Category: Art Department 101

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

ART DEPARTMENT TIP: Children’s Artwork

              Children only draw full bodies. They may not always include a torso but they will always include limbs representing the body. Children can not conceptualize

The Motion Picture Art Director

Take a look at these diagrams detailing the work of the motion picture art director from 1940 and 1994.

Screwdriver Types: Common Screw Drive Heads and Screw Sizes Guide

If you’re looking for the ultimate tool guide to screwdriver types and screw head sizes, you have come to the right place. You will learn the essential types of screwdrivers, the names of each screwdriver, and the most common various sizes of screw heads.

Tying the Knot

I learned how to load a truck and tie it down the hard way. Hopefully you won’t have to learn this way. If you follow the links provided you will learn how to tie a trucker’s hitch knot and a bowline knot.