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Viewfinder by Louie Rochon

A giant sized project by Louie Rochon. He takes us through every step of the way from basic design to despatch of the finished piece.

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Introduction


Latest art creation, a rendition of a classic "View-Master' for use as a multi-media presentation for the Three Springs Visitor Center in Colorado.

The Steps

My rendition resembles the classic Viewmaster and will house a multi-media presentation.
My rendition resembles the classic Viewmaster and will house a multi-media presentation.

I am creating a 3' x 3' x 3' viewmaster, which will house a flat screen monitor for use as a presentation at the Three Springs Visitor Center.
I am creating a 3' x 3' x 3' viewmaster, which will house a flat screen monitor for use as a presentation at the Three Springs Visitor Center.

Clearing space in the studio.
Clearing space in the studio.

Design Phase.
Design Phase.

Final Design Ideas.
Final Design Ideas.

Final Design Ideas.
Final Design Ideas.

Creating a 'mock 20 inch monitor' similar to the one that will need to fit inside.
Creating a 'mock 20 inch monitor' similar to the one that will need to fit inside.

1/4 inch plywood base for foundation.
1/4 inch plywood base for foundation.

Foam core panels - taping wire into edges for strength and flexibility.
Foam core panels - taping wire into edges for strength and flexibility.

Trimming wire ends.
Trimming wire ends.

Scoring foam core panels to add flexibility while forming to piece.
Scoring foam core panels to add flexibility while forming to piece.

Slow bending/forming of wired & scored panels.
Slow bending/forming of wired & scored panels.

Fitting one of the numerous foam core panels into shape.
Fitting one of the numerous foam core panels into shape.

Taping a panel into place.
Taping a panel into place.

Cutting top curved panel.
Cutting top curved panel.