Mason has over 20 years combined experience in film and video production, visual effects and fabrication for both the museum and film industry. His passion for art, design, film and video started as a child, knowing at an early age he wanted to make visual effects. He organized, fabricated and produced countless videos, handmade props and models; including an annual haunted house attracting audiences from around the Dallas metroplex.
He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), turning down acceptance at traditional film schools, in effort to get his hands on a state-of-the-art film camera with the intent of producing his own films right away. He got his start working in the Chicago film industry, while pursuing his own experimental artistic career.
In late 2000, his move to Los Angeles was motivated by a desire to combine his love for art with his desire for film-making. It was here that he founded and operated 365pm, a nonprofit community arts organization. He worked on productions such as; The Aviator, Sexual Life, and assisted some of the worlds most prominent artists such as Paul McCarthey, Chris Burden, Sol LeWitt and Mike Kelly.
After the birth of his daughter, he and his family moved to Minneapolis and he turned to Exhibit Design and Fabrication primarily for museums and private clients. He started MPHall Design, a shop that truly combined all forms of fabrication and film-making into one.
Today, he lives in Berkeley with his wife and two kids and works independently for institutions such the Exploratorium, while continuing to make custom design objects and experimental film.
Mason continues to expand his experience combining modern and traditional fabrication techniques to create truly beautiful experiences that exsist both the digital and physical world.
His experience having worked on such a vast range of projects over the years, makes him a true problem solver who can bring any unrealized idea come to life.