REPRESENTING   - JOHN DECUIR, JR.

 1150 Foothill Boulevard - Suite G -La Canada - CA - 91011 - Phone  323 825-3092 - Fax 323-337-8209  

Representative - Norm Metcalf  - 818-957-1302 - EMAIL designs4film@gmail.com                     

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DOCTORS OF DESIGN  -  Who watches over the emergence and development of a design concept?  Is it best to erase, cut and paste or call in the wrecking ball?  No need for the patient to die! Our solution is to apply well ordered phases of design in a series of checks and balances. The result is a successful project.  On many occasions we have been asked to set a project back on track as "Doctors of Design."  Our mission is to assist your team in getting it right the first time.

                    DOCTORS OF DESIGN - ARCHITECTS OF ILLUSION

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ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT DESIGN - TASSO RAISSIS 

THE DESIGN BIOSPHERE - Our design work focuses on creating illusions for film, television, museum exhibitions and hi-theme public attractions.  We have turned a phrase borrowed from our ecological friends, we call it the DESIGN BIOSPHERE. It is an organic interaction of a project's components that guides the decision making process.  Story tellers understand this well. The DESIGN BIOSPHERE is like a well ordered atom with its orbiting electrons in perfect balance with the mass of its neutrons. When correctly implemented the narrative will demand a solution in which all design elements cooperate, one with another.

Every choice the designer (story teller) makes from the color of a wall to the placement of a settee becomes an important choice. Every choice has a role to play in welding together the integrity of the DESIGN BIOSPHERE. Without this navigational tool all is left to chance, personal taste, whim or fancy. Let us help you set a course for your project towards fulfilling its goals and objectives.

 

As Architects of Illusion we specialize in film, television, theater, exhibition, attraction design, high theme interior design and architecture. We treat design as more than the simple and pleasing arrangements of pieces and parts but rather as a decision making process driven by story-narrative and budget realities. If you have a design challenge that seems perplexing, perhaps even unmanageable we look forward to assisting you and your team. Our team is lead by John DeCuir, Jr. who has designed feature films, films for television and themed attractions in Italy, Spain, France, England, Ireland, Jaan, Canada, and throughout the United States. Mr. DeCuir has ALSO worked extensively throughout the themed attraction and exhibition industries. 

JOHN DECUIR, JR.

ARCHITECT - PRODUCTION DESIGNER - ILLUSTRATOR

John began his design apprenticeship on the Academy Award winning films CLEOPATRA and HELLO DOLLY.  As a Project Designer for Disney he worked on DISNEYLAND, WALT DISNEY WORLD, WORLD SHOWCASE and EPCOT; shows included THE HALL OF PRESIDENTS, SPACE MOUNTAIN, SPACE SHIP EARTH and 3D MUPPET MOVIE. Later he returned to film on GHOSTBUSTERS, and Production Designed TOP GUN, TURNER & HOOCH and SISTER ACT II. His company, Cinematix, has produced film, theatrical live show and built high theme corporate interiors, including those in Disney's Contemporary, Polynesian and Disneyland Hotels. He received his Architectural degree (cum laude) from the University of Southern California, completing two years of graduate work at USC's School of Building Research & Technology. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, lectures at USC, UCLA, Columbia College and the American Film Institute. He is completing his book THE ARCHITECTURE OF ILLUSION.

 

FILM & TELEVISION RESUME

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RECENT PROJECTS

 

JANUARY 2018

CINEMA CENTER

JANUARY 2018

 

PUBLICATIONS - TRAVELS WITH DAD - ARCHITECTS OF ILLUSION - A BRUSH WITH FILM

 

JUNE 2017

TEARDROP

 

2016-18 - Films in Pre-Production - GOLD - MR BIRD DOG - BANSHEE Concept Design  & Screenplay Development 

       

 

2016

SARASOTA - pre-production

 

October 2012 - Fort Worth Museum of Science and History - Energy Concepts - CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

 

January 2011 - University of Asbury Media Center, Lobby Facade Concepts - BUILT

 

December 2009-September 2010 - World Equestrian Games -Opening Ceremonies - PERFORMED

 

January 2010 - The Spirit of Corpus Christ1 - Urban Redevelopment - CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

 

March 2010 - ASTROLAB - Wet Enterprises - CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

 

September 2009 - Haunted Mansion - Mirage Entertainment - China - BUILT

 

January 2008 - Sons of Anarchy - Design Concepts - SHOT & RELEASED FOX TELEVISION

 

April 2007 - Baby Boss - Vocational Day Care Center - Mirage entertainment - China - BUILT

 

ILLUSTRATIONS
 

 


SELECTED INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS

 

RECREATIONAL PLANNING & CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

 

 

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