Set Prop Designer Miami Beach, expert Vectorworks 3d modeling, rendering construction plans by Joe Saitta      
 

Joe Saitta
(954) 961-7743

EMAIL j_saitta@hotmail.com

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Scenery, display, prop design and construction for film and video based in Miami, Florida.
Art Director, Set Designer - Draftsman, Scenic Painter, Shop Craftsman and Prop Maker
Set Designer, Draftsman FOX Television Pilot 2015, Miami


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Twentieth Century Fox Television "Rosewood" 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.
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
Display concept and design by Joe Saitta


"Topless In Miami" 2012-2014, 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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Renderings and Designs for "Eco Experience" South Florida International Auto Show Display


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



Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show Display Booth Rendering
Vectorworks 10 Display Booth for 2012 Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show Display Booth

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.

Spring 2012 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.

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.


Univision Network
"Latin Grammy Celebra"
Joe Saitta Design 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. My scenic design elements included floor plans, elevations and construction drawings, with 3d models.


Univision Network
"Premios Juventud"


Joe Saitta Design for Premios Juventude 05

"Premios Juventud"
is an annual musical youth award show. The set design included my floor plans, elevations, construction drawings and lighting plots, with 3d models. The show was built at Propmasters Miami and staged at the Bank United Center, University of Miami, Florida.

Joe Saitta Design for Premios Juventude 05

Galavision Network
"Acceso Maximo"

Joe Saitta Design for Acceso Maximo 2006 on Galavision

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

The set features led 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 included floor plan, elevations and construction drawings, with 3d model renderings. Entire design was delivered to shop via email. Because of my decades long relationship with Propmasters Miami, I have the confidence to know the job will be done exactly the way I want it.


Galavision Network "Sports Update"


Joe Saitta Design for Sports Show on Univision
Full 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.

"Premio lo Nuestro"
annual musical award show.


Joe Saitta Design for Premio Lo Nuestra music awards show set on Univision
The set design included floor plan, elevation and construction drawings, with 3d model renderings. These shows are done at the Knight Center theater in downtown Miami, Florida.


Joe Saitta Design for Premio Lo Nuestra music awards show set on Univision

 

Joe Saitta Design Vectorworks rendering for display booth for Gulfstream Racetrack Casino

Display Booths for Gulfstream Racetrack
This display design included my color 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.

3D Mechanical Vectorworks Drawings for Univision Network
Joe Saitta Design Vectorworks rendering for motorized monitor bracket on Univision Network

These are two different designs I created for a motorized monitor bracket, for "Lente Loco" show on Univision Network. The design called for actuators and electrical components to drive bracket be hidden and still maintain a sleek, retro, aerodynamic look.
Vectorworks 3d bracket design animated presentation

The bracket also needed to articulate in multiple positions. 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 "Primer Impacto"
Joe Saitta Design for Primer Impacto set on Univision
"Primer Impacto" is a daily news show s
een all over the world. The set design included floor plan, elevation and construction drawings, with 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.

PBS Network Shows

PBS "Sunshine Cuisine" Miami
Joe Saitta Design for PBS Network show Sunshine Cuisine

Sunshine Cuisine aired 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 Design for PBS Network show World Business Report with Casper Weinberger and Alexander Haig

The scenic design elements 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. The set was shipped to Atlantic Video in Washington DC.

Joe Saitta Design 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. My 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.

More Sets and Props PBS WPBT in Miami

TLC "Death By Chocolate " &
"The Burgermeisters"

Set Design by Joe Saitta for Death By Chocolate TV Show

"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.



Commercials
Joe Saitta Design for Kmart Commercial set with Latin star Thalia

I have designed and created scenery and props along with effect and product table top work for over fifty commercials with Johnson Burnett, Backyard, Feldot Productions and others. Credits include Pepsi, Hebrew National Hot Dogs, Planters Peanuts and Miller Beer.
The scenic design elements included floor plans, elevations and construction drawings, with 3d models. The client was able to view the set from all angles before the build at Propmasters Miami.

This was shot at Miami Five Studios and features latin singer Thalia leaving the "Big K" theater and meeting a throng of fans.



Set Designer - Draftsman, Shop Craftsman, Set Dresser, Joe Saitta member IATSE since 1996


Joe Saitta
(954) 961-7743

email j_saitta@hotmail.com


IATSE Local 477 Studio Mechanic Set Designer - Draftsman, Shop Craftsman, Set Dresser 1996 - 2016
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More than a decade experience in Vectorworks, SketchUp, AutoCAD, 3D Studio, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, Illustrator, VizRT, Filemaker, After Effects, Premiere, MS Word, Excel, Access and Visio.
Certified Hardware, Systems and Network Support
CompTIA A+ and Network+ Certifications and InfoComm AV Technologist and Project Management Certifications.

Experience
Set Designer, Draftsman for FOX Television Pilot Miami, 2015.

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 2012 Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show and Miami International Auto Show. Commercials at Ice Palace Studios and Music Videos at Great Southern Studios in Miami.


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

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

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.
Floor plans, elevations, construction drawings and 3D modeling with fly-over 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 and news bureau in Washington DC.

Staff Scenic Designer and Construction Coordinator for WPBT Miami PBS Network from 1984-1996.
Design, drafting for 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 and expense reports.

Propmasters Miami, Florida 1985-86 1997-2000
Prop Builder, Carpenter and Scenic Painter. Credits include Pepsi "Whale's Tail", Wendy's Commercials with Dave Thomas, Miami Vice - Glenn Frey Grammy Night Pepsi Commercial and Don Jonhson HBO special.

Other Props and Scenic References
IATSE 477 Movie Set Dresser and Props. Member since 1996
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.
Set & Prop Designer Miami Fl Experienced in beach location work, expert Vectorworks 3d modeling, rendering construction plans by Joe Saitta. Set Draftsman on 2015 Fox Television Pilot, Miami

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