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Studio Mechanic - Stagehand - Carpenter - Welder - Rigger

About Me

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My Experience

I have 20+ years in the carpentry industry with the last 8 years focused on scenic builds. I continue to work with the best in our business, including the top scene shops in the country, museums, theatres, convention centers and many more creative venues. I enjoyed my work with the Chicago Stagehands Local 2. I am currently a Journeyman Carpenter with the Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Local 476, helping to build Chicago's best television and movie productions.


My Skillset

My skills include bench top carpentry; field installs; tile and hardwood flooring; laminating; glass and acrylics machining; MIG, TIG and stick welding; gang boss leadership and blueprint interpretation. I am OSHA20 certified; Chicago supported and suspended scaffold; CPR/AED. I also hold certificates for forklift, aerial lift and Condor work vehicals. I own my own extensive tool kit and transportation.


My Passions

I am very blessed to have a career I love while working with great people. When I am not strapped down to the workbench you can usually find me outdoors. I enjoy camping, canoeing and fishing. Road trips, dinners and game nights with the family are also great. When I can find the time, I like to work in my small studio creating art and projects for our family, friends and our brand new online store, The Hobo Squirrel Bazaar

Contact Me

Get in Touch!

Need to know more? Want to hire me for your next gig? Have questions about my qualifications or certificates? Just drop me a line and I will get back to you ASAP.

Matthew Bauer

San Diego - Chicago

Please Call, Text, or Email (855) FILM-SET (855) 345-6738