2020 reels

Vimeo channel

features selected branded content works as Production Designer, Art Director, and Set Decorator.

Narrative Reel : Due to unreleased content, please email cheyenne.artdept@gmail.com for a private link.

edited by Valerie Volpacchio

music : Sasak by Uncle Skeleton 

Commercial Reel 

edited by Valerie Volpacchio

music : Luxury by Mullaha

 

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biography

contact

   
Email : cheyenne.artdept@gmail.com
Cell & What's App : +1 901.846.0508

member :  IATSE USA Local 829

 

currently seeking representation

Cheyenne climbed the art department ladder by working in all fields of the art department from doing scenic work to being a prop master (and lots of thrift shopping in between). Her eclectic experience shows in her work as she enjoys being hands-on to perfect all the little details. Her works exemplifies her understanding of character development in space, but she is looking to expand her focus to larger built sets and dive into the world of space exploration sci-fi films. To achieve this goal, she is currently a full-time student at Pratt Institute's School of Architecture, a top 10 architecture school in the country, and is the recipient of their presidential merit-based scholarship. Don't worry, she's still available for design work especially if it's shooting nights, weekends, or over summer break. Coffee on set required. 

 

As a designer, I prefer to join the creative process as early as possible. I love workshopping early drafts of scripts as much as I love working with a location manager to find the best space to tell the story. Production Design, for me, is so much deeper than choosing wall colors and drafting builds. It's working closely with the director, dp, and costume designer to create a unique look that adds an untold, but deeply felt, layer to the story. It's setting the tone, ambiance, environment, and mood in every detail that passes through the frame. The design of any project should elevate the story and bring a richer life to the screen.

 

With my department heads, I prefer to discuss characters and scenes at their core concept and mood while allowing space for new ideas to be introduced. Filmmaking is a social art form in both experience and creation, and I like to carry that idea through the whole process.

I deeply love crying alone in a movie theater, the idea of living on Mars, traveling, and architects Eero Saarinen and Bjarke Ingels. Currently, my favorite movie is Ad Astra. 

 

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