Hernan Camacho SDSA
May 2nd, 2019
In a Few Words...
Which talent would you most like to have?
Lately, I draw notes and ideas constantly in my work books. I do this to relax, and to convey my thoughts on set dressing. Similarly my experience allows me to pull from proven solutions achieved over a 30 year career, however as an introvert, I wish I had the talent to promote myself better so people could see my work.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I believe my greatest achievement has yet to happen however, when I see my children, there’s really no greater comparison. Designing and receiving a patent on a best selling keyboard that Microsoft ultimately adopted, was a close second.
Which word or phrase do you most overuse?
The phrase I use often, is also my mantra,
“If I’m not learning, I’m not growing.” I look to every job as an opportunity to immerse myself in something I was unfamiliar with before.
What do you look for on the Craft Services table?
Recently, I’ve been binging on HoneyCrisp apples, but I won’t pass up toasting a bagel with some strawberry cream cheese. I’m partial to Nestle’s 100Grand Chocolate Bars, and will squirrel away as many as my jacket pocket will hold.
Please name a benefit of being an SDSA member.
I believe the biggest benefit to being a new SDSA member is meeting other set decorators that I’ve admired for years but never had the courage to introduce myself. The SDSA events encourage comradery, and I feel very welcomed. The Society has allowed me to shed a competitive trait that didn’t really help me grow as an individual; at least not as much growth as supporting fellow decorators, and sharing with them my sources. You get more when you give more, as I’ve learned on the Day With A Set Decorator seminars. They are in my opinion, often more satisfying for me, than for some of the students enrolled in the Masters’ Program.
THE AFFAIR (S3)
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
THE MANDARIN (Re-shoots)
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