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I was brought on at the beginning of shooting to help manage the location sets for the season; working along side Art Director Michael Manson.

It was one of the best experiences I have had on a show. Everyday was a new adventure finding and exploring the hidden gems of Los Angeles.

Perry Mason Season 2  Assistant Art Director

Executive Producers: Jack Amiel, Michael Begler, Amanda Burrell, Robert Downey Jr, Susan Downey, Joseph Horacek, Matthew Rhys, Timothy Van Patten
Production Designer: Keith P Cunningham
Supervising Art Directors: Ian Scroggins and Dawn Swiderski | Art Directors: Michael Manson and Brittany Bradford
HBO, shot in Los Angeles.

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Trailer
Ext. Perry's Apartment
Ext Perry's Apartment
Ext Perry's Apartment - Courtyard
Ext. Perry's Office Building
Ext. Perry's Office Building - Alleyway
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Ext. Perry's Office Building
Ext. Perry's Office Building
Ext. Los Angeles City Hall
Ext. Los Angeles City Hall
Ext. Los Angeles City Hall
Int. McCutcheon's Soup Kitchen
Int. McCutcheon's Soup Kitchen
Int. McCutcheon's Soup Kitchen
Int. McCutcheon's Soup Kitchen
Int. McCutcheon's Soup Kitchen DPL
Director Plan
Int. Attorney's Bar
Int. Attorney's Bar
Int. Attorney's Bar
Int. Attorney's Bar DPL
Director Plan
Int/Ext Birch Hotel
Int. Birch Hotel
Ext. Birch Hotel
Set Photos
Ext. Charity Event
Ext. Charity Event
Ext. Charity Event
Ext. Charity Event
Ext. Charity Event
Int. Police Impound
Ext. Police Impound
Int. Police Impound
Set Photos
Int/ Ext. Produce Loading Dock
Ext. Produce Loading Dock
Int. Produce Loading Dock
Set Photos
Int. Armory
Int. Armory
Int. Armory
Set Photos
Int. San Haven
Int. San Haven
Int. San Haven
Int. San Haven
Int. San Haven - Hardware Schedule
Hardware Schedule
Ext. Santa Anita Racetrack
Ext. Santa Anita Racetrack
Ext. Santa Anita Racetrack
Int. Santa Anita Racetrack
Int. Santa Anita Racetrack
Process Photos
Saw Horse Rack Detail
Horse Blanket Rack Detail
Stool Detail
Drafting Details - Vectorworks
Int/ Ext. Anita's Palm Spring's home
Ext. Palm Springs Road
Ext. Anita'a Palm Springs Home
Int. Anita's Palm Springs Home - Living Room
Int. Anita's Palm Springs Home - Living Room
Int. Anita's Palm Springs Home - Kitchen
Int. Anita's Palm Springs Home - Kitchen

Anita's Palm Springs home was originally suppose to be shot completely on location. Well schedules change so we were only able to shoot the exteriors and living room scenes. We had to pivot and build the kitchen on stage. We were able to take an existing stage set and adjust it to fit our needs. The director wanted to keep the blocking the same from the location and transfer it to the stage. I was able to sit in on the blocking rehearsals on location, take photos and send them back to the production designer so he could start laying out the stage set with the set designer.

Anita's Palm Springs Home - Door Detail
Screen Door Detail
Anita's Palm Springs Home - Kitchen - Hardware Schedule Pg 1
Anita's Palm Springs Home - Kitchen - Hardware Schedule - Pg 2
Anita's Palm Springs Home - Kitchen - Hardware Schedule - Pg 3
Hardware Schedule
Int/ Ext. Horse Stables
Ext. Horse Stables
Int. Horse Stables
Set Photos
Ext. Horse Stables - Sign Detail
Sign Detail
Ext. Construction Site
Ext. Construction Site
Ext. Construction Site
Ext. Construction Site
Ext. Construction Site
Set Photos

For the location of the McCutcheon's stadium we were given the great opportunity to shoot at the historical LA Memorial Coliseum. We did research of construction sites of the time to help create scenery to cover up some of the permanent modern architectural elements we didn't want to see on screen. With the use of picture cars and set dec pieces we created obstacles for the actors to weave their way through.

Ext Construction Site Plan
Site Plan
Int. Los Angeles City Hall
Int. Los Angeles City Hall
Int. Los Angeles City Hall
Int. Los Angeles City Hall
Int. Los Angeles City Hall
Int/ Ext. Gallardo's Apartment
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Set Photos
pms2_511_set_int gallardo's apartment_floor plan_sht001_v003_revised_220411_kb.jpg
pms2_512_set_ext la street-leaving gallardo's apartment_site plan_sht002_v002_released_220
Site Plans
Ext. Olvera St.
Ext. Olvera St.
Ext. Olvera St.
Set Photos
Int. Dee Dee's
Ext. Dee Dee's
Int. Dee Dee's
Int/ Ext. Dee Dee's DPL
Director Plan
Ext. Central Market
Ext. Central Market
Ext. Central Market
Ext. Central Market
Ext. Central Market
Set Photos
Ext. Pier
Ext. Pier
Ext. Pier
Ext. The Pier
Set Photos
Ext. Club Alabam
Ext. Club Alabam
Set Photos
Ext. Club Alabam Site Plan
Site Plan
Ext. Bus Stop
Ext. Bus Stop
Ext. Bus Stop
Set Photos

For the the bus stop scene, we had to add a fare box to the bus the picture car department was providing. The props department purchased the fare box but it came with no stand. So we took a trip down to the Metro Transportation Authority build in DTLA and spoke with there in house historian. He showed us some examples of fare boxes from the period and we were able to come up with a stand design for the fare box that was authentic.

Bus Fare Box Stand Detail
Bus Fare Box Stand Detail
Ext Bus - Driving Neighborhood
Site Plan
Ext. Oil Ship
Ext. Oil Ship
Ext. Oil Ship
Ext. Oil Ship
Ext. Oil Ship
Set Photos

For the McCutcheon cargo ship we shot on the USS Lane Victory down in San Pedro. We built a quarter of the oil barge on the existing dock where the Lane Victory is. After the oil barge was finished, VFX added green screen on the dock so they could add water and the rest of the oil barge in post production.

Oil Barge - Paint Schedule
Paint Schedule
Int. Parking Garage
Int. Parking Garage
Int. Parking Garage
Set Photos
Parking Garage DPL
Director Plan
Int. Japanese Restaurant
Int. Japanese Restaurant
Int. Japanese Restaurant
Set Photos

For the Little Tokyo: Japanese Restaurant, we were back on Henessey Street on the Warner Brothers backlot. We took over one of the corner restaurant facades and transformed it. We brought walls in to make the footprint of the space smaller and we applied a wallpaper wainscoting around the room. After that set dec came in and transformed the space into what you see on screen. On the streets we hung hard and neon signs on the builds you would see out the restaurant windows to help create a sense of depth when you looked out the windows.

Little Tokyo - Japanese Restaurant Site Plan
Site Plan
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