Building 'Weltschmerz'

Background

“Weltschmerz” is a mid 1930’s holocaust film with two sets; a German train boxcar, and an interrogation room. These are the first two sets I designed and built. This set was built in an on-campus studio at San Diego State University. The majority of the building crew were students taking an introductory class for TV and Film design, in which they are required to put in weekly hours building sets on campus.

Construction

The box car was created out of individual 12’’x10’ planks of exterior wall paneling. We laid the pieces flat on the floor and connected the pieces before standing it up and attaching them. We aged the wood with paints and sand paper.


The interrogation room was a simple plastered box with one wild wall. The look of the room came from research on German buildings in and around internment camps.