK DESIGN:

 

Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA [1979–1984]:
  • 45 plays, 14 musicals including Deathtrap, Carnival, Lunch Hour, Murder Among Friends, On Golden Pond, My Fair Lady, Not Now Darling, Bus Stop, Camelot, Right Bed Wrong Husband, Chapter Two
Sacramento Music Circus, Sacramento, CA [1976]:
  • 13 musicals including Anything Goes, The King and I, Camelot, Wonderful Town, Unsinkable Molly Brown, George M!, Wizard of Oz, No No Nannette
Wagon Wheel Playhouse, Warsaw, IN, [1974–75 and 1977–78]:
  • 16 Musicals, 2 plays including Gypsy, Godspell, Two by Two, Little Mary Sunshine, The Odd Couple, Dames at Sea, Roar of the Greasepaint, Forum, An Evening with Cole Porter, Gypsy, Best Foot Forward
 
MISCELLANEOUS:
 
Scenic Design Member, Scenic Design Trustee, National Corresponding Secretary (Newsletter Editor) and Webmaster of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE
 
Ad & Graphics Designer for Local USA 829
 
Computer Design Skills: AutoCAD 2D & 3D, AccuRender, Photoshop, CorelDRAW
ART DIRECTION—Film & Television:
CBS Television [Vacation/Replacement Art Director, 2010-2011] • Covering CBS Evening News, CBS Sports, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, etc. 
Crazy Eyes [Independent Feature; NY Art Director, 2012] • Celine Diano (Production Designer) • Adam Sherman (Director) 
Shy Ronnie [SNL Digital Short w/ Rihanna, Dec., 2009] • Joe DeTulio (Production Designer) • Akiva Schaffer (Director) 
Firelight [SNL Digital Short w/ Taylor Swift, Nov., 2009] • Joe DeTulio (Production Designer) • Akiva Schaffer (Director) 
Bored to Death [HBO Pilot, Art Director, 2008] • Rick Butler (Prod. Designer) • Alan Taylor (Director)
I Hate Valentine’s Day [Feature, Art Director, 2008] • Dara Wishingrad (Prod. Designer) • Nia Vardalos (Director)
ASSISTANT ART DIRECTION:
White Collar • Multiple Episodes: Season 2 [2010], Staff Assistant Seasons 3 & 4 [2011-2012] • USA Network, TVM Productions • Alison Ford (Art Director) • Stephen Beatrice 
(Prod. Designer)
Zero Hour • Multiple Episodes: Season 1 [2012] • ABC Television, FTP Prodcutions • Patricia Woodbridge (Art Director) • Stuart Wurtzel (Prod. Designer)
Person of Interest • Multiple Episodes: Season 1 [2011-2012] • CBS Television, Bonanza Productions • C.J. Simpson (Art Director) • Dan Leigh (Prod. Designer)
Rubicon [AMC TV Series, 2010] • Toni Barton (Art Director) • Tim Grimes (Prod. Designer)
The Smurfs Movie [Columbia Pictures, 2009] • Chris Shriver (Art Director) • Bill Boes (Prod. Designer)
Salt [Columbia Pictures, 2009] • Terri Carriker-Thayer (Art Director) • Scott Chambliss (Prod. Designer)
Sherlock Holmes [Warner Bros., 2008] • Pat Woodbridge (Art Director) • Sarah Greenwood (Prod. Designer)
Tyler Perry Studios Phase 2 Gala [2008] • 3D AutoCAD illustrations • Ina Mayhew (Prod. Designer)
ASSISTANT DESIGN — Film and Video:
Asst. to Bran Ferren/Phil Rosenberg • The Manhattan Project [1986] • 20th Century-Fox
Asst. to John F. Davis • I'm Gonna Always Love You [1980] • Muppets, Henson Associates
Asst. to Tony Walton/Joel Schumacher • The Wiz [1978] • Universal Pictures
Asst. to Patrizia Von Brandenstein • Girlfriends [1978] • Warner Brothers
ASSISTANT DESIGN — Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional:
Bill Hoffman ...and the World Goes 'Round • West Side Arts Thtr. & ’92 Nat’l Tour
Steve Rubin The Survivor • Broadway
Don Pasquale • Santa Fe Opera
The English Cat • Santa Fe Opera
Il Matrimonio Segretto • Santa Fe Opera
Barber of Seville • St. Louis Opera
Tom Schwinn Oliver, Oliver • Long Wharf Theatre & Phila. Drama Guild
William Ritman The Corn is Green • Broadway
The Supporting Cast • Broadway
