Category: Art Department

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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

RESOURCE: Museum of American Packaging

I recently came across my new favourite Flickr pool, The Museum of American Packaging. At school this month, I designed a 60’s grocery store set and perusing this gallery really helped with

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 bodies different parts thus they

The Motion Picture Art Director

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

NEWS: Universal Studios Backlot Reopens

On June 1, 2008 Universal Studios New York St. backlot burned to the ground. Two years later it has now been reopened (as of yesterday) with crews shooting there again starting July