SET DESIGN.

RAD Sets and Effects
REALISTIC ADVANCED DESIGN

Sets and Effects

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R.A.D. opened its doors in 1989. R.A.D. sets and effects has served the Film and Media industry for over 20 years. R.A.D. is a one-stop company where film makers, national commercial agencies, production companies, and record labels utilize creative services for their products and artistic ventures.

No project is too big or too small. RAD works with both union and non-union experts and craftsperson in designing, building, transporting, operating, and



installing: props, sets, and effects - on stage or location. Professional props! In-town or out-of-town is never a problem. RAD does it where ever the shoe fits. RAD: always ready to pack our bags and head out to where the filming is good.  Making works function on location is a RAD specialty. Let’s Go Team!

Working with RAD is Blast. K. Von DeWitt, Owner – Operator, has an extensive history creating special effects - including working with pyrotechnics, explosives, and stunt persons. RAD: Always made SAFE!

Wet or dry. RAD: designs, engineers, and constructs practical props for all environments and situation. Von is a certified diver, and likes to get wet.

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BIO.

Von DeWitt is a long-time visual media
professional; for more than a quarter
of a century, Von has produced diverse
works in all media trades, thus grinding
down his gumption, and forcing him to
create Galactic Pig Productions – a group
of really cool people that get the job done right, with no Hollywood tissue paper
attitude.

What was once a part-time job as a PA
with Doug Trumbull's Showscan Film
Corporation mutated into a career
producing product for the multimedia
industry. In 1987 Von opened and operated
R.A.D. Sets & Effects, producing specialty props and special effects for national commercials, feature films, and enough music videos to blow anyone's ear




drums. He also owned and operated Downtown Stage.Von is an affiliate of Local 44 (props, sets and effects), and Local 800 (art directors and productions designers). Von often incorporates his love of art and music into his works, as “look
and sound stimulate.”

Springboarding off this platform, Von
has assumed the role of Producer,
Director, and Broom-pusher on his own
short works and has teamed up with
Award-winning director Aaron Mento
and Cinematographer / D.P. John
Snedden
– to kick cool projects in the
butt, and “Get ’er done with fun.”

A published science fiction author, Von
has dedicated his life to the production



of intellectually interesting and stimulating
science fiction works and metaphysical
thrillers; thus the chain-smoking, carpal
tunnel syndrome, and stack of novels
that rival most bookstores, as:
“Story Is Everything.”

The film production road is a wacky
one, and the more whacked the better,
in Von's opinion. Good story make one
think, and thinking leads to bottles of
aspirin, and unwashed laundry. So with
that simple principle in mind – get ready
for some of the coolest and wackiest
stories ever to grace or disgrace the
silver screen.

For the audience surely will not be bored.

Professional CV >  |   Actor CV >

PROFESSIONAL CV.

Introduction:

  • President: Galactic Pig Productions
  • Director / Producer / Writer / Production Designer / Art Director / Construction Coordinator / Effects Engineer / Scenic Artist / Designer / Storyboard Artist / Camera Operator / Actor
  • Company Owner: Operator: Realistic Advanced Design (RAD) Sets And Effects
  • Local Affiliate 800: Production Design and Art Direction.
  • Local Affiliate 44: Props and special effects
  • 25 years experience in film, television, and media - multiple trades

PROJECTS

Name Title / Position Director/ Company

Film:
Heathen’s Gate Producer Galactic Pig Productions
You Don’t Know Dick Co-Producer Grip Commando / GP
5ive Production Designer Otto Pretinger / Cannan
Last Respects Producer Ransom Pictures
Pay Back Props / Sets Warner
Apt Pupil Props / Effects Brian Singer/ Spelling
Storybook Art Director L. Dumoni/ PM Ent.
Hardcase Production Designer D. Doan / Malibu
And God Spoke Asst Art Dir. / Lead scenic A. Borman
Tall Tale Sets and Effects J. Chechik / Caravan Pic.
God Money Production Designer D.Doan / Malibu
Red Rock West Construction Coordinator J. Dahl / Black Crow
Army of Darkness Lead Scenic IntroVision
First Power Sets and Effects Nelson Entertainment

Television / Commercials:
MTV train Director / Producer Blind Snake / MTV
Isuzu Construction Coordinator Stark Productions
Santa Sets and Effects Commercials While-U wait
Tribute to black music Art Director B.E.T
Shoes Bridge Sets and Effects Commercials While-U wait
Space Ship Sets and Effects Commercials While-U wait
Sema Construction Coordinator Fugitive films
Saturn cars Construction Coordinator D. Sena / Propaganda
Mountain Dew Art Director D. Kellogg / Propaganda
HBO - Comedy Special Construction Coordinator Visualize
Pizza Hut Storyboard Artist B.B.D.O.
Budweiser “Beach” Construction Coordinator Iguana films
Coca Cola “Always” Const. Coord. / Effects D. Kellog / Propaganda
Start Card Const. Coord. / Effects D. Kellog / Propaganda
Footlocker Art Director D. Sena / Propaganda
Nestle – Aero Const. Coord. / Effects D. Kellog / Propaganda
Oridea Potatoes Const. Coord. / Effects G. Gold / Propaganda
Kinney Shoes Const. Coord. / Effects D. Kellog / Propaganda
F.H.P. Art Director D. Nelson / Casablanca
Rock The Vote Art Director A. Stutz / Slice of Life
STP Const. Coord. / Effects R. Wainwright / Fragile
Rock The Vote Art Director A. Stutz / Slice of Life
Autofom Const. Coord. / Effects D. Nelson / Casablanca
KFC Art Director / Set Designer G. Gold / Propaganda
Scott’s Turf Builder Construction Coordinator G. Gold / Propaganda
Ozium Const. Coord. / Effects D. Nelson / Casablanca
J.C. Penny Const. Coord. / Effects G. Gold / Propaganda
TBS (Turner) Key Props A. Turman / TBS
Letterman Intro NBC A. Turman / NBC
Marshalls Construction Coordinator R. Wainwright / Fragile
Richard Simmons Construction Coordinator R. Wainwright / Fragile
BETV Construction Coordinator Art Dept.Co. / BETV

Music Videos:
Johnny Dirt Director / Producer Blindsnake
Generators Production Designer / AC C. Taylor / Ransom
Queem AC / lighting C. Taylor / Ransom
Michael Jackson Specialty props Classic concepts
Wyclef Construction Coordinator Fugitive Films
E-Z-E Construction Coordinator T. Lauderback / Pirate
Pennywise Construction Coordinator D. Doan / Royal Films
MC Ren Art Director Panic Films
Heavy “D” Construction Coordinator P.R.O.
Dr. David Viscott Construction Coordinator Phillips International
HWA Art Director Panic Films
Centerfold Portfolios Art Director Trakilis Productions
Christopher Williams Art Director Beaude / Propaganda
Brotherhood Creed Art Director D. Doan / Royal Films
The Love Club Production Designer R. Singer / Clean Slate
Oak Town 357 Const. Coord. / Effects R. Wainwright / Fragile
Tin Machine Const. Coord. / Effects D. Sena / Propaganda
Tara Kemp Const. Coord. / Effects Desert Music
New Kids On The Block Construction Coordinator Calhoun Productions
Jet Boy Art Director / Sets Glendale Studios

OTHER PROJECTS CONSTRUCTION LEAD / LEADS SCENIC:

1993 HBO Movie - New Eden, Disney – Mighty Ducks
1990 Playboy, Miller Beer, Planters Peanuts, Ted Nugent, Pepsi
1989 Designed and built three recording studios
1988 MCI, Diet Pepsi, Southwest Bell, Kit Kat, Century 21, Long John Silvers, Energizer, Disney’s “Blast to the Past”, U2, Al Stewart, Peter Setera.
1987-‘86 Decline of Western Civilization, CBS movie of the week – Winnea,
Set companies: Sunrise sets, PC sets, Jet Sets, Cinnabar, Show Motion,
1986 Showscan Film Corporation: Electronics Labs, Camera Systems, Sound Systems, Props Department, Production Assistant.
1985-’84 All Effects Props Shop. Office Manager. Movies: Short Circuit, 52 Pick Up
1984-’82 Showscan Film Corporation: Camera assistant, Model shop. Production Assistant, Effects Assistant.

Actor CV > | Bio >

ACTOR CV.

Von DeWitt is a long-time visual media
professional; for more than a quarter
of a century, Von has produced diverse
works in all media trades, thus grinding
down his gumption, and forcing him to
create Galactic Pig Productions – a group
of really cool people that get the job done right, with no Hollywood tissue paper
attitude.

