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CHANTAL RIVERA Set Design Portfolio


Index 01. Curriculum

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um ul ric ur .C 01 Creative constructive Set Designer with experience in the Theatre and Interior Design Industry. Collaborated with Teatro dell’Opera in Rome and among a private lab for a Theme Park in Turin, Italy. Completed all projects according to specified deadlines. Excellent learner and executive, skilled in 3D and 2D programs, Photoshop and Manual skills.


EDUCATION Chantal Rivera Set Designer riverachanty@gmail.com +39 3339495462

Italiano

Native

SKILLS Autocad 2D / 3D

2014 - 2017

RUFA - University of Fine Arts of Rome University Degree in Set Design

2013

Gaiety School of Acting - Dublin Acting & Performing Arts Summer school

2015

Studio Castelli - Rome Workshop Set Design for TV

2010

Education en France - Paris Linguistic stage in French

2008 - 2013

Istituto Trinità dei Monti del Sacro Cuore - Rome High School Diploma in Languages and Arts

1998 - 2008

St. Francis International School - Rome Kindergarden – 8th Grade

English

WORK EXPERIENCE Rhinoceros

Cambridge ESOL, CAE Advanced level

February 2018 In progress

3d Studio Max 2016 - 2017

Photoshop CC

Français

Illustrator

Indesign

Microsoft Office /Adobe

DELF B2 • Esabac - Diplôme en langue Française

Español

Final Cut DELE A2

2D/3D Designer Scene Up - Roberto Ciambrone Via di Affogalasino 50, Rome -Designing all set designs of a theme park for children in Turin, Italy -Solving daily design and human factors problems -3D rendering skills Stage 2D/3D Designer Rome Opera House - Designed costructive tables and set up schemes of various Operas (Cosi Fan Tutte, Andrea Chénier, Il Viaggio a Reims, Lulù, Carmen Caracalla, Fra Diavolo, under Head Designer supervision Alessandro Nico). -Organized the warehouse storage -Scale drawings - If necessary helped with set up (painting, sculpture)

April 2016

Set Designer -Set Up for Beatrice Baldacci Short Film selected for the 70° edition of Cannes Festival

April 2015

Assistant MaXXI Museo Via Guido Reni, 4, Rome -Scale drawings -Solving design and human factors problems

June / July 2012

Assistant Paradise Row Art Gallery S.R.L 74 Newman St, Londra -Organized set up for the various exhibitions


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Into a Portkey

Theatrical set design for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The aim of my thesis is to summarize to the full all the influences that have characterized the birth of Harry Potter’s magical world; British culture, Mythology, the meaning of the Colors, Geometry, Numerology and Alchemy. From the Harry Potter saga, I chose the last volume since it’s main action is time travel and without it I would not have succeeded to enclose the most important themes in seven scenes.

Train station

The Library

Slytherin Dorms


The Ministry

The Lake

Harry’s House

The Labirinth


Into a Portkey Technical scheme

I started to study the gears of the clock and its circular shape until I came up to the “machine� concept. The scenic environment is a unique working system without the interruption of harmony between audience and by closing the curtain. I wanted to create a strong visual impact that reminded the foundations of an imposing structure, the whole magical atmosphere synthesize into a container that worked independently - that was the synthesis of the gear itself. A permanent scenic machine consisting of four rectangular towers, placed two on each side of the stage, with iron beams structure and with internal motorized platforms, sliding on iron tracks which, visually speaking, could magically break the immensity of each tower 11,50m high. Finally I inserted on each side of each tower an iron profile with a metal grid (as well as for security) that recalled the buttresses of these architectures.

Pianta Rapp.: F.S.


Axonometry

Section


Axonometry –C-track on which the platforms run

Planimetry – Opening sequence of platforms on three levels

Opening sequence of the first mobile sector of the ladder system


Into a Portkey Costume

Albus Severus Potter

Scorpius Malfoy

Deplhie


Rome Opera House

Collaboration on Theatrical set up design

Collaborated with various Set Designers, under the supervision of Head-Constructor Alessandro Nico for Rome Opera House production 2016-2017 such as; Viaggio a Reims, Paolo Fantin’s scenes and directed by Damiano Michieletto. Carmen, Samal Black’s scenes and directed by Valentina Carrasco. Andrea Chenier, Gianni Carluccio’s scenes and directed by Marco Bellocchio. Fra Diavolo, Massimo Troncanetti’ scenes and directed by Giorgio Corsetti. BALAUSTRA BALAUSTRA DX

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Window with balcony Technical schemes

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Banister set up scheme

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PARETE 3 SX

sezione A - A1

PARETE ESTERNA 1 SX

FINESTRA 2 SX PILASTRO 1

Scenes by Gianni Carluccio - Andrea Chènier

Center stage wall Set up scheme


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Wagon A Internal Assonometry

Technical schemes for stairway carriage

Scenes by Gianni Carluccio - Andrea Chènier

FRA' DIAVOLO

CARRO CASA "A" GRANDE

- SCHEMA GENERALE PARETI LEGNO -

Rapp.: 1:50 08/07/2017


Rome Opera House

Collaboration on Theatrical set up design

CREATO CON LA VERSIONE DIDATTICA DI UN PRODOTTO AUTODESK BLOCCO SCALA

BLOCCO CAVALLA DIETRO (sopra e sotto)

Assonometry greenhouse structure

RINGHIERA

BLOCCO CAVALLA LATERALE (sopra e sotto)

