Eric Verderame Resume

Specializing in sculpting foam, clay, steel, concrete, wood, plastics and numerous other materials to create one of a kind art pieces.

Walt Disney Imagineering

Dimensional Designer Lead
Location: Glendale, Ca

  • I recently completed construction on Pandora, The World of Avatar. This work included three years of sculpting and prototyping hanging vines, roots, trees, floating mountains and bioluminescent plants. Responsibilities included fabrication, production, onsite installation and creative overview. I worked with multinational, multi-diciplinary, teams of producers, production designers, art directors, vendors and Imagineering artisans. The creative intent and esthetic of Pandora has become a reality with amazing results.

SG Studios

Sculptor
Location: Roseville, California

  • I coordinated and sculpted interactive spider puppet props and articulated costumes for South Korea’s Lotte World nightly parade. I sculpted a large sunken Viking shipwreck for a concept show. I also painted scenic effects for Candyland traveling exhibits.

Hormay Co.

Tree House Project
Location: Northern California

  • Personally hired by Zsolt Hormay, VP – Creative for Walt Disney Imagineering. I welded and sculpted artificial tree limbs for a unique tree house residence. Working primarily with stainless steel, epoxy and concrete, I created over 400 one-of-a-kind artificial, hyperrealistic branches.

N2-Art, Inc.

Sculptor
Location: Burbank, CA

  • Sculpted 26′ Oscar for the Kodak Theater 2012 Academy Awards

Industrial Light & Magic (Kerner Optical)

Sculptor
Location: San Rafael, CA

  • Worked SFX welding and sculpting for Cowboys and Aliens and Pirates of Caribbean IV

Verderame Arts (art and production studio)

Sculptor (Self-Employed)
Location: Arizona and California

  • Established a full working production studio producing paintings and sculptural creations.
  • Set, prop and FX construction for Imagination Theater.
  • Designed, manufactured and installed a 12′ x 14′ dimensional steel sign for the state of Arizona.
  • Created a three-dimensional abstract golf sculpture commission.
  • Sculpted 18’H x 18’L Assyrian Bull for the Citadel Outlets in the City of Commerce, California.
  • Sculpted three twenty-foot monoliths for the Ponca State Park in Nebraska.
  • Fabricated three-dimensional metal signage for a pet boutique at the Hyatt Shops Pinion Pointe in Sedona, AZ

After School Creative Club

Owner/Operator – Art School
Location: Folsom, CA

  • Established and operated an art school for children and adults. Implemented and taught a wide variety of craft and fine art disciplines including painting, sculpture, pottery/ceramics, drawing, woodworking, and more.

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sculptor
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Godzilla (motion picture) Patrick Tatopoulos Design, Inc.

Warner Bros. Studios

Sculptor
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Batman and Robin (motion picture)

20th Century Fox

Sculptor
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Jingle All The Way (motion picture)
  • Independence Day (motion picture)

Creative Presentations

Sculptor
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Lotte World Korea (amusement park)

Paramount Pictures

Sculptor
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • The Indian In The Cupboard (motion picture)

Paramount Pictures

Sculptor
LocationGreater Los Angeles Area

  • Congo (motion picture)

The Walt Disney Company

Sculptor
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Styracosaurus (amusement park)

TFX

Sculptor
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Batman Forever (motion picture)

United Artists

Sculptor
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Tank Girl (motion picture)

The Mall Group

Sculptor
Location: Thailand

  • High-Rise Mall (amusement park)

Art Sculpture & Production

Sculptor
Location: Burbank, CA

  • Universal City Walk – Camacho Statue

Paramount Pictures

Sculptor
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Blue Chips (motion picture)
  • Waynes World II (motion picture)

20th Century Fox

Sculptor
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • True Lies (motion picture)

Carolco

Sculptor
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Stargate (motion picture)

Art Sculpture & Production

Sculptor
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • The Forum Caesars Palace

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sculptor
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Last Action Hero (motion picture)

Landmark Entertainment/Roboshop

Sculptor
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Special effects/amusement parks

Lexington Scenery & Props

Sculptor
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Showscan (interactive media)

Hot Props

Sculptor
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Jeep Commercial

Walt Disney Imagineering

Sculptor/Prop Maker/Construction
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Great Moments at the Movies and Back Lot Break Area
  • Disney/MGM Studio Park. Delta Dream Flight – Disney World Magic Kingdom
  • Goofy About Health and Cranium Command – Wonders of Life Pavilion Epcot Center
  • Star Tours – Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland