Set Dresser Resume Samples

A Set Dresser is a professional in the film and television industry who is responsible for dressing sets and other production areas. They work in tandem with the Art Director to create a desired look and feel for the set. Typical daily activities are mentioned on the Set Dresser Resume as receiving, unpacking, and organizing costumes, props, and set dressings, organizing and maintaining set materials and supplies, Setting up, assembling, and breaking down sets and assisting cast and crew with any needs they have.

The most sought-after skills include the following – expertise in fashion trends and a good knowledge of fabrics, colors, and textures, ability to quickly and efficiently process costumes and props, organized and detail-oriented with excellent communication and problem-solving skills and understanding of staging directions and use furniture and props to create a desired scene. A secondary school diploma or GED certificate is commonly expected from applicants.

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Set Dresser Resume

Summary : As a Set Dresser, Read the script, conducted extensive research on all the settings/locations, conversing often with the director and others in the art department to lock down desired visuals, and selecting the appropriate items under the confines of the budget.

Skills : Graphic Design, Logistics.

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  1. Selected set props such as furniture, pictures, lamps, and rugs.
  2. Read scripts in order to determine location, set, and designed requirements.
  3. Designed and produced displays and materials that can be used to decorate windows, interior displays, or event locations such as streets and fairgrounds.
  4. Collaborated with those in charge of lighting and sound so that those production aspects could be coordinated with set designs or exhibit layouts.
  5. Observed sets during rehearsals in order to ensure that set elements do not interfere with performance aspects such as cast movement and camera angles.
  6. Coordinated the removal of sets, and props, and exhibited after productions or events were complete.
  7. Assisted with dressing scenes, cleaning, and making sure each prop was returned and in good condition.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
High school diploma


Set Dresser Resume

Objective : As a Set Dresser, reported directly to the set decorator, production designer, and/or lead dresser, but is also guided by members of the art, set decoration, and prop teams. Helped to bring the director's vision to the screen, one table, chair, desk, lamp, poster, framed picture, and period-accurate cup in a Western at a time.

Skills : Inventory Management, Cold Calling.

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  1. Assisted the Set Decorator in prepping sets to ensure visual accuracy and continuity.
  2. Responsible for the set look and atmospheric feel of the film location.
  3. Analyzed overall requirements and timeline specifications as needed for each set. 
  4. Used their strong creativity, design judgment, and resourcefulness to decorate multiple environments while achieving the desired message, story, or mood. 
  5. Created videos based on realistic scenarios so sets must be relatable and believable.
  6. Set up and decorated multiple sets (i.e. furniture, lighting, decorative items).
  7. In charged of storing and placing all dressings, maintenance, and repairs, and keeping track of the inventory.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High school diploma


Set Dresser Resume

Objective : As a Set Dresser, strong attention to detail, a great visual eye, a knack for research, history, and different settings, a Rolodex of thrift stores/antique shops/prop houses at the ready, and tracked things down, worked quickly, and collaborated with a wide variety of people (and departments) in a day. A vast knowledge of the production process is extremely helpful.

Skills : Supervising, Managing.

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  1. Arranged objects on a film set before rolling the camera.
  2. Worked under the direction of a Production Designer and the Set Decorator, typically with a Leadman/Lead Person as their immediate supervisor.
  3. Worked with the props department or construction department.
  4. Worked under the supervision of the production designer and set decorator.
  5. Ensured that the set is safe and secure at all times.
  6. Worked with the wardrobe department to ensure all clothing and accessories were properly placed.
  7. Prepared and set up the set according to the director's vision.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High school diploma

Set Dresser Resume

Objective : As a Set Dresser, worked on film sets to arrange set dressing items such as pictures and furniture before the camera. Picked up, transported, and organized set dressing items to and from the set.

Skills : Coordinating, Editing, and Production.

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  1. Handled the placement of everything before cameras roll, it’s the job of the on-set dresser to supervise the props and decorations during principal photography, moving them around to accommodate the lighting and camera crews, making sure they’re in their proper locations according to the script, and keeping track of continuity. 
  2. Created the time and place that will be depicted in the story.
  3. Worked with the director to create an emotional response from viewers by taking a specific area or scene in a movie and making it seem as though it exists in reality.
  4. Worked with the director and art department to make sure that all of the items on a set matched together in terms of color, style, time period, and theme.
  5. Designed and planned settings, scenic environments, and properties (props) for theatre, dance, opera, television, video, gaming, and film productions.
  6. Designed rendering skills, both for physical construction plans and digital design.
  7. Advised the production's director and art department regarding set elements that would make it look more realistic.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
High school diploma

Set Dresser Resume

Headline : As a Set Dresser, implemented the set decorating needs for each set of a film. Put together the set walls, floors, furniture, and other scene-specific items.

