About Artistry In Motion
Artistry In Motion is a collaboration of highly skilled artisans that provide the highest of quality of props and set dressing, as well as offering historical consultation and art direction for films, television productions, and museum displays. Artistry In Motion was founded in 2008 to fill a void in the film, television, and display fabrication fields. AIM set out to create a company that would gather historians, researchers, fabricators, and artisans who could not only work together, but also produce results with the highest quality possible.
Jeremiah D. Hornbaker
Jeremiah D. Hornbaker is a Penn State Graduate, Art Director, and Founder of Artistry In Motion. With a unique combination of historical knowledge, practical skills, and years of experience on successful projects as an Art Director, Mr. Hornbaker manages all departments responsible for building the physical world which characters inhabit on screen.
With a background in historical research, military service, interpretation, period construction and leather working techniques, Mr. Hornbaker is known for his incredible attention to detail, and vast knowledge built over the course of his fifteen year career.
Justin R. Smith
Armorer, Set Decorator
Justin Smith has worked in numerous film roles since his introduction to filmmaking in 1999. He’s worked as a production designer, art director, in props, and in armoring. He specializes in the 19th and 20th Centuries, and is completing his Master’s Thesis in military history.
Justin is a professional firearms handler and historian, and AIM’s key armorer for gun-heavy projects.
Military Advisor, Armorer, Wrangler
Bert Puckett has a strong background in military history, ranging from the 18th century to modern day. He is also a veteran with a great deal of technical experience, making him an invaluable advisor and addition to the AIM team.
A retired Military professional (Ret. 1 August , 2011) with 25 years of management and training experience in the Special Operations and Infantry fields, Bert Puckett has served in every noncommissioned officer position of responsibility in the Army. He excels as a leader among the Artistry In Motion crew members, and is able to remain focused and productive in harsh and challenging situations. An intense love of history lead to volunteer work as a living historian for over 30 years, concentrating on colonial America, the American Civil War as well as 20th century conflicts.
Alex Martin is an experienced photographer, having worked in Gettysburg, PA for several years taking vintage tintype photographs with authentic, operating tintype cameras. He’s responsible for many of AIM’s vintage-style photographs.
Alex has done a wide range of work for AIM as a photographer, doing everything from shooting delicate historic garments to be reproduced to documenting a helicopter restoration. He also sustains a heavy amount a research in order to properly understand the subjects of his photography, and ensure their preservation during the photographing process.
Weapons Assistant, Web Designer
Caldwell Butler is a recent film school graduate of Columbia College Chicago, where he spent 3 years researching film and working on over 20 independent film productions, mostly as a prop weapons handler. He’s spent his time at Artistry In Motion inventorying and cataloging the weapons collection, as well as helping on numerous jobs in a variety of roles. He also designed our website!
Caldwell has also worked as a PA, construction assistant, props master, graphic designer, and a writer/director on his neo noir short film LAST CALL.
These are some of the extremely talented people who have helped us along the way. We couldn’t have done it without them.
Guy William Gane III
Ronald “Slim” Pickens
Linda S. Hughes
E. Grasham Pollard
Carl I. Johnson
James Dallas Thompson
R. Mark Hughes