Lolita • Broadway
Onward Victoria • Broadway
The Physicists • Kennedy Center
The Late Christopher Bean • Kennedy Center
Beside the Seaside • Hudson Guild Theatre
Milliken Breakfast Show • New York
Tony Walton Woman of the Year • Broadway
A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine • Broadway
Hoagy/Bix • Mark Taper Forum
Robin Wagner Les Troyens • Vienna State Opera
A Chorus Line • International Tour
David Mitchell The Prince of Grand Street • Pre-Broadway (Boston)
Working • Broadway
Hal Tiné Jerry’s Girls • Broadway
DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER: [1987–2008]
As Vice-President of and Designer/Project Manager for Hotopp Associates, Ltd., a scenic design firm in New York City, designed hundreds of productions for companies such as 
Drury Design Dynamics, Jack Morton Productions, Radio City Music Hall, PGI, Caribiner, Production Resources, Eventures and Extraordinary Events. 
Industrial/Corporate Theatre projects include designs for:
IBM, Ford, Cheseboro-Ponds, Nutri/System, Lincoln-Mercury, Little Caesar's, ITT, Chevrolet, Mercedes/Benz, US Olympic Festivals, Goodwill Games, Pfizer, Holiday Inn, Wall 
Street Journal, Sandoz, McDonald's, Gillette, Janssen, McNeil, Schering-Plough, James Beard Awards
Television projects include designs for:
CBS This Morning, CBS: Winter Olympics Studio sets, CBS Sports Control Center, ESPN: Sport's Reporters, Sports Center, College Game Day, ESPNews Studio, MTV (I Want My MTV 
commercial), WUSA-TV 9 (Washington, DC)
THEATRICAL SCENIC DESIGN:
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, New York City [1979–1990]:
Simpson Street [1979, 1985]
El Macho [1979]
Death Shall Not Enter the Palace [1981]
Betances [1981]
The Accompanist [1984] 
OK! [1984] • Winner 1985 ACE Award, Best Scenic Design
Orinoco [1985] • Winner 1986 ACE Award, Best Scenic Design
Bodega [1986, 1987]
Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant [1986]
I Am A Winner [1990]
Equity Library Theatre, New York City [1980-1986]:
Allegro [1980]
Plain & Fancy [1982]
Up in Central Park [1984]
She Loves Me [1986]
Wagner College, Staten Island:
Dracula [1988]
Baby [1989]
Lambs Theatre Company, New York City:
St. Hugo of Central Park [1989]
Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City:
Light Up the Sky [1988]
Playhouse on the Mall, Paramus, NJ:
Fool of Hearts [1984]; Star Spangled Girl [1984]
Playwright's Horizons, Playhouse-in-the-Park, Queens:
Awake and Sing! [1983]
SUMMER STOCK DESIGN:
Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA [1979–1984]:
45 plays, 14 musicals including Deathtrap, Carnival, Lunch Hour, Murder Among Friends, On Golden Pond, My Fair Lady, Not Now Darling, Bus Stop, Camelot, Right Bed Wrong 
Husband, Chapter Two
Sacramento Music Circus, Sacramento, CA [1976]:
13 musicals including Anything Goes, The King and I, Camelot, Wonderful Town, Unsinkable Molly Brown, George M!, Wizard of Oz, No No Nannette
Wagon Wheel Playhouse, Warsaw, IN, [1974–75 and 1977–78]:
16 Musicals, 2 plays including Gypsy, Godspell, Two by Two, Little Mary Sunshine, The Odd Couple, Dames at Sea, Roar of the Greasepaint, Forum, An Evening with Cole Porter, 
Gypsy, Best Foot Forward
Scenic Design Member, Scenic Design Trustee, National Corresponding Secretary (Newsletter Editor) and Webmaster of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE
Ad & Graphics Designer for Local USA 829
Computer Design Skills: AutoCAD 2D & 3D, AccuRender, Photoshop, CorelDRAW
ART DIRECTION—Film & Television:
CBS Television [Vacation/Replacement Art Director, 2010-2011] • Covering CBS Evening News, CBS Sports, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, etc. 
Crazy Eyes [Independent Feature; NY Art Director, 2012] • Celine Diano (Production Designer) • Adam Sherman (Director) 
Shy Ronnie [SNL Digital Short w/ Rihanna, Dec., 2009] • Joe DeTulio (Production Designer) • Akiva Schaffer (Director) 
Firelight [SNL Digital Short w/ Taylor Swift, Nov., 2009] • Joe DeTulio (Production Designer) • Akiva Schaffer (Director) 
Bored to Death [HBO Pilot, Art Director, 2008] • Rick Butler (Prod. Designer) • Alan Taylor (Director)
I Hate Valentine’s Day [Feature, Art Director, 2008] • Dara Wishingrad (Prod. Designer) • Nia Vardalos (Director)
ASSISTANT ART DIRECTION:
White Collar • Multiple Episodes: Season 2 [2010], Staff Assistant Seasons 3 & 4 [2011-2012] • USA Network, TVM Productions • Alison Ford (Art Director) • Stephen Beatrice 
(Prod. Designer)
Zero Hour • Multiple Episodes: Season 1 [2012] • ABC Television, FTP Prodcutions • Patricia Woodbridge (Art Director) • Stuart Wurtzel (Prod. Designer)
Person of Interest • Multiple Episodes: Season 1 [2011-2012] • CBS Television, Bonanza Productions • C.J. Simpson (Art Director) • Dan Leigh (Prod. Designer)
Rubicon [AMC TV Series, 2010] • Toni Barton (Art Director) • Tim Grimes (Prod. Designer)
The Smurfs Movie [Columbia Pictures, 2009] • Chris Shriver (Art Director) • Bill Boes (Prod. Designer)
Salt [Columbia Pictures, 2009] • Terri Carriker-Thayer (Art Director) • Scott Chambliss (Prod. Designer)
Sherlock Holmes [Warner Bros., 2008] • Pat Woodbridge (Art Director) • Sarah Greenwood (Prod. Designer)
Tyler Perry Studios Phase 2 Gala [2008] • 3D AutoCAD illustrations • Ina Mayhew (Prod. Designer)
ASSISTANT DESIGN — Film and Video:
Asst. to Bran Ferren/Phil Rosenberg • The Manhattan Project [1986] • 20th Century-Fox
Asst. to John F. Davis • I'm Gonna Always Love You [1980] • Muppets, Henson Associates
Asst. to Tony Walton/Joel Schumacher • The Wiz [1978] • Universal Pictures
Asst. to Patrizia Von Brandenstein • Girlfriends [1978] • Warner Brothers
ASSISTANT DESIGN — Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional:
Bill Hoffman ...and the World Goes 'Round • West Side Arts Thtr. & ’92 Nat’l Tour
Steve Rubin The Survivor • Broadway
Don Pasquale • Santa Fe Opera
The English Cat • Santa Fe Opera
Il Matrimonio Segretto • Santa Fe Opera
Barber of Seville • St. Louis Opera
Tom Schwinn Oliver, Oliver • Long Wharf Theatre & Phila. Drama Guild
William Ritman The Corn is Green • Broadway
The Supporting Cast • Broadway
Lolita • Broadway
Onward Victoria • Broadway
The Physicists • Kennedy Center
The Late Christopher Bean • Kennedy Center
Beside the Seaside • Hudson Guild Theatre
Milliken Breakfast Show • New York
Tony Walton Woman of the Year • Broadway
A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine • Broadway
Hoagy/Bix • Mark Taper Forum
Robin Wagner Les Troyens • Vienna State Opera
A Chorus Line • International Tour
David Mitchell The Prince of Grand Street • Pre-Broadway (Boston)
Working • Broadway
Hal Tiné Jerry’s Girls • Broadway
DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER: [1987–2008]
As Vice-President of and Designer/Project Manager for Hotopp Associates, Ltd., a scenic design firm in New York City, designed hundreds of productions for companies such as 
Drury Design Dynamics, Jack Morton Productions, Radio City Music Hall, PGI, Caribiner, Production Resources, Eventures and Extraordinary Events. 
Industrial/Corporate Theatre projects include designs for:
IBM, Ford, Cheseboro-Ponds, Nutri/System, Lincoln-Mercury, Little Caesar's, ITT, Chevrolet, Mercedes/Benz, US Olympic Festivals, Goodwill Games, Pfizer, Holiday Inn, Wall 
Street Journal, Sandoz, McDonald's, Gillette, Janssen, McNeil, Schering-Plough, James Beard Awards
Television projects include designs for:
CBS This Morning, CBS: Winter Olympics Studio sets, CBS Sports Control Center, ESPN: Sport's Reporters, Sports Center, College Game Day, ESPNews Studio, MTV (I Want My MTV 
commercial), WUSA-TV 9 (Washington, DC)
THEATRICAL SCENIC DESIGN:
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, New York City [1979–1990]:
Simpson Street [1979, 1985]
El Macho [1979]
Death Shall Not Enter the Palace [1981]
Betances [1981]
The Accompanist [1984] 
OK! [1984] • Winner 1985 ACE Award, Best Scenic Design
Orinoco [1985] • Winner 1986 ACE Award, Best Scenic Design
Bodega [1986, 1987]
Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant [1986]
I Am A Winner [1990]
Equity Library Theatre, New York City [1980-1986]:
Allegro [1980]
Plain & Fancy [1982]
Up in Central Park [1984]
She Loves Me [1986]
Wagner College, Staten Island:
Dracula [1988]
Baby [1989]
Lambs Theatre Company, New York City:
St. Hugo of Central Park [1989]
Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City:
Light Up the Sky [1988]
Playhouse on the Mall, Paramus, NJ:
Fool of Hearts [1984]; Star Spangled Girl [1984]
Playwright's Horizons, Playhouse-in-the-Park, Queens:
Awake and Sing! [1983]
SUMMER STOCK DESIGN:
Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA [1979–1984]:
45 plays, 14 musicals including Deathtrap, Carnival, Lunch Hour, Murder Among Friends, On Golden Pond, My Fair Lady, Not Now Darling, Bus Stop, Camelot, Right Bed Wrong 
Husband, Chapter Two
Sacramento Music Circus, Sacramento, CA [1976]:
13 musicals including Anything Goes, The King and I, Camelot, Wonderful Town, Unsinkable Molly Brown, George M!, Wizard of Oz, No No Nannette
Wagon Wheel Playhouse, Warsaw, IN, [1974–75 and 1977–78]:
16 Musicals, 2 plays including Gypsy, Godspell, Two by Two, Little Mary Sunshine, The Odd Couple, Dames at Sea, Roar of the Greasepaint, Forum, An Evening with Cole Porter, 
Gypsy, Best Foot Forward
Scenic Design Member, Scenic Design Trustee, National Corresponding Secretary (Newsletter Editor) and Webmaster of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE
Ad & Graphics Designer for Local USA 829
Computer Design Skills: AutoCAD 2D & 3D, AccuRender, Photoshop, CorelDRAW