Set Prop Designer Miami Experience in beach location work, expert Vectorworks 3d modeling, rendering construction plans by Joe Saitta          

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Scenery, display, prop design and construction for film, video, trade shows based in Miami, Florida. Expert Vectorworks 3d modeling, rendering and construction plans.

Set Designer, Draftsman FOX Television Pilot, Miami
Exhibit Designer, Miami International Auto Show
Props, sets and effects national brand commercials
10 years staff Designer, Construction Coordinator Univision Television Network, Miami
11 years staff Designer, Coordinator WPBT, Miami PBS Network
PBS Network projects in New York, Washington D.C.
Set Designer, Construction Coordinator Great Southern Studios, Miami
Shop Craftsman/Scenic Painter USA Network "Burn Notice"

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Joe Saitta Scenic Designer, Miami based design construction of scenery, displays, props, puppets for movies, TV, film, video, theater, trade shows. Set Designer, Draftsman FOX Television Pilot 2015, Miami. Expert Vectorworks 3d modeling rendering construction plans.
Twentieth Century Fox Television "Rosewood" 2015
Meet Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Junior, the most brilliant private pathologist in Miami, who uses his wildly sophisticated autopsy lab, to perform for-hire autopsies to uncover clues that the Miami PD canít see.
I had the great fortune of working as Set Designer with acclaimed Art Director George Goodridge, Production Designer Cece DeStefano, Construction Coordinator Mike Metzel and the best production crew in the business, on the coolest looking show to come along in many years.
Set Designer Joe Saitta Fox Television Series Miami Beach Florida

Miami International Auto Show Miami Beach Convention Center
Exhibit concept and design by Joe Saitta

"Topless In Miami" with convertibles Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, Audi TT-S and Jaguar XKR-S. Design consisted of floor plan, elevations, 3D construction drawings and 3D animated presentation. Display featured 50' platform depicting a drive on Miami causeway with sunrise and palms as a back drop.
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Exhibit and display construction design Miami Beach Palm Beach Ft Lauderdale south Florida

Renderings and Designs for "Eco Experience"
South Florida International Auto Show Display

Concept and Design Rendering by Joe Saitta for South Florida International Auto Show at Miami Beach Convention Center

Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show Display Booth Rendering

Display Booth for 2012 Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show Display Booth

Spring 2015 Design by Joe Saitta 3D rendering of superhero concept costume and props, for a web based video series working title Black Widow. Features include body armor and mechanical arms that serve as weapons platform.

 

 

My 3D rendering of superhero concept costume and props, for a web based video series working title "Black Widow". Features include body armor and mechanical arms that serve as weapons platform.

These menacing appendages will also capture her prey and enable her to climb and grasp architectural structures for optimum position, leaving her hands free to operate conventional weapons, as well as electronic countermeasures like signal jamming, surveillance and communications devices.


The Learning Channel "Death By Chocolate" & "The Burgermeisters"
Discovery Network Set Design Death By Chocolate TV Show by Joe Saitta

"Death by Chocolate" and it's companion "The Burgermeisters" aired on The Learning Channel for two seasons in Prime Time and on AM Saturdays. Host is C.I.A. Chef Marcel Desaulniers of the Trellis of Williamsburg, VA.

Joe Saitta Design rendering for trade show booth for Gulfstream Racetrack Casino

Display Booths for Gulfstream Racetrack
This display design included my color Vectorworks renderings, animated presentation, floor plans, elevations, construction drawings with 3d models. This was a small job but important client for the medium sized scene shop.

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Joe Saitta Design rendering for motorized monitor bracket on Univision Network

Mechanical Drawings for UnivisionSet Prop Designer Vectorworks 3d modeling, rendering construction plans by Joe Saitta Monitor bracket animated presentation for Univision

These are two different designs I created for a motorized monitor bracket, for "Lente Loco" show on Univision Network. The design called for the actuators and electrical components needed to drive the brackets be hidden and still maintain a sleek, retro, aerodynamic look. The bracket also needed to articulate in multiple positions and be strong enough to accommodate the weight of a large flat screen monitor and not sway or rock excessively when in motion.

