2018-"Clean It Up"

(Working Title)



On Saturday, January 28, 2017 the Board of Directors reviewed 50 Design Contest submissions in an all-day review session.  
In a series of discussions and voting, the Board narrowed down the 50 submissions to 6 finalists.

On Thursday, February 2, 2017 55 paid members of the Association came together and through a series of votes chose "Clean It Up" (working title) as their number one choice.


This entry was submitted by first-time float designers, 13-year old, Catherine Glandon from Los Angeles and Fred Fraleigh from Burbank.

This design was submitted as our number one choice in Pasadena Tournament of Roses Theme Draft meeting, held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

On February 18, 2017 we received a letter stating that our submission has been accepted.

A little bit about our Designers:  Catherine Summer Glandon is 13 years old and was born in Burbank. She is currently in the 8th grade in Walter Reed Middle School. She is a member of the National Junior Honor’s Society. She has been a member of Burbank Troop 7156 of the Girl Scouts since 2013 and is currently a cadet.

Catherine first worked on the Burbank float in 2010 doing deconstruction. She has worked on the float every year since. She came up with the float design during an English class when her teacher brought up recycling. She wants to be a Marine Biologist when she grows up. Catherine and Fred met in the Tallyrand Restaurant in Burbank.
Frederick Fraleigh was born in Georgia and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He has been an artist since his early childhood.  Frederick graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, in 1996,  with a bachelor of fine arts in sculpture.  He has lived in Burbank since January of 1998.  Frederick creates creatures and makeup effects for the Hollywood film industry.  He is a fabricator of creature suits and specialty costumes, as well as puppets and props.  Some of the films that he has worked on include….  Captain America: Civil War,  X-Men: Apocalypse,  Batman vs Superman,  Cabin in the Woods,  Men in Black 2 & 3,  Hell Boy 1 & 2,  Where the Wild Things Are,  Attack the Block, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Being John Malkovich.  

On Saturday, March 4, 2017 the Design Committee held an open Brainstorming meeting to solicit ideas on how to turn the design concept into a float.  Several great ideas were suggested...

To start the brainstorming session off, the drawing on the right was presented as some possible ideas of how to turn the concept into a float.

The Design Committee took the various brainstorming ideas and started to put together a full float design.  The drawing on the right is a work-in-progress drawing.
The Design committee also needs to consider design elements that don't show up on the rendering, such as the back of the float.

And the Design Committee considered characters that may appear on the off-camera side of the rendering/float, such as these tug-of-war sea turtles.
The design on the right represents the float as of April 3, 2017 and will be used by Decorations Committee to start selecting the float colors.



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