© 2017 Made with love by Kelly McAdams.

BEFORE

BEFORE

BEFORE

Set Dressing

EXPECTANT MOTHER

LOST

COMMERCIAL FOR THE QUEEN OF MEATLOAF

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THE RUNAWAyS

ALMA MIA

GREEN BEE LIFE: CANNAYULE LOG 2017

Director: Michael Fiefer

Production Designer: Madeline O'Brien

 

Set dressing for the narrative, feature film, Expectant Mother (2018). We converted a hospital stage into a police station headquarters. I assisted in making fake documents, dressing desks/offices, as well as assisted in creating police emblems for halls, doors, and binders.

Director: Michael Fiefer

Production Designer: Madeline O'Brien

Set Dresser: Kelly McAdams

Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

Set dressing for the narrative, feature film, Expectant Mother (2018). We converted a hospital stage into a police station headquarters. I assisted in making fake documents, dressing desks/offices, as well as assisted in creating police emblems for halls, doors, and binders.

Director: Itamar Giladi

Production Designer: Claudia Ethridge

Set Dresser: Kelly McAdams

Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

Set dressing for the narrative, short film, Lost. I was tasked with dressing down a cluttered apartment to look minimal and bleak. In contrast, I dressed a Victorian home to look dark and mysterious, using a variety of items sourced from Universal Studios and Warner Brothers Prop houses.

Director: Dina Fiasconaro

Production Designer: Cathy Cook

Set Dresser: Kelly McAdams

Location: Baltimore, MD

 

On this built set, I was tasked with dressing a 50's-style dining room/kitchen. The kitchen was a printed backdrop of a location we took a photo of. Dining room pieces were sourced from friends and local thrift stores in the Baltimore, MD area.

Production Designer: Claudia Ethridge

Set Dresser: Kelly McAdams

Location: Hollywood, CA

 

This set was built on stage at the American Film Insitute and Conservatory in Hollywood, CA. I dressed the set using items found at local prop houses, as well as from Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, ISS, and AFI's in-house property department. The items on the walls were, agreed upon, add-ons not included in original design plans. 

Director: Dewey Ortiz Jr.

Production Designer: Kelly McAdams

Set Dresser: Kelly McAdams

Location: Baltimore, MD

 

This film was shot entirely on location and required a lot of re-purposing of set dressing pieces and using these items to make these spaces have a cluttered feel to them. Many of the items in the scenes were sourced from local thrift stores or found within the location already.

Director: Itamar Giladi 

Production Designer: Claudia Ethridge

Set Dresser: Kelly McAdams

Location: Hollywood, CA

 

This short film was shot entirely on location as well. I was tasked with dressing multiple locations that required extreme care of our locations, as well as borrowed props. I cleared a good amount of furniture to achieve these looks and of course reset our locations, identical to how they looked prior to our arrival!

Director: Anthony De Las Alas

Production Designer: Kelly McAdams

Set Dresser: Kelly McAdams

Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

This was a commerical for the cannabis company, Green Bee Life. It was their first Yule Log that I was tasksed with not only designing but dressing as well. I rented a variety of faux weed plants from Green Sets, located in Hollywood, CA. I also sourced much of the decor from local crafting stores. Fun fact: This is the same fire placed used for the Hallmark yule logs!

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Dead End

Comp: Cypress House Productions

Production Designer: Kelly McAdams

Set Dresser: Kelly McAdams

Location: Hollywood, CA

 

For this first set, I set dressed a location to look like a cluttered/hoarder's bedroom. I used wrapping paper to mimic wallpaper patterns, as well as old newspapers and book pages to add fill. I also used spray as dirt and for staining some items in the room. For the office set, I dressed it to appear abandoned during the middle of a work shift.