Real gray eyes, the storm cloud variety. DebbieTheRoboteer at yahoo dot com...
...Recent Feature Films & TV...
INTO THE WILD the Oh My God Springs set www.intothewild.com
THE TEENIE TONES Production Designer for Kid's TV series and music videos
AMERICAN IDOL Production Assistant
ENTOURAGE TV series, HBO season 4, specialized female character, print/stills
Production & Costume Designer, HODGEKISS, a new SciFi film...in production! Get ready...1950s ROBOTS!
JOHN FROM CINCINNATI, HBO and FEVER DREAM short feature by Frank Rice in production
944 MAGAZINE Fashion Shoot Costuming:Space Suits (Spring 2008 for Mod SciFi scene with Stylist Brian Stevenson)
Link to pix of some work:
(2 pages of pix of Sculptural, Art, Venetian Plaster, Archaeological and Engineering work)
(Deb designed, engineered and sculpted the Tahitian style Lakes Country Club hot tub that fits 30, Palm Desert, CA)
2008 Deb is soon to be featured in
go pick up some Mid-Century Modern, Alexander Calder wire sculpture techniques he taught Deb as a young artist in studio art center training at the Des Moines Art Center (1960s-1970s) or learn how to weave a rag rug on a frame loom you make yourself, or even see how to use tools that are easily found in your area to do classical carving and figurative sculpture. Coming out Feb 2008 in Viral form. Produced by Louis Nathan, Jason Van Vleet Cinematographer (also from Henson, small world!) See it, understand it, do it! Go Viral!
2007 Production Assistant on AMERICAN IDOL tryouts in San Diego
2007 Producion Designer on THE TEENIE TONES interactive Mid-Century Modern 21rst Century music reality kids TV series and music videos. It is a great combination of the best of television: great studio musical and VO work, fantastic marionettes and puppeteers, wonderful music, and kids that are there reacting naturally to the marionettes and music! It is easily as exciting and fun as the kids interactive television shows of the 1950s and 1960s! Barbara is a wonderful producer and brings all of her years of experience as a news reporter, producer and writer to the project. This has been a labor of love. It's the kind of show and musical hat Jim Henson would have been really happy to be involved with, so am I!
2007 Specialized Print Character part in ENTOURAGE with Matt Dillon's little brother. Oddly enough Matt and I were both in Dynomite Magazine together in the early 1980s when he was just starting to act as a teen and I had my Robot store: Robotorium, Inc. Matt and I both lived and worked on Mott Street in NYC at the time, when nobody had a problem with it being Little Italy. He was on the cover, I was the centerfold and King Kong was a 3D poster for his 50h birthday as a removable treat with 3D glasses for viewing. I was in Blue Lame' for that shoot and in black rubber for the Entourage shoot.
The Entourage spoof on craigslist was filmed the same week as Jimmy Kimmel's joke on Dancing With The Stars...both were humorous and a play on a popular event. It was fun and serious trying to make it look like what they wanted for the shot. Sometimes to make something funny takes really serious planning and work. The costume was like a cross between Jacques Cousteau and Wendy O from the Plazmatics. Lame' and rubber are incredibly hot and uncomfortable, but they really make things look a certain way in a production. I guess you are never too old...; )
2006 Extra in INTO THE WILD, a Sean Penn Production, additional casting directed by Marty Keener Cherrix, Matt Miller Set PA and Nudist Wrangler.... you guys are gonna love this one! The family of the main character and the writer were on board for the shooting at the remote location out in the desert in Southern California... Sean was behind the lens for many shots. Release date end of September 2007. Most of the scenes were cut just because...they may resurface after Cannes 2008 here or there.
2007 Extra in JOHN FROM CINCINNATI on the pier as a fisherman
2006 Extra in THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD (in production) for Headquarter Casting
2006 Extra in NEXT (for fun! Loved the gyros and gear as well as the use of fish-eye, you'll see...Phil Dick reaching out from the Great Beyond. Never underestimate the power of the future.)
2006 Art Director for project in development A FAIRY TALE feature 3D animated story. Stepped away from it for a while due to funding issue, created Take 3 Giant Steps company and branding as a part of the development. Not likely to resurface at this point. Everybody has a script...
2005-6 Consultant on CANDY SHOP (Glass production) edible bodypaint, titles, special project needs
Hartfelt Pictures zombie love story vignette "I Luve You To Death" (Art Director & Production Designer, Titles, Subliminal FX) www.hartfeltpictures.com
video3.php (Film Fest 2006,7,8)
2000-2001 Speaker in interview and Archaeologist of Ancient American and Repatriation as well as preservation issues specialist for the Karan Assmann production on the ongoing Kennewick Man Saga for Der Spiegel TV, it was supposed to air the week of 9 11 2001. Then it was supposed to air during the Olympics. Actual airing date unknown. Filmed at the Calico Early Man excavations sponsored by Dr Louis Leaky in the 1960s as a very early man site. Leaky believed people originated in many areas of the Earth at the same time. It is as important an early man site as Kenya. It is located in Barstow, California.
1986 LABYRINTH, Jim Henson, sculpture design
the split face sculpture they did in-house is in the video about six down where the babysitter is in the primary still.
1982 THE DARK CRYSTAL, Jim Henson, robotics/creature design
1982 FRAGGLE ROCK, Jim Henson, robotics/mit controller design
1982 Voice of America, Kitty Carlisle Show, guest
1983 All Things Considered, Rene Montagne Segment, guest
1981-now SPI SF: Sis Boom Bah for Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence SPI SF (The Straight sister)
1996-7 Joey and Marias Comedy Wedding, supporting, Palm Springs Dinner Theater, (The Italian Grandmother, go figure...)
1973-4 ASU Sets, Costuming, Make-Up
1962-71 Studio Art Center Training, the Des Moines Art Center
1967-71 Curatorial Production Assistant, the Des Moines Art Center
1972, 1975 Theatrical and Video Costuming, Sets, Special Effects, University of Iowa
1972, 1975 Video and Film Production, University of Iowa
1973-1974 Theatrical Costuming, Sets, Special Effects, and Make-Up, ASU
1973-1974 Multi-media, Video and Film Production, ASU
1977-78 Animation, Art Direction and Film Set Production, Drake University in Florence , Italy
1981-84 16 MM Film Animation, Young Filmmakers, NYC
1980-84 Specialized Soap Opera Set Dressing, Robotorium, ABC and other Networks, NYC
1980-84 Science Fiction Convention Sets-East Coast, Robotorium Inc
1979-84 Club Installations and Destination Services, Debbie the Roboteer, NYC
1963-now Museum & Gallery Art & Sculpture Exhibits, Debs work Worldwide
1986 Curated Robotics: Future Trends of the 1980s Exhibit, DM Center of Science and Industry
1984 Collaborated on the Robot Exhibit, American Craft Museum
1984-1989 Member ANSI Industrial Automation planning Panel
1982-84 Collaborated with Jim Henson on robotic Mit Controllers at Robotorium, Inc,
1996-98 Early work with NT and 3D Studio Max, California
2005 Club Installation Cafe Fais Do Do (Private party, Lela Jones show and Japanese Rapper Movie)
since 1962 Making Sculpture, Art and Animation
1960s-70s worked with Sandy (Alexander) Calder on architectural design, fixtures, mobiles, stabiles, wire sculptures, polychroming, weaving and all forms o installations form galleries and museums. I can fill an empty gallery with a few rolls of wire and found objects, turning it into artwork as an event.
Archaeologist: Etruscologist, and Specialist in Ancient Indigenous American Rockart
Chief Archaeologist, Mississippian Culture Organization 1996-now.
Repatriation Archaeologist for the Wolf Clan of the Chahta, 2000-now.
~Ellsworth Jr College 1976 AA in Art & Humanities
~Drake University BFA in Sculpture and Etruscology 1978
~Post Grad Work in PR, Funding, Grantwriting NYU 1980
Deb has been doing studio artwork continuously since 1962. Deb also does commissions, Sculpture, Monuments, Water Features, Animation, Special Effects, Sets, Storyboards, American Indian Traditional Knowledge and Repatriation Archaeology/Analytical Archaeology professionally. Deb has been doing club installations since the 1960&s, the latest at Cafe Fais Do Do in LA. As a master carver she does exact sculptural portraiture. Since 2000, Deb has made it a point to mentor or give demonstrations and instruct in the community. Until its untimely demise through budget cuts, Deb worked as a contract artist instructor with the California Department of Corrections at Chuckawalla State Prison (a 72% success rate of no repeat offenders from the Arts In Corrections program, do not let these programs be lost!.) Doing studio instruction, Deb worked with the underserved 13-25 year old population living near the Salton Sea. It is a harsh desert environment and they do not have access to may professionals as it is a two hour drive from any major city across a blistering desert with many sand storms. The supporting agencies are the Torres-Martinez Tribal TANF and through the extremely successful SOS/IVROP programs designed to create marketable skills in the arts and other areas for teens and young adults at risk in the community.
Mentor your people in your community, it really pays off!
Deb can also do astrology, something she had to lean as an archaeologist to be able to read the writing and inscriptions of ancient Star Knowledge. Since Deb does not do esoteric stuff, she ends up giving astrological tune-ups to well known Psychics and other professionals in esoteric fields, because she strictly sticks to the calculations. In NYC she learned 90 Degree Astrology from Tony Bardusk and Wayne Booher while in NYC. She has consulted on scripts and shows that have references to astrology so it seems real. Astrology is easy, it is memorization, not mumbo-jumbo. Its an odd sort of specialty, and not what 20th century magazines portray it as. Just a better clock with more information on it.