BLOCCO CAVALLA LATERALE (sopra e sotto)

BLOCCO CAVALLA AVANTI (sopra e sotto)

BLOCCO CARRO DIETRO BLOCCO CARRO AVANTI CREATO CON LA VERSIONE DIDATTICA DI UN PRODOTTO AUTODESK

Tower structure Assonometry

Scenes by Samal Black - Carmen

CREATO CON LA VERSIONE DIDATTICA DI UN PRODOTTO AUTODESK

CREATO CON LA VERSIONE DIDATTICA DI UN PRODOTTO AUTODESK

BLOCCO PIATTAFORMA


Planimetry detail for frame door

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Front view of lateral wall

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Lateral wall

Scenes by Paolo Fantin - Il Viaggio di Reims


Aida

Di Giuseppe Verdi

The scenic layout is very synthetic, reduced to its bone marrow and to its volumetric essentiality. Designing the scene changes, I conceived a diamond-like floor structure with entrance stairs and a central platform to create an evocative image of power . The three independent sectors at the center stage can rise from ground level. The scenes are framed by square walls that rotate on pins. Geometrism and the artist Arnoldo Pomodoro influenced me in the design.

Costume design of Inspiration

Storyboard


The Lower depths Di Maksim Gor’kij

Gor’kij is considered one of the most important writers of Social Realism and many of his works highlight the fight against ignorance and tyranny. Originally it is set in a landfill where the characters sleep and “dream, each in their way, for an unlikely escape from misery in which they are imprisioned.” In my set we find ourselves in an Imperialist Russia and I broke the ceiling to highlight the lower level / floor of the characters. The contrast of warm colors within the decayed dormitory and the cold background of Russia accentuates the social detachment of which Gor’kij talks about.


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Gattaca

Di Andrew Niccol

A fan-fiction film set in a possible future where you can change small imperfections directly manipulating the DNA. I idealized the hospital / study facility where the various experiments take place; Abstractionism in its form, the great shell and the immense stair a remember the DNA thread, they are influenced by Kandinsky’s painting. Inside at the first floor we find some huge walls that can rotate on a central pivot, creating dynamic beams of light. On the second floor we have the gym and the various offices closed by glossy black walls. Outside, the water that descends from the two side pyramids descends into the external fountain that embrace the entrance stairs. I wanted to create a dynamic futuristic place that could embrace natural elements.

Art can broadcast emotions directly from it’s colors and forms on music rhythm “Eerything starts from a dot”. – Kandinsky –

Front view – High perspective

Front view – Human sight

Internal view – Ground floor

Internal view - First floor


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Corvus Corax Di Beatrice Baldacci

Short film selected at the 70th edition of the Cannes festival. Michael, an introverted and shy 18-year-old boy, is shooting a film on animals with his friends. For artistic and economic reasons the troupe renounces the idea of having real animals and decides that each member of the crew have to interprets a character, wearing each an animal costumes. Michael begins to feel comfortable with his character and to make up confidence with his own crow costume, so much to start wearing it even outside the sets. Finally, Michael realizes how comfortable he is, disguised as a crow and begins to assume the behaviors of the animal. In the end, Michael will choose to live the rest of his bird life. The atmosphere is gloomy and has to represent the crow characteristics.

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English greenhouse - like room Interior Design

I designed a room that could contain an environment featuring an English greenhouse. An environment for relaxation, reading and music. Set in the 1930s.

Plan floor


Section A

Section B

Section C

Section D


English greenhouse - like room Interior Design

Versione colorata


Sgabello per pianoforte

Attaccatura della seduta alla base con due assi di legno incastrate a croce tra di loro e avvitate Stoffa di velluto con stampa decorativa policroma (blu, viola, rosa) Struttura in legno scuro Decorazione a ricciolo Tipologia: trespolo (tre gambe) 40cm di diametro


“Cinecittà - La Grande Macchina”

Progettazione Mostra permanente a Cinecittà di Roma


Set design section Assonometry

HALL -Projection of most relevant history facts on Cinecittà .

HOLLYWOOD COSTUME Interaction with mechanic mannequins

FIRE ROOM -Projection on wall + voiceover

TELEVISION SECTION Immersive experience with projections on walls and mirrors

SET UP SECTION Interactions with constructions, sounds and projections

HOLLYWOOD COSTUME Partecipation on recording 5 sec. individual movement & projected on 3D infinite symbol on wall.

CINEMA SECTION Procjetions on wall with infographics

Television section Assonometry

Set design section Sketch

References

Cinema section Assonometry


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Sketches

Rigoletto di Giuseppe Verdi


La Figlia di Iorio di Gabriele D’Annunzio


Sketches

La Bottega del Caffè di Carlo Goldoni


La Bella Addormentata di Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij


Sketches


Photoshop


“Et Cetera”

Modern Art exhibition in MaXXI of Rome

I collaborated in the preparation of the exhibition “Et Cetera” C / O MaXXI in Rome, taking care of the architectural and scenographic aspect, under the direction of the Curator Genny Di Bert and the architect Ottaviano Razetto


Percorso con impianto elettrico

Percorso con pallettes illuminati evidenziati


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Set Designer / 3D &2D  

Excellent learner and executive, skilled in 3D and 2D programs, photoshop and manual skills.

Set Designer / 3D &2D  

Excellent learner and executive, skilled in 3D and 2D programs, photoshop and manual skills.

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