Jon Craine

Entertainment Design
TV + Animation

Ragdoll // Lucy Woodward

Shot in one day on location in a Brooklyn bar and on a sound stage with a shoestring budget, Craine designed and art directed the Ragdoll music video with great economy of resources. Directed a five person art department. (2010)

Producer: Gregor Clark
Director: Davy Woodward
Composer: Lucy Woodward
Director of Photography: Chris Scarafile
Production Design and Art Direction: Jon Craine
Set Decorator and Prop Master: Leah Offenbach
Production Company: Plenty NYC

Telemundo Studios // Houston KTMD-TV

Craine worked with NBC Universal/Telemundo to create a vision for the future renovation and expansion of Houston KTMD-TV’s broadcast studios. Craine took the project from concept through to installation. In preparation for 2012′s Fall Sweeps, the major design principles and themes of the concept were integrated on a smaller scale into the existing architectural footprint of the 1st floor broadcast studio. In 2013 the studio space was extensively renovated to accommodate the rollout of the larger concept proposal in its entirety. As a cost effective measure, set elements that were fabricated and installed during the initial Fall 2012 rollout were modified and/or integrated into the final studio expansion.

Art Director and Project Lead: Jon Craine for Big Vision Group
Set Designer: Martin Andrew
Broadcast Systems Design: TI Broadcast Solutions Group

 

Inhaler Wrestling // American Lung Association

Craine designed and built the stop-motion animated characters for this nationally distributed public service announcement for the American Lung Association. Created in collaboration with Emmy award-winning studio Catman & Mary, the spot humanized the asthma inhaler product by assigning the character attributes of professional wrestlers. The hero characters, representative of the new CFC-free inhalers, were designed with a flamboyant style that contrasted with the drab styling of the villain characters, who embodied the outdated CFC inhaler products. (2007)

Writer & Director: Gregor Clark and Sebastian Conley
Character Design: Jon Craine
Puppet Fabrication: Jon Craine
Production Company: Catman & Mary

Solomon Brothers // Comedy Central

Jon Craine provided production design and art direction for this Comedy Central promo featuring the cast of the movie The Brothers Solomon. The child’s room setting, a visual pun, featured two over-sized kid’s chairs that were designed to dwarf the talent and accentuate their childish motivations. Shot on a sound stage in New York with a limited budget, Craine turned the project around within a week, from concept to strike. (2007)

Project Credits
Directors: Adam Pierce and Alex Cohn
Director of Photography: Paul Kloss
Production Design and Art Direction: Jon Craine
Production Company: Charged

Smoking Gun TV // Court TV

As the animated series’ production designer, Jon Craine created the design for all 36 segments in a variety of styles, all of which were based on a low-brow aesthetic chronicling the misdeeds of celebrities as reported by smokinggun.com. Craine led an art department of 15 artists in the creation of all sets and props. The series debuted in the fall of 2005 on Court TV. (2005)

Directors: Adam Pierce and Alex Cohn
Created/Written by: Fractured Hip Productions
Director of Photography: Paul Kloss
Production Designer: Jon Craine
Costume Designer: Cara Tuttle
Built by: Chaulkline Studios
Production Company: Charged

Subway // Eat Fresh

Jon Craine collaborated with Charged and Catman & Mary to design and fabricate the sets and props for a series of stop-motion animated spots for Subway’s Eat Fresh campaign. Created on a miniature scale, Craine also fabricated all set elements. (2006)

Creator/Director: Gregor Clark, Catman & Mary
Director of Animation: Adam Pierce
Director of Photography: Paul Kloss
Animators: Eileen Kohlepp, Kevin Coyle, and Adam Pierce
Set Design and Art Direction: Jon Craine
Sets Built by: Jon Craine
Puppets Built by: Studio Yuji
Production Company: Charged

Glenn Martin DDS // Nickelodeon

Jon Craine collaborated with Michael Eisner (Tornante), Curious Picture’s Eric Fogel, and the stop-motion masters at Charged (NYC) in the creation of the animated television sit-com pilot, Glenn Martin DDS, which made its series debut on the Nickelodeon network in the summer of 2009. With a design/build schedule of less than three months, Jon Craine led an art department of ten artists in the creation of all sets, scenery, vehicles, and props.

Craine designed a miniature suburban “McMansion” (interior and exterior) based on a 10-inch tall puppet. The show also required the design and construction of a 4-foot long RV and an N-scale replica of all exterior elements, including the RV and house. Because of the complexity of the shots, the multiple scales, and the limited budget, Craine had to design with great economy.

To accommodate the miniature scale of the stop-motion animation, much care was taken in reproducing minute detail. In addition, all set elements had to withstand many long hours on set under hot lights without wilting or moving. (2007)

Director: Eric Fogel
Director of Animation: Adam Pierce
Production Design and Art Direction: Jon Craine
Character Design: Eric Fogel
Lead Carpenter: Will Pike
Production Company: Charged
Producer: Tornante

Hamlet 2 // Comedy Central

Jon Craine provided production design and art direction for this Comedy Central promo featuring Steve Coogan of the movie Hamlet 2. The professor’s office setting was staged within a suite at the Ritz Carlton in Manhattan. Shot on a limited budget, Craine turned the project around within a week, from concept to strike. (2009)

Project Credits
Directors: Adam Pierce and Alex Cohn
Production Design and Art Direction: Jon Craine
Production Company: Charged

The Tomatos // MTV

As the show’s production designer, Craine collaborated with Eric Fogel (creator of MTV Celebrity Death Match) and the puppet masters at Charged (NYC) on the animated mini series that debuted on MTV in the fall of 2006. Craine led an art department of 10 artists and designers in the creation of all miniature sets and props. A spoof on the mobster movie genre, the series was a comical fruit and vegetable splatter-fest. (2006)

Director: Eric Fogel
Director of Animation: Adam Pierce
Production Designer: Jon Craine
Set Designers: Jon Craine and Martin Andrew
Character Designer: Eric Fogel
Production Company: Charged

Back From the Future // MoveOn.org

This live action spot distributed by MoveOn.org as an online interactive call-to-action was shot in both Los Angeles and New York. Due to scheduling concerns, the background set was built and shot in New York while the talent and foreground elements were shot in L.A. against a green screen. The editors and animators at Charged then combined the elements and added the motion graphics. Craine directed a five person art department split between the L.A. and NY locations. (2010)

Directors: Adam Pierce & Yaniv Raz
Creative Director: Laura Dawn
Production Design and Art Direction: Jon Craine
Set Fabrication: Jon Craine, Andy Harmon, Paul Sison, Philip Godwin
Prop Master: Philip Godwin
Motion Graphics and Animation: Charged Studios
Production Company: Charged Studios

Adventureland // Comedy Central

Jon Craine provided production design and art direction for this Comedy Central promo featuring the cast of the movie Adventureland. The amusement park setting featured a milk toss midway game complete with dozens of stuffed animal prizes. Shot on a small stage in New York with a limited $2,000 budget, Craine turned the project around within a week, from concept to strike. (2009)

Project Credits
Directors: Adam Pierce and Alex Cohn
Director of Photography: Paul Kloss
Production Design and Art Direction: Jon Craine
Scene Shops: John Creech, Cobalt Studios
Production Company: Charged