As a member of round 7 Group 101 Films in the LA basin this fall, Deb is slaving over a hot computer and in her studio as we speak. They produce one film per month as a way to stimulate their own work. It’s a hair-raiser, but it is fun. If you want to participate or collaborate (even long distance as producers, screenwriters, musicians, equipment specialists, etc,) you can drop her a line at debbietheroboteer at yahoo dot com. I is mainly people working in the industry in the Hollywood area that are participating. Anyone is welcome. Everyone is listed in the cast or crew lists, and much of the work ends up in film festivals or as reels to get serious work. Some is just for fun, and some does not fly at all so its better to know now. See www.group101films.com
to check out something in your area. If you do not roll up yer sleeves and get to work, it is not gonna get done.
By the way, Deb really likes to dance, and she has a track record for keeping up with the moves. For some funny reason she was a member of the Mudd Club of Deviant Behavior in the 1980s. Use it or ya lose it.
~21 years of formal art studio education 1962-83
~AA in Art & Humanities, BFA in Sculpture & Etruscology
~Post grad work in Public Relations, Funding, Grant Writing, Museology & Curatorial Sciences
~Exhibits, installations and commissions world-wide in museums, galleries, clubs, corporations and private collections as a sculptor and artist. Club installations include 1980's Danceteria, Pyramid Club, 8BC, Mudd Club, Studio 54, 2005 Fais Do Do in LA. Exact portraits in sculpture: marble, bronze, terra cotta, plaster, high-end materials. The one of me on this site is by Athos Ongaro, 1998. Worked with Sandy (Alexander) Calder in the 1960's-70's, still make mobiles, stabiles, wire and kinetic sculpture. Weaver. Most 3D techniques and styles.
~Commissions doing custom Mid-Century Modern artwork and sculpture for 20First in Palm Springs, and with HOUSE 849 of Palm Springs on custom sculptural and architectural elements.
~Currently engineering and sculpting large natural water features for private homeowners in Coachella Valley Country Clubs with well known pool company. Same techniques used for set making, only with running water, lights, drip lines for live plants, etc. The bigger the better.
~2D & 3D animation (3D Studio Max,) stop motion, special effects, sets, installations, development of marketable product
~Cult following in the Sci Fi & Underground areas as owner and operator of the Robotorium, Inc, NYC, robot store 1979-84 (see stories in Starlog, Smithsonian, etc.) Already did that famous stuff, no big aspirations there, thanks anyway...just character stuff or sets, continuity, special effects, animation, sculpture, robotics, experimental, feature, the hard stuff is the most interesting! Even revamping something that didnt fly puzzles are fun!
~Robotics expert, mechanical engineer, member ANSI Industrial Automation Planning Panel 1984-89.
~Professional repatriation archaeologist, museologist, curator and restorationist.
~Willing to work on small or large projects any venue except any facilitating or glorifying genocide, displacement or grave robbing.
~Repatriation Archaeologist means that I put human remains and their burial goods back, especially when they have been recovered from illegal sale via auction venues. I have never personally dug anybody up. Just put them back. Donations really help, there are hundreds of thousands of remains and burial goods as well as Spiritual materials to repatriate, many from foreign countries like Germany, Belgium, etc. For contact information talk with LHantubbe at rabid at unclerabid dot com or check at www.mississippianculture.org
~for artwork and sculptor check out www.expertvillage.com
Never a dull minute.
I go out of my way to look my age since it is not the fashion in Southern Cal (Peter Pan belongs in kids books, and ya can not get your character back once you get rid of it sorta like yer shadow.) I think it's a big deal to have survived so far. I looked like a model for a number of years, that is not something that makes a big difference in life or in a career. Currently I am stylishly voluptuous in the right places over cut hard sculptor muscles. After staying in the Midwest in the 1990's I decided to regain my Iowegean colloquialisms, and that is how I talk these days. I have mastery in my fields, and don't think twice about rolling up my sleeves and working to get stuff done, even if it is problem solving or working 18 hours straight through when necessary. Where are those Weitz brothers? The Elric Saga would be fun to work on...Moorcock lived down the road from a friend who worked at my store Robotorium in NYC. Everybody around there did music professionally apparently, Moorcock still does.
Then there's the guy with the "There's a gun in my soup" T-Shirt...I'm interested but won't play swan songs. Been a while since ya had t hunt A listers down in restaurants, huh?
I would like to work with Museum and the Arts Docs, Sci-Fi, Futuristic, Fantasy, Horror and Dead Serious Forensic/Archaeological projects please, thanks
or email me at debbietheroboteer at yahoo dot com if I am out of range somewhere in the Southwestern Desert.