Production Notes: Building House

Mark Polott New House Mayo StudiosIt should come at no surprise that we take set-building very seriously. Our Studio Manager, Mark Polott, spoke about the build and the ways in which House has transformed our set construction process.

How does the building process change from the House Sets versus the Custom Sets?

This is the seventh year we’ve built House sets, and they’ve grown to accomplish all of the various needs from our clients. You now get the custom craftsmanship that we put into a custom set, but with a setting that’s pre-built. The details and quality of the sets really establish that location-like feel.

Which was the most involved set build this year?

The Paneled Traditional. The molding was so intricate and every single board of the floor was custom stained. It certainly was the most involved set, but each year, it always proves to be one of the most popular and well loved sets. I think it’s because of the amount of detail that we put in to make it really special.

What are the most challenging and rewarding parts of the process?

For me, the most challenging aspect is finding the time in the year to schedule the build. It’s also a balancing act of building a set that is large enough to accommodate all of the intricacies that we want but that fits within our greater studio space. Each year it’s always rewarding to see the many ways the sets are transformed.


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