We’re Back! Welcome to Art Departmental

It’s been a long time coming but Art Departmental is back online, bigger and better than ever before. After a huge website overhaul we now intend to celebrate the art and craft of production design for many years to come.

The 2017 Emmy Nominations for Best Production Design

The Emmy nominations for Best Production Design have been announced. Check to see if your favourite show is nominated. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will air Saturday, September 16 at 8PM EST on FXX.

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Why Props Matter

Watch this video to learn about the best use of a prop in film and television and how props are often capable of enhancing a script. There are more to props than meets the eye.

LINKS & STUFF 06/17: Wonder Woman, Twin Peaks, and McMansion Hell

Here’s our round up of the latest and greatest film, television, art, architecture, and design related internet finds this month.

10 Things They Don’t Teach You in Film School About Production Design

Here is a list of ten things I wish more production designers and filmmakers knew about production design before they started out in the film and television industry. Unfortunately most film schools don’t teach these things.

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Baz Luhrmann & Catherine Martin

From the scintillating reds in ‘Moulin Rouge’ to the bombastic excess of ‘The Great Gatsby’, Catherine Martin has always shown she has a knack for audacious and daring production design. Come explore the breadth of Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin’s breathtaking work.

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INSPIRATION: Everything is a Remix, by Kirby Ferguson

In this 2015 short documentary ‘Everything is a Remix (Remastered)’, filmmaker Kirby Ferguson considers the idea that there are no new ideas and every creative endeavour is made up of past ideas.

LINKS & STUFF 05/17: Guardians Vol. 2, Alien Covenant, and Star Wars

Here’s your round up of the latest and greatest film, television, art, architecture, and design related internet finds this month.

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The Psychology of Colour in Cinema

Watch this video explaining the importance of colour in storytelling and an explanation of the psychology behind the choices.

DESIGN TALKS: 5 Things I Learned from ‘IT’ Production Designer Claude Paré

The DGC brought in Claude Paré, production designer of ‘Night at the Museum’, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’, and the upcoming film- ‘It’ to discuss his vast and varied career with an audience of DGC Ontario members. Here’s what I learned.