Category: Art Department

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

‘Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story’ is a Must-See

Learn more about love and creativity in this design documentary with storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his wife, film researcher Lillian Michelson.

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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.

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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.

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DESIGN TALKS: Perspectives on Production Design with Sir Christopher Frayling

Watch this video that lays out essential perspectives on production design theory in this keynote address by professor Sir Christopher Frayling.

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Production Design Details Matter: A Story from the Frontline

Have you ever noticed the production design details on a film or television set that moved you in some way or allowed you to tap into a memory? One military consultant did and it moved him to tears.

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The Ten Commandments of Production Design

Take a look at this simple set of rules for establishing great production design on any project.

What’s in a Meme? Production Design Meme

This week everyone decided to start posting the same meme layout all over the internet about “What people think you do for a living”. A meme is “an idea, behavior or style

What is a Production Designer?

Production Designer of Fight Club, Minority Report, and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Alex McDowell, brilliantly explains what a Production Designer is in less than four minutes. What is production design to

Water for Elephants graphic designer, Karen TenEyck shares her art department knowledge

I made a rule a while back that I wouldn’t reblog other people’s posts but I just found THE post that is making me break my own rule. So great I can’t

INSPIRATION: Sir Ken Adam, Production Designer Extraordinaire

“As the sixties approached I felt very strongly that my designs had to be bigger than life, slightly tongue and cheek, but also reflect the time that we were living in.” –Ken