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
Design Consultants to the Entertainment Industry.
DOCTORS OF DESIGN ? - Who watches over the emergence of design concepts that can make or break a project? It doesn't require a great leap of logic to know it is best to choose the eraser or cut & paste button over the wrecking ball. The solution is to apply well ordered phases of design in a series of checks and balances. The result, a successful project. We have been called in on many occasions to repair and set a project back on track as "doctors of design". Our mission is to help your team get it right the first time.
Doctors of Design - Architects of Illusion
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ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT DESIGN - TASSO RAISSIS
ARCHITECTS OF ILLUSION - Our design work focuses on creating illusions for film, television, exhibition and hi theme public attractions. We have turned a phrase borrowed from our ecological friends, we call it the design biosphere. It is this organic interactions of all the elements in a project that is at the core of our decision making process. Story tellers understand this well. In our work the design biosphere is like a finely tooled story puzzle with each element dependent on the other to create the connected organic whole. When working the design solution is akin to 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 its pieces and parts cooperate. Every choice the designer (story teller) makes from the color of a wall to the placement of a Louis the XV settee becomes an important choice. Every choice has a role to play in welding together the integrity of the design biosphere. With no design biosphere, all is left to chance, arbitration, personal taste, whim or fancy. We think your project deserves more!
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.
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PUBLICATIONS - TRAVELS WITH DAD - ARCHITECTS OF ILLUSION - A BRUSH WITH FILM
2016-18 - Films in Pre-Production - GOLD - MR BIRD DOG - BANSHEE Concept Design & Screenplay Development
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
RECREATIONAL PLANNING & CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
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