PROTOTYPING

                                                    RESUME     2011




John Biggs

2405 echo park Ave.

Los Angeles CA  90026                          E mail- biggsdale@sbcglobal.net

Cell: 323-356-7871

Studio: 323-662-0311


Education:    1989     BFA

                                       Rhode Island School of Design


Experience:    09/10    Currently working with Chris Burden on a project


                             09/10     Drac Studio

                                              “A Christmas tail.”                 

                                                 Lead Mechanic puppets and animatronics

                                             “Monster Mutt.”

                                                 Lead Mechanic animatronics


                             07/08    The Machine Lab

                                             Zack Beiber Owner

                                                 Designer/fabricator

                                                 IED bomb reconnaissance robots


                        2006     Jim Henson’s Creature Shop

                                        “ Where the wild things are” Director- Spike Jones

                                            Independent contractor, Animatronics Designer/Fabricator.

                                              Pete Brookes- production liaison.

                                              John Criswell- Head mechanic.

                                              Lead man -on Eye mechanics.

                                              Lead man- on Douglas the bird character.

                                              Character programmer


                        2005     Captive Audience.

                                         “Apaclypto” Director Mel Gibson

                                             Independent contractor, Animatronics Designer/Fabricator.

                                               Lead man Tapir through the jungle

                                               Lead man Howler monkeys  

                                      Chiodo Brothers

                                          “Glory of creation”

                                               Independent contractor Designer/Fabricator

                                                 Edward Chiodo, production liaison.

                                                 Lead man Mechanical Department

                                                 Puppet designer/fabricator.


                        03/04    Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

                                       “Muppets in OZ”

                                            Independent contractor, Animatronics Designer/Fabricator.

                                                John Criswell - Head Mechanic.

                                                Jane Gootnick - Production Supervisor.

                                                    Lead Mechanic “Rizzo the rat”.

                                                    Lead Mechanic Miss Piggy gag.

                                                    Lead Mechanic Gonzo the tin man.

                                   Chiodo Brothers

                                        “Team America World Police” Directors Matt Stone

                                            Independent contractor, Animatronics Designer/Fabricator.

                                                Edward Chiodo Production supervisor

                                                Lead Man Eye Mechanic

                                                Lead Man 2nd unit production


                        2003   Captive Audience

                                      “Son of the Mask.” Director: Lawrence Guterman

                                            Independent contractor, Animatronics Designer/Fabricator.

                                                Lead man best stretchy head ever

                                                Lead man Umbrella carousel

                                        CNN pilot

                                            Head Mechanic


                        02/03   Creature Effects

                                    “The Last Samurai.” Director: Edward Zwick

                                            Independent contractor, Animatronics Designer/Fabricator.

                                                S.A.G. Puppeteer

                                                Head Mechanic horse head

                                                Lead Mechanic on the eyes


                        00/01    Chiodo Brothers / Mark Rappaport FX

                                            Independent contractor, Animatronics Designer/Fabricator.


                        98/00    Independent contractor, Animatronics Designer/Fabricator.

                                        Various Projects

                                            Alaska Airlines Commercial Director: CharlesWittenmire                         

                                            Teac of America WAEA show

                                            FX Mark Rappaport Disney Pilot

                                                Head mechanic

                                            Disney Animatronics shop

                                            Outer Limits “Simon says.” Director: Helen Shaver


                        96/97    Jim Henson’s Creature Shop

                                        “George of the Jungle”

                                        “Dr. Dolittle”

                                        “Jack Frost”

                                        “Brats of the Dark Nebula” Pilot

                                            Animatronics / Special Effect


                        1996    Outer Limits Productions

                                        Independent Contractor

                                        Animatronics / Special Effects


                        1996    Hollingsead International

                                        Prototype R&D Machinist


                        1995    R.H.I. Entertainment Inc.

                                        “White Dwarf”

                                            Animatronics / Special Effects


                        1994    Jim Henson’s Creature Shop

                                        Indian in the Cupboard”

                                        “Special Effects Show”

                                            Animatronics / Special Effects


                        91/94    Philips Air Vision / B.E. Avionics

                                        Prototype R&D Machinist


                                                                 
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