Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders
Aaron Close
Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Aaron Close

Person Name
Aaron Close
Mobile Phone
07540 352 227

I've been an Art Department professional since early 2017, starting out as an Art Dept Assistant and Prop Maker, I have since worked as a Set Designer, an Art Director, and a Production Designer on numerous Short Films and Commercials, while also working regularly as an SFX Technician (and occasional Standby) on larger budget projects including Outlander seasons 4 & 5 (Sony/Starz), The Princess Switch 3 (Netflix), The Rig (Amazon Studios), Life After Life (BBC), Desert Warrior (Disney/MBC), His Dark Materials 3 (HBO), Havoc (Netflix), Willow (Disney+), and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens 2 (BBC/Amazon Studios) and Anansi Boys (Amazon Studios).

I was even fortunate to work for 9 weeks in a junior role as a part of John Nolan Studio's Creature Effects Department on Jurassic World: Dominion towards the end of 2020.
I'm able to turn my hand to many different strands within the Art Department as a whole, but I especially enjoy Set Dressing, Petty Cash/Production Buying, and of course Prop Making.

This is my third career after being a Publican, then an IT/Data Installation & Service Engineer (and then spending three years at the University of Edinburgh studying Sociology & Politics), before coming back to my creative childhood roots in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Art, Design and Model-Making, and starting my journey in Film and TV.

- Set: dressing, basic design & build
- Carpentry: basic set build, repair, flats, false walls, basic furniture, shelving
- Props: script breakdown, research, buying, budgeting, returns, standby
- Mould-Making & Casting: silicone moulds (mod-roc jacket), fast-cast resin, gun foam, biscuit foam, liquid latex
- Painting: acrylics, emulsions, spray paints, metallic effects, rust, weathering
- Metalwork: basic fabrication & welding (mig) in sheet, box section, tubular steel, cylindrical bar, flat bar
- Graphics: photoshop, flyer/poster design, menus, labels, business cards, stationery, letterheads, logos
- Drawing: sketching, concept art, basic technical drawing (analogue)