I am currently a set painter in Local 729. Since 2004 I have been privileged to work with amazing, talented people, adding to my own extensive knowledge and painting experience. Before joining Motion Picture I worked as a foreman in commercial painting companies for 5 years. Some of my responsibilities were running crews, estimating time and material, executing the job to meet its financial quota and managing budget reports.
Before I worked in construction I had a high-end residential and commercial painting business. I have painted homes in the Simi and San Fernando Valley area as well as strip malls that are still bearing my paint job 15 years later. When I was in business for myself it was crucial that I project the right profit and loss so that everyone was satisfied with the work promised. By successfully bidding and completing my jobs with time, material and man-hours correctly I was also able to build a reputation and portfolio for future and repeat customers. Running my own business was where I gained the most retail experience. Marketing and selling my paint service to both residential and commercial companies gave me the skill necessary to work on a retail level.
My responsibilities have been painting the sets according to the art director's specifications. This includes various finishes and numerous backgrounds that require competent knowledge of color, technique and finesse. I always achieve the desired result in a fast and efficient way.
My responsibilities included running crews, following color schematics, estimating time and material and coordinating with other trades to make the best use of time on the job in order to help turn a profit for the company.
General Foreman duties include managing a crew, using the paint and materials efficiently and using the appropriate man-hours for the job. Keeping loss to a minimum is a strength that I have always had on any job by my knowledge of paint and material and my work ethics and strategy.
I began my painting career at 15 when I apprenticed with my father, a painter of 50 years. From there, I went to trade school where I learned the art of color and design and continued with my apprenticeship and became a journeyman painter.
Bob Warner (310) 968-7007
Craig Shoredon (805) 390-8230
Carlos Ochoa (Fox Paint Shop) (310) 369-2709
John Snow (310) 877-6769
Alberto Allen (A.R. Allen Painting) (805) 304-3300
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