Skills : Attention to detail, Time management.

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  1. Worked in theater or film and was responsible for constructing each scene's background. 
  2. Used a variety of props, materials, and furniture to create backgrounds that are realistic and align with the set decorator or production designer's vision. 
  3. Reported directly to production designers, set decorators, and lead dressers. 
  4. Aspired set dressers start their careers as production assistants and advance through various roles within the arts and props department. 
  5. Prepared theater and film sets by arranging background objects before a performance. 
  6. Helped with the return of any rented props and inventory cleanup/organization.
  7. Researched and using various set items, set dressers typically have to track all associated expenses.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High school diploma

Set Dresser Resume

Objective : As a Set Dresser, specifically dealt with items on stage that were not interacted with by actors. In charge of finding and installing curtains, wallpaper, photos, bedspreads, rugs, and other items onto the set.

Skills : Communication, Physical stamina.

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  1. Worked under tight deadlines and communicated if deadlines were slipping or delayed.
  2. Made and communicated estimated time needed to complete work and tasks.
  3. Experienced with sets, scenic painting, miniatures, and stop-motion productions.
  4. Worked under the director, producer, and scenic designer.
  5. Worked closely with the production designer and set decorator to ensure that the scene of every set had a lived-in appearance that was convincing to the audience.
  6. Created the initial setting for a film scene or play, set dressers have to follow the production's story and make sure that every set item is placed correctly based on new story developments. 
  7. Carried heavy objects, such as furniture, and worked for long periods of time.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High school diploma

Set Dresser Resume

Objective : Set decorator is responsible for creating the look and feel of a film or television set. Worked with the director, cinematographer, and other members of the creative team to select props, furniture, and other elements for their scenes.

Skills : Planning, Coordinating Skills.

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  1. Gathered and installed required assets on sets according to the production design.
  2. Prepared sets and assets for required shooting or production needs.
  3. Viewed film dailies and responded to recommendations regarding asset placement, texture or color modifications, and/or shooting needs.
  4. Coordinated desired set modifications with the fabrication departments.
  5. Worked directly with the camera crew, stage crew, and the 1st Assistant Director.
  6. May conducted basic research or analysis and provide it to others for use in decision-making on some matters.
  7. Identified what kind of set elements would work depending on the production's script and also the ability to find them.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High school diploma

Set Dresser Resume

Objective : As a Set Dresser, arranged objects on a film set before shooting. Worked under the direction of a lead man and the Set Decorator. Placed furniture, hung pictures, and put out decorative items.

Skills : Tracking, Collaborative Skills.

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  1. Ensured that all safety standards were met on the set.
  2. Supervised and coordinated a team of Set Dressers.
  3. Tracked expenses related to set dressing and reported to the Production Manager.
  4. Read and interpreted blueprints and other technical documents.
  5. Experienced with the proper use of tools, such as screwdrivers, saws, and hammers.
  6. Worked with a team in a collaborative environment.
  7. Ensured that the props and furnishing were in the proper location for the script and to maintain continuity, as scenes were often shot out of order.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High school diploma

Set Dresser Resume

Summary : As a Set Dresser, played a vital role in theatrical or film production as they help bring a scene to life. Read scripts, conducted research, created designs, collaborated with other production specialists, and secured materials needed for set construction.

Skills : Planning, Creative Skills.

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Description :

  1. Provided creative direction for set stylists in daily live show studio installs and future event projects.
  2. Created new and upscale lifestyle table settings for our Waterford Crystal products which has resulted in a 48% increase in sales.
  3. Assisted the artistic director in studio management, scheduling, and sourcing props.
  4. Set up Holiday décor for a major cruise line with travel to ports in the United States and Puerto Rico.
  5. Created visual presentations for a variety of special events.
  6. Moved items as necessary to make room for the filming equipment. 
  7. Adapted or fabricated sets and props as required, while ensuring the sets and props are maintained throughout the production.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
High school diploma

Set Dresser Resume

Headline : As a Set Dresser, oversaw the final artistic development of physically realized miniature sets and environments. Installed scale props and dressing props in accordance with the given production design, while visually portraying the desired set effect.

Skills : Dresser, Creative Skills.

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Description :

  1. Worked with the Production Designer and Art Director to create visually striking sets according to the design plan.
  2. Sourced, acquired, and organized all materials and furniture needed for set decoration.
  3. Assisted the Art Director in the selection of colors, textures, and materials that will be used on the set.
  4. Created a props list for each scene and ensure all props are available at the right times.
  5. Safely transported, installed, and arranged furniture, décor, and props on set.
  6. Maintained the neatness and orderliness of the set during production.
  7. Repaired or repainted furniture or props as needed.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
High school diploma