Is a working SPFX key and technician in the film and television industry. Mechanical Special effects is quite encompassing:
It includes the creation of artificial environments, snow rain, fog, windstorms, Fires of various sizes. Theatrical explosions with destruction and mayhem.
The movement of objects, props, people ,machines small and large. Simulate gunshots, violence, blood spattering or something simple like a falling leaf on cue. With over 15years in the industry the jobs include feature films, TV series, movies of the week, independent and student film, music videos and live venues.
As a welder/fabricator Darcy likes to build sculpture from found objects, bartered babbles, reclaimed remnants , back alley arrested , flea market forays, garbage grabs and gifted gaffe. He's keen to give some discarded junk new life and spirit as something else.
As the son of a True Junk Trader, Darcy's earlier years were seasoned with flea bags and church bazaars , auctions and estate sales. The famous Calgary East End Auction Barn (Macleans) where Junk piles would mix with the aromas of the cattle pens, the farmers market, roadhouse coffee, hotdog water steam and hay mixed with diesel smoke. The war surplus store (Crown with the airplane tail on the roof) located across from the auction provided many hours of fascination and endless curios.
At 9 years of age, darcy would watch as the Auctioneer would past sentence on abandoned hoards of refuse. A $10 bill would get you a truck-bed booty of treasures to pick through. These cardboard treasure chests provided hours of discovery and intrigue. They sometimes gave up much more.
It was there darcy learned that nothing is truly obsolete and something is made viable again with the imagination, spit polish, reclamation and maybe a few tools to help with the process.
Darcy welcomes you to his studio to view the metal machinations and assemblage, some of which are waiting for that
perfect rusty part.