What was once a part-time job as a PA
with Doug Trumbull's Showscan Film
Corporation mutated into a career
producing product for the multimedia
industry. In 1987 Von opened and operated
R.A.D. Sets & Effects, producing specialty props and special effects for national commercials, feature films, and enough music videos to blow anyone's ear




drums. He also owned and operated Downtown Stage.Von is an affiliate of Local 44 (props, sets and effects), and Local 800 (art directors and productions designers). Von often incorporates his love of art and music into his works, as “look
and sound stimulate.”

Springboarding off this platform, Von
has assumed the role of Producer,
Director, and Broom-pusher on his own
short works and has teamed up with
Award-winning director Aaron Mento
and Cinematographer / D.P. John
Snedden
– to kick cool projects in the
butt, and “Get ’er done with fun.”

A published science fiction author, Von
has dedicated his life to the production



of intellectually interesting and stimulating
science fiction works and metaphysical
thrillers; thus the chain-smoking, carpal
tunnel syndrome, and stack of novels
that rival most bookstores, as:
“Story Is Everything.”

The film production road is a wacky
one, and the more whacked the better,
in Von's opinion. Good story make one
think, and thinking leads to bottles of
aspirin, and unwashed laundry. So with
that simple principle in mind – get ready
for some of the coolest and wackiest
stories ever to grace or disgrace the
silver screen.

For the audience surely will not be bored.

Professional CV >  |   Bio >

BIO.

Von DeWitt is a long-time visual media
professional; for more than a quarter
of a century, Von has produced diverse
works in all media trades, thus grinding
down his gumption, and forcing him to
create Galactic Pig Productions – a group
of really cool people that get the job done right, with no Hollywood tissue paper
attitude.

What was once a part-time job as a PA
with Doug Trumbull's Showscan Film
Corporation mutated into a career
producing product for the multimedia
industry. In 1987 Von opened and operated
R.A.D. Sets & Effects, producing specialty props and special effects for national commercials, feature films, and enough music videos to blow anyone's ear drums.

More >


PROFESSIONAL CV.

Von Kraemer DeWitt - Introduction:

  • President: Galactic Pig Productions
  • Director / Producer / Writer / Production Designer / Art Director / Construction Coordinator / Effects Engineer / Scenic Artist / Designer / Storyboard Artist / Camera Operator / Actor
  • Company Owner: Operator: Realistic Advanced Design (RAD) Sets And Effects
  • Local Affiliate 800: Production Design and Art Direction.
  • Local Affiliate 44: Props and special effects
  • 25 years experience in film, television, and media - multiple trades

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ACTOR CV.

Von Kraemer DeWitt / FILM:

  • Heathens' Gate
    Lead - Hood Galactic Pig Productions
  • You Don't Know Dick
    Supporting - Comic henchman
    Grip Commando Productions
  • Catch it – Keep it
    Lead - Contestant / Discovery Channel
  • Afterlife
    Supporting - Confederate soldier
    IFC Productions
  • Last Respects
    Supporting - Russian spy Ransom Pictures
  • Climax
    Supporting - Lab technician Dave Shindler Productions

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WRITINGS.

FREE PIG TALES  (Von writes Sci-Fi!)

Below are published stories the will eventually come to life on the screen for all. Read the stories and cast your vote for your favorites. The most popular - by response - will be given consideration for green light Production. Write a review, send feedback, and become eligible to be cast in a Galactic Pig Feature.
CC-GNU GPL
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Details under SUBMISSIONS.
Executive Editor – K.Von DeWitt

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FULL STORIES
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TEASERS


The science fiction stories at left are available here, and also under The Prognosticating Pig page. All materials are shared with Pig fans, Galactic Pig associates and enthusiasts. All published materials found here on sites are copywritten and subject to US and international copyright laws applicable.

The Galactic Pig “BE COOL POLICY”: Please know… Downloading or viewing material off this site are for your personal use and enjoyment… and sharing amongst your friends and fellow Pigs. Frankly, we know your gon’na do whatever you want, but if you’re un-cool…. just don’t let us catch you in a dark alley, as the Pig bites. That’s what our law degrees and lawyers are for. Have fun, and just ask if you need anything,

… It’s that easy. Stay cool Pigs!



FILM
• Blood Moon (2010)
Heathen's Gate (2009)
• Storybook (1995)
• Red Rock West (1993)

ACTOR
• Catch It, Keep It S01E09 (2009)

WRITER
• Time For A Change (2008)
• Girlfriend (2008)
Von Kraemer DeWitt

Von Kraemer Dewitt

Partner, Producer, Director
and Production Designer

• CV + BIO
• PROJECTS + FILMS
• SET DESIGN
• WRITINGS
• GALLERY