Category: Art Department

How to Use a Tape Measure

How to Use a Tape Measure Correctly: Imperial Measurements

Just when you think you know how to use a tape measure it turns out there is a lot more to it that you can use to do faster measurements with ease.

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The Royal Ontario Museum’s Christian Dior Exhibit is Small but Inspiring

The Christian Dior Exhibit will continue until March 18th at the ROM in Toronto. Here’s what to expect at the exhibit.

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Life in a British Art Department for Film and Television

In this interview, graphic designer Matthew Clark discusses what it is like to work in a British art department for film and television.

Designer Gift Ideas

15 Practical Designer Gift Ideas for the Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching you may be wondering what to get for that special someone. Here are 15 practical designer gift ideas to get you started.

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.

Production design

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.