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Univision Network - "Latin Grammy Celebra" 2006Joe Saitta Set Designer, 3d design in Vectorworks 10, for Latin Grammy set on Univision Network

 

"Latin Grammy Celebra"is a musical tribute to the Latin Grammy winners of the past

The show was staged at The Bank United Center, University of Miami, Florida.

 

 

 

Joe Saitta Set Designer rendering 3d design in Vectorworks 10, for Latin Grammy set on Univision Network

3d design in Vectorworks 10, scenic design elements included floor plans, elevations and construction drawings, with 3d models.

 

Univision Network - "Premios Juventud"

Set Designer Draftsman for Univision Premios Juventude 2005. 3d design in Vectorworks 10 by Joe Saitta Miami. "Premios Juventud" is an annual musical youth award show. The set design included my floor plans, elevations, construction drawings and lighting plots, 3d models, all in Vectorworks 10. The show was built at Propmasters Miami and staged at the Bank United Center, University of Miami, Florida.

 

Joe Saitta Set Designer Premios Juventude 05

Joe Saitta Set Designer Premios Juventude 05

Joe Saitta Set Designer Premios Juventude 05


Galavision Network - "Acceso Maximo" 2006
Joe Saitta Set Designer for Acceso Maximo 2006 on Galavision. 3d design in Vectorworks 10.

"Acceso Maximo"is a weekly entertainment news show airing in the U.S. and over twenty countries on the Galavision network.

The set features plasma monitors, recessed neon lighting and light boxes with interchangeable back lit graphics. This set shares a studio with five other shows, so it all strikes into a small truck and can roll away with built in wheeled platforms.


The set design modeled in Vectorworks 10, included floor plan, elevations and construction drawings, with 3d model renderings. Entire design was delivered to shop via email. Because of my twenty seven year relationship with Propmasters Miami, I have the confidence to know the job will be done exactly how I want.

Galavision Network "Sports Update"

Joe Saitta Set Designer for Sports Show on Univision. 3d design in Vectorworks 10.
Full 3d Vectorworks 10, 3d design models rendered to high resolution photo realistic prints. Animated walk through presentations were also rendered for the bid packs that were emailed to the shops to aid the bidder to quickly interpret the drawings.

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"Premio lo Nuestro"
Awards Show

Joe Saitta Set Designer for Premio Lo Nuestra music awards show set on Univision. 3d design in Vectorworks 10.

Joe Saitta Set Designer for Premio Lo Nuestra music awards show set on Univision. 3d design in Vectorworks 10.

Joe Saitta Set Designer for Premio Lo Nuestra music awards show set on Univision. 3d design in Vectorworks 10.

"Premio lo Nuestro" annual musical award show.The set design included floor plan, elevation and construction drawings, with 3d model renderings. These shows were done at the Knight Center theater in downtown Miami, Florida.

 

 

Univision "Primer Impacto"
Joe Saitta Set Designer for Primer Impacto set on Univision. 3d design in Vectorworks 10.
"Primer Impacto" daily news show.
The set design included floor plan, elevation and construction drawings, with Vectorworks 10, 3d model renderings. These shows are done in Miami, Florida.

One interesting feature is the illusion of depth in a average size studio.

There are covers concealing the large monitor when not in use, that rise up to reveal the monitor live on camera.

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on Primer Impacto

PBS Network Shows

PBS "Sunshine Cuisine" Miami
Joe Saitta Set Designer for PBS Network show Sunshine Cuisine

Sunshine Cuisine On 179 television stations nationwide, including the top 25 television viewing markets.
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PBS "World Business Review" Washington D.C.
Joe Saitta Set Designer for PBS Network show World Business Report with Casper Weinberger and Alexander Haig
Set design included several color renderings, floor plans, elevations and construction drawings, with 3d models. The client was able to view the set from all angles before the build at Great Southern Studios in North Miami Beach. The set was shipped to Atlantic Video Studios in Washington DC.

