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Arae loves to experiment and try new techniques in design, embracing special effects, projections, mirrors, and practical lighting solutions. With her background in photography, Arae loves to render sets with dynamic lighting via an open collaboration with the DP and director, often using her models in live sessions to work through shots and ideas. DPs commonly recommend her for her love of collaboration. Arae believes the movie is made in preproduction and loves to build out extensive previs with the team.


Her work isn't confined to a style, she plays with rich and layered realism that digs into character, over-the-top fantasy, campy extravagant looks, and even clean minimalism with refined design. Her love of design is wide-reaching and she finds inspiration across multiple influences. Her versatility has allowed her to expand her reach beyond the film industry into event, stage, and interior design. While her heart will always be in narrative films, her love of exploration has lent her an extensive base of knowledge across multiple industries. 

Arae has worked in Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Cleveland, Portland, Reykjavik- Iceland, Capetown & Johannesburg- South Africa and Bogota- Colombia. 

Arae is versed in Sketchup, Vectorworks, V-Ray, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop. She is fluent in Excel and prizes her readiness and strong organizational skills to approach each job with a steady hand. She is available for both union and non-union productions. 


Outside of designing, Arae believes the person you are outside of your career is just as important as the work you do. She can generally be found outside, hiking, gardening, hosting dinner parties, traveling, or starting some new hobby amongst a mountain of art supplies.  She is inspired by nature, ambient lighting, music, and visual art.


Commercial - Ajay Ghosh

Narrative- Diana Massaband Franklin

Direct Contact:

Arae Webner




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