2890 Luna Avenue, San Diego, California
MatthewBauer.info | Matt@VagabondsSceneShop.com
(309) 824-0211 | (855) FILM-SET
I am most interested in a full-time staff carpenter position with a respected scene shop in the San Diego area. However, a spot on the “over hire” list would be a welcome start. I am currently a Journeyman Carpenter with the Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Union Local 476 in Chicago.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
My abilities include benchtop carpentry, set construction, prop construction, laminates, acrylics, hardware installation, MIG and TIG welding, rigging, layout, print interpretation and gang-boss leadership. I come prepared with an extensive tool kit, great attitude, and an excellent work ethic.
Journeyman Carpenter, Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Local 476 - Chicago, Illinois
My duties as a Carpenter here include layout, set construction, set assembly, gang boss leadership and some welding responsibilities. I have worked on Chicago productions including Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, The Redline, Lovecraft Country and many more.
Permit Carpenter, Chicago Scenic Studios, Local 2 - Chicago, Illinois
Scenic carpentry including theater, opera, arena concerts, commercial and retail sets. The “Sausage Nonna’s” commercial shoot and the “Seed to Shelf” exhibits were among my favorites here.
Carpenter, Ravenswood Studios, Lincolnwood, Illinois
Scenic carpentry including theater, opera, commercial and retail sets. I am most proud of my work on “The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes” and “The John Deere Engine and Tractor Museum” while working with industry leaders at Ravenswood Studio.
Fabricator, TenFab, Lincolnwood, Illinois
TenFab created unique exhibits and sets for the museums, trade shows, concerts and retail environments. My work here includes “The Universe: A walk Through Space and Time” at the Adler Planetarium as well as many other award-winning exhibits and booths.
1996-2000 H.S. Diploma, B.B.C.H.S. Bradley, Illinois
After graduating high school, I immediately entered the construction industry. I worked first as a laborer, eventually becoming a qualified carpenter. Most of my work during this time was siding, roofing and windows installation on new construction homes.
I possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Including blueprint interpretation and crew motivation. Confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities. I am an empathic listener and persuasive speaker.
I have been awarded a gang boss position on many recent productions. My calm approach and organization skills help me to lead a crew of 6–10 carpenters to produce hero sets on deadline.
I am a high-energy “jack of all trades” carpenter looking for fulfilling, full-time employment in the San Diego area. I am experienced but happy to learn every day from industry veterans. I have a great attitude and learn new skills quickly.