Ruaridh Mackenzie FX & Propmaking

Ruaridh Mackenzie

I'm a Propmaker based in the UK.

Skilled in a variety of different methods for realising a concept.

Skills include but are not limited too:

Painting
Traditional, Scenic, spray gun/airbrush, Prop Finishes, Textures, sign writing, Marbling, Wood Finishes, Stamp

and Stencil Making
Sculpting
Additive and Reductive. Buff/Wed clay

NSP/Plastalene/Monster Clay
Poly/Wood & Building Armatures

Drawing
Drafting/Scale Drawings, From Observation
Scaling up/down, Charcoal/Pencil/Ink

Fabrication
Plastazote/Upholstery/EVA, Carbody/sanding and filling, Steel, Aluminium, Resins, PVC/Styrene/Delrin

and building Supporting Structures for Meching
Patternmaking
From a 3d object or adjustmentsto a current pattern,

for foam, fabric, metal, wood, fur and leather
Wood working
Hard wood Furniture making to Scenic Carpentry/Joinery

by hand or machine
Mechanics
Cable systems, Leverage, Pulleys,Gears, Cams, Hydraulics
Metal working
Aluminium, Steel, Brass, Mig/Stick, Basic Tig,

Cutting/Shaping/Grinding,Machine Lathe and

Drill Press, Riveting and Tapping
Electrics
Vero/Breadboard Curcuits, Fault finding,
Servo Motors and basic Arduino

Upholstery
Basic Traditional, Propmaking
Sewing
Hand, Machine or Industrial
Casting
Resin, Wet layup, Latex, Foam, Silicone, Jesmonite, Gelatine, Vac forming,Vac Bagging, reinforcment with Hair, jute,
Glass Fibre and Carbon

Mouldmaking
Tin/ Platinum silicones, Plaster, Latex, Alginate and Resin, Multi part Mother, Matrix, Block Moulding, Tool and Brush up
Make up effects
Basic Application, 3D & Flat plate Appliances,
Painting and repairing

Full and clean UK drivers licence and
Vehicle

CV

Education

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland BA Production Art & Design  - September 2016 -  July 2019

​City of Glasgow College SVQ Level 5 Preparing and Using    Semi-Automatic MIG, MAG and Flux Cored Arc Welding Equipment
 - September 2018 - October 2018 

Freelance Employment

Plunge Creations

- March 2020 - Prop maker and Foam Fabrication

Citizens Theatre

 - November 2019 - December 2019 - Prop and Puppet Maker

 

Nimba Creations
 - September 2019 - October 2019 - Prothetics     

   casting and workshop assistant

JFDFX/Made in Sterling
 - August 2019 - September 2019 - Sculptor

Cirque Bijou Paisley Halloween Carnival
 - September 2019 Mask/Puppet Foam Fabrication

Eoghann Menzies Design
 - May 2019/ August 2019 - Furniture Maker

Outlander Season 5 - Starz/Sony Pictures - July 2019 - Propmaker

Dragon Skin Studio
 - May 2019/July 2019 - Sculptor/Machinist/Mouldmaker

Film

Outlander - Propmaker - Starz/Sony Pictures - 2019

Burnistoun Outrager - Propmaker - The Comedy Unit - 2018

Chippy and the boat - Prop/model maker - Ruth Darling 2016
Carapace - Prop maker - Sophie Wilkinson 2017
The big spread - Prop maker - Ruth Darling 2017
Incoming tide - Set carpenter - Niall Scott Martin 2018
What separates us from the beast - Propmaker - Ruth Darling 2018

Theatre

Pinocchio - Puppet and Propmaker - Rachel Canning 2019

The Lost Elves - Puppet and Propmaker - Alisa Kalyanova 2019
Kevin Quantum Anti Gravity - propmaker - Kevin McMahon 2017

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Peter Pan - Propmaker - Robin Peoples 2018
Breathing House - Propmaker - Ruth Darling 2018
Bat Boy - Propmaker - Jack Sheehan 2018
Savitri & Der Kaiser von Atlantis - Propmaker - Loie Whitemore 2018
Julius Caesar - Propmaker/Scenic Artist - Kirsty Currie 2018
Titus Andronicus - Propmaker - Carys Hobbs 2018
Pool of Bethesda - Propmaker - Alisa Kalyanova 2018
Street Scene - Propmaker/Scenic Artist - Adrian Linford 2018
Spring Awakening - Propmaker/Scenic Artist - Kenneth McLeod 2018
London Road - Propmaker - Megan Grieve 2018

 

Pleasure and Pain - Propmaker - Alisa Kalyanova 2017
The Jungle Book - Propmaker - Robin Peoples 2017
The Wonderful World of Dissocia - Propmaker - Debbie Jenkins 2017
Chess - Propmaker - Kenneth MacLeod 2017
Die Fledermaus - Propmaker - Mark Bouman 2017

 

Macbeth - Propmaker - Alisa Kalyanova 2016