|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.
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.
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.
Learning Channel "Death By Chocolate" & "The
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.
Desaulniers of the Trellis of Williamsburg, VA.
Display Booths for Gulfstream Racetrack
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.
more on this and other
designs using 3d models
Mechanical Drawings for Univision
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.
case studies for 3d models.
Univision Network - "Latin Grammy
a musical tribute to the Latin Grammy winners of the
The show was staged at The Bank United Center, University
of Miami, Florida.
3d design in Vectorworks 10, scenic design elements included floor plans, elevations and construction drawings, with 3d models.
Univision Network - "Premios
"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.
Galavision Network - "Acceso
Maximo"is a weekly entertainment
news show airing in the U.S. and over twenty countries
on the Galavision network.
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
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
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,
"Primer Impacto" The set design included floor plan, elevation
and construction drawings, with Vectorworks 10, 3d model renderings. These
shows are done in Miami, Florida.
Impacto" daily news show.
interesting feature is the illusion of depth in a average
are covers concealing the large monitor when not in use, that
rise up to reveal the monitor live on camera.
here for more
on Primer Impacto
"Sunshine Cuisine" Miami
"World Business Review" Washington D.C.
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.
"Nightly Business Report" Miami, New York and
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.
Sets and Props
PBS WPBT in Miami
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
IATSE Local 477 Set Designer - Draftsman, Shop Craftsman, Set Dresser 1996 - 2016
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.
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
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
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.