Joe Saitta Set Designer for PBS Network show Nightly Business Report with Paul Kangas

PBS "Nightly Business Report" Miami, New York and Washington D.C.
As the staff Scenic Designer with PBS Affiliate WPBT 2 for eleven years, I provided color renderings, floor plans, elevations and construction drawings, with 3d models. Supervisors were able to view the set from all angles before the build. Along with this set were smaller satellite sets for the News bureaus in New York City and Washington DC. I also designed and built control rooms and edit bays in the New York and Washington bureaus.

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PBS WPBT in Miami


Commercials
Joe Saitta Set Designer for Kmart Commercial with Latin star Thalia

Design, construction of scenery and props along with effect and product table top work for commercials with Johnson Burnett, Backyard, Feldot Productions and others. Credits include Pepsi, Hebrew National Hot Dogs, Planters Peanuts and Miller Beer.
Kmart Scenic design shown included floor plans, elevations and construction drawings, with 3d models. The Art Director Patrick Coll was able to view the set from all angles, before build at Propmasters, Miami. This was shot at Miami studio, features latin singer Thalia leaving the "Big K" theater and meeting a throng of fans.


Joe Saitta Set Designer Draftsman, Shop Craftsman. Member IATSE since 1996
Joe Saitta
(954) 961-7743
email j_saitta@hotmail.com


IATSE Local 477 Set Designer - Draftsman, Shop Craftsman, Set Dresser since 1996
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Software
SketchUp, AutoCAD, 3D Studio, Vectorworks, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, Illustrator, VizRT, Filemaker, After Effects, Premiere, MS Word, Excel, Access and Visio.
Certified Hardware, Systems and Network Support with CompTIA A+, Network+ Certifications and InfoComm AV Technologist and Project Management Certifications.

Experience
Joe Saitta Designs 1996 - Present
Design, drafting and construction of Displays, Props, Special Effects and Scenery in Miami, New York, and Washington DC. Recent projects include displays for Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show and Miami International Auto Show. Commercials at Ice Palace Studios and Music Videos at Great Southern Studios in Miami.

2015 FOX Television Pilot Miami, IATSE 477 Set Designer, Draftsman working with Art Director George Goodridge, Production Designer Cece DeStefano, Construction Coordinator Mike Metzel.

2015 TVM Productions, HBO "Ballers", IASTE 477 Scenic Painter.

2014 MTV EMA Show, Bayfront Amphitheater Miami, IATSE 500 Stagehand, Carpenter and Rigging.

2014 LOGO TV NewNowNext Show, Kimpton Beachcomber, Miami Beach, IATSE 500 Stagehand, Carpenter and Rigging.

Set Construction and Scenic Painter 2011 USA Networks "Burn Notice" Construction of Signs, Scenery, Props and Set Painter.

Staff Designer for Univision Networks 1997- 2007
Creation of Floor plans, Elevations, construction drawings and 3D modeling with animated presentations. Graphics on VizRT, Vis Artist live on-air 3D rendering system. Construction of Scenery, Props, Special Effects, cabinets, furniture and displays including carpentry and painting. Drafting for in house renovations in Miami corporate office.

Set Design and Construction Coordinator Discovery Networks TLC 1993-1994
Art direction including props table top Product Shots and Special Effects for top rated prime time cooking shows "Death by Chocolate" and "The Burgermeisters".

Staff Scenic Designer and Construction Coordinator for WPBT Miami PBS Network from 1984-1996
Design, drafting and construction of in house renovations in Miami, New York, Washington DC, Delray Beach and many other locations. Duties included creation of Floor plans, Elevations, construction drawings. Graphics, 3-D design, Props, Special Effects and Scenery. Supervision of full-time production staff, subcontractors, warehouse, shop and studio. Procurement of materials and supplies, including coordination of capital budgets and requests, purchase orders, check requisitions, expense reports. Production of computer generated designs and graphics using industry-standard software. Construction supervisor for in-house renovations including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, plastering, painting and HVAC.

IASTE 500 Theater and Trade Show Technician
Miami Beach Convention Center, Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center, Florida Grand Opera, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Jackie Gleason Theater Miami Beach.

Commercials - Florida Lotto, Kraft, Planters, KMart, Sears, Hebrew National Hot Dogs, Pepsi, Goya Foods, Isotoner gloves, Toyota and Miami Herald.

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