Karl Gallivan
Animatronics, Props and Special Effects Portfolio

Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 Name:            Karl Gallivan

 D.O.B:             21-09-81

 Address:        115 B Tufnell Park Road,

                         London N7 0PS,

                         United Kingdom

 

Telephone:     +44-7765503311

 

Email:            karlgallivan@hotmail.com

 


 

Education

 

 

1999-2001:      Ballyfermot College

                         Design and Sculpture         

 

2001-2004:      D.L.I.A.D.T

                         Modelmaking, SFX and Design for Film/TV

 

 

Employment

 

10 August, 2002

15 September 2004

 

Vico Films

1 Convent Road,

Dalkey,

Co. Dublin,

Ireland

Peter Foott

+353 1 235 1680

 

Numerous props and effects for small budget films produced during and after my time in college. Usually working to tight budgets and timelines.

27 June  2004

18 January 2005

Shadow Creations

U7 Brookfield Enterprises,

CTR 24.

Ireland

+353-01 4124744

 

First full-time employment after finishing college, my work involved prop making, mold making, engineering and animatronics. Much of the work undertaken in Shadow Creations was for Film, TV and Theatre.

 

3 March 2005

31 January, 2007

HB Source

69-71 Newington Causeway,

London,

SE1 6BD

United Kingdom

 

After moving to the UK in early 2005 I began work in HB Source, originally my work was specifically animatronics for museum interactive and public display. My work continued with a wide range of production from small models to large interactive sculptures. 

 

4  Febuary 2007

1 May 2007

Artem,

Perivale Park,

Horsenden Lane South

Perivale,

Middlesex,

UB6 7RH

United Kingdom

 

Artem specialise in high-end props and effects for Film and TV, my work there included animatronics, paint finishing and prop-making I also gained some experience with pyrotechnics and armoury.


4 May 2007

1 May 2015

MDM Props

3-4 Higgs Ind Est

Herne Hill Road

London

SE24 0AU

 

Over my five year employment in MDM Props my work has covered all aspects of the industry. Animatronics, electronics, sculpture, painting, mold-making, prop-making, pyrotechnics, welding and machining. As well as work for theatre and film, work in MDM includes bespoke artist works that require the highest quality finish and durability.

 

4 May 2015   

22 May 2015

Lifecast Limited

Workshop 6

Elstree Studios

Borehamwood

WD6 1JG

 

Completed an animatronic character for the ‘Horrible Sciences’ TV show. Cable controlled puppet.

 

22 May 2015

29 May 2015

Cogsworth Productions,

Shepperton Studios,

Studios Road,

Shepperton,

Middlesex

TW17 0QD

 

Animatronic engineer on Beauty and the Beast, worked on hero finger and head mechs.

Under Dave Elsey.

 

 

 

Achievements

 

Nine Honours in Leaving Certificate

Diploma in 3D Studies And Sculpture

Degree in Model Making and Design 2004, D.L.I.A.D.T.

 

Computer Programmes ;

 

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Premier

Adobe After-effects

Blender

3D Printing Software (Form Labs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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