Jacob
McCartney

Propmaker

Jacob McCartney / J42 productions

J42 Productions Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/j42productions/

07873 364798

Jacob_John@live.co.uk

j42productions@gmail.com

Introduction

Second-year props student at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, studying prop making and special effects, who is reliable, hard-working and has an eye for detail, with an interest in mould making, puppetry and miniatures work.

Experience

Roots Car Exhibition - College balcony -Moon Rover / Coventry City College

Start date: 2015 - End date: 2017,  Location Coventry

  • As part of the Transport Design Course, we were commissioned by the Herbert Art Gallery to use an original Root’s car design and incorporate modern designs that would be on public display at the Herbert Museum.

  • We had to redesign a balcony area using a scale model to offer outdoor living, constructing the components in miniature.

  • My final project, I designed and made from scratch, a ‘Moon Rover’ inspired by the films ‘The Martian’ and ‘Moon’.

Material Introduction  / Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

Start date: 2018 - End date: 2019,  Location: Worthing

The first few months at Northbrook we were introduced to the following basic procedures, being made aware of the health and safety involved with the following...

  • Moulding 

  • Lifecasting

  • Casting

  • Poly carving

  • Painting

Shoreham Fort commission build / Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

Start date: 2019 - End date: 2019,  Location: Worthing

I was part of a first-year group, assigned to assist the second-year students who were commissioned by a local charity group ‘Friends of Shoreham Fort ’.

 I was part of a two-man team that made 10 British grenades from gun foam core with rubber skin, painted the weathering effect on the trench periscope and quality control on the bullets and cannon shell.

Big Sur / Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

Start date: 2019 - End date: 2019,  Location: Worthing

For the final project, we had to build a piece of furniture at a 1:6 scale. The piece of furniture I chose was the couch called ‘Big Sur’ designed by the artist Peter Shire.

This model was primarily made from plywood covered in sheets of styrene plastic, the difficulty was to use a non-aggressive adhesive that wouldn’t affect the finish of the delicate sheets of foam used to replicate the look of the fabric.

Education

Coundon Court Secondary School

Started date 2010 - End date:2015 Location Coventry

Coventry city college/ Level3 Diploma in 3D Architecture & Transport Design

Start date: 2015 - End date: 2017,  Location Coventry

This course is the only course in the UK to offer transport design and model making skills to 16+ students. 

On this course, I was taught how to make portfolios as well as working with materials such as extruded polystyrene, acrylic plastic, plywood as well as tools such as bandsaws, belt sanders, vacuum formers and a laser cutter. 

 

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College  / Prop making Making & Special effects FDA

( Foundation Degree )

Start date: 2018 - End date: 2021,  Location Worthing

This course is largely focused on teaching the Skills for construction props for film, TV, theatre and display, and furthers the skills I learnt at Coventry City College, including teaching moulding and casting.  

Qualifications

Coundon Court Secondary School 2010-2015

Coventry City College 2015-2017

Pearson BTEC

AQA

ASDAN

ASDAN

Pearson BTEC

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson BTEC

Level 2

Level 2

Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Art and Design

Art and Design

Mathematics

Mathematics

Art and Design

Product Design

Bronze Award

Key Skills

A

C

6 Credits

Level 2

Distinction, Merit

Pass

Pass

Distinction, Merit, Merit