Author Archives: Rose Lagace

About Rose Lagace

Art department professional for film & television by day and aspiring filmmaker by night.

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Master DOP, Robert Richardson on Production Design

DOP, Bob Richardson on the work of the production designer

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“Good work that people think is the cinematographer’s is often that of the production designer. We light their work, and when their work is beautifully Continue reading

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NEW FEATURE: ‘Set of the Month’ Submissions Now Open For Emerging Production Designers

Set of the Month on Art Departmental

Through Art DepartMENTAL I’ve been able to highlight the work of some extraordinary production designers, but having said that– almost every single one of them have been mid-level or fully established production designers. I’m looking to change that. I want to help showcase the work of tomorrow’s great production designers too.

It’s been a long time coming but I’m finally able to announce that our new ‘Set of the Month’ monthly feature will officially begin January 1, 2015. Submissions are now open as of today at 12pm (noon) EST. Submissions must be emailed to artdepartmental@gmail.com. Please read all submission guidelines and the FAQ before submitting.

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LINKS & STUFF: Happy Designers, Interstellar & Intern Lawsuits

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It’s time for another Links & Stuff post. I sincerely thank you for your patience; it’s been far too long. If you want to stay in the loop before these posts roll around, follow Art DepartMENTAL on Twitter (@artdepartmental) and on Facebook where I post all the latest and greatest film, art, architecture and production design news and views. Luckily for you I’ve actually been so busy most of these are brand new articles I haven’t shared before. Enjoy!

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In Production Design The Details DO Matter

Congressional Medal of Honor Society .

Last night, I was sorting through some old emails I had filed away when I stumbled upon this one my former boss, production designer, and mentor had sent a while back. He sent it to all the creative departments involved with one of the biggest sets we had just finished in our studio parking lot of all places and I was quite moved. See email below, published with permission:

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INTERVIEW: Production Designer K.K. Barrett Discusses Directing Kid Koala’s ‘Nufonia Must Fall’ at Luminato 2014

K.K. Barrett Interview- Nufonia Must Fall

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Directed by Oscar-nominated production designer, K.K. Barrett and created by Eric San aka DJ Kid KoalaNufonia Must Fall, looks like the most fun you can have in a cinema. This live adaptation of Kid Koala’s graphic novel will unfold via real-time filming of more than a dozen miniature sets and a cast of puppets- not to mention live accompaniment by Kid Koala himself and the Afiara String QuartetNufonia Must Fall will premiere at the Luminato Festival this weekend and then continue on to London among many other cities.

I was lucky enough to speak to K.K. Barrett through email earlier this week, during their rehearsals in Banff and our discussion left me really excited to see the project tomorrow at the World Premiere. See for yourself…

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HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Stuart Craig on Holding Your Ground

Stuart Craig- Production Designer

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“You have to be pretty stubborn in this job. You’re forced into compromising situations all the time. You have to be really tough and resilient, hold your position against the real world, against circumstantial things, locations you can’t get, things you can’t afford, Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: DJ Kid Koala on His Live Film Project ‘Nufonia Must Fall’ at Luminato 2014

Nufonia Must Fall

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Directed by Oscar-nominated production designer, K.K. Barrett and created by Eric San aka DJ Kid Koala, Nufonia Must Fall, a multi-disciplinary live cinema event, stands to give audiences something they’ve never seen before. This live adaptation of Kid Koala’s graphic novel will unfold via real-time filming of more than a dozen miniature sets and a cast of puppets- not to mention live accompaniment by Kid Koala himself and the Afiara String Quartet. Nufonia Must Fall will premiere at the Luminato Festival this weekend and then continue on to London among many other cities.

I had the great fortune of speaking to Eric (Kid Koala) during rehearsals and was blown away by what he had to tell me about the project. See for yourself…

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LINKS & STUFF: French Vintage, Wes Anderson & Robocop Redux

It’s time to start up our Links & Stuff posts again. I sincerely thank you for your patience; it’s been far too long. If you want to stay in the loop before these posts roll around, follow Art DepartMENTAL on Twitter (@artdepartmental) and on Facebook where I post all the latest and greatest film, art, architecture and production design news and views.

Vintage French Photo

The Chairs | Paris, 1934 | By Emeric Feher

Chamade Vintage French Photos is my favourite new discovery online featuring gorgeous vintage photos in arguably the most beautiful country in the world | Source: mimbeau.tumblr.com

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HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: H.R. Giger on Quality Control

H.R. Giger on Quality Control

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TICKET GIVEAWAY: Two Pairs of Tickets to Hot Docs ’14

Hot Docs 2014

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The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America’s largest documentary film festival, conference and market, held annually in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

I’ve been attending the festival obsessively since 2008 and every single year it reinvigorates my love for the format, true stories and humanity, really. For me, I also consider it my muse. I tend to come up with my greatest ideas for projects when I’m at Hot Docs. If you ever have a creative block I recommend doing a documentary binge- it helps me every time. I honestly can’t recommend Hot Docs highly enough.

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