All posts by Rose Lagacé

Rose Lagacé is a production designer for film & television by day and an emerging filmmaker by night. Rose is also the creator and editor of Art Departmental where she celebrates the art and craft of production design.

FILM REVIEWS: Toronto International Film Festival 2009

For those of you who aren’t familiar TIFF is the largest public film festival in the world. So it’s kind of like putting kids loose in a candy store or trying to ride as many rides as you can at Disneyland before close except Disneyland has nothing on TIFF.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Perseverance

Welcome to Art Departmental’s first regular feature blog entry. This week’s topic is perseverance. I find Wednesday (Hump-day, as they say) to be the worst day of the week as many often do. So every

Architectural Lettering

Architectural Lettering: How to Write Like an Architect

Lately I have put in a valiant effort to change my handwriting permanently to architectural lettering. You too can learn how to change your handwriting.

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TV SETS: ‘House’ Psychiatric Hospital Set Build

A great behind-the-scenes video with the Production Designer and Set Decorator of ‘House’.

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INSPIRATION: A Visit to Ansel Adams House

Check out this video showcasing the work of Ansel Adams in the very home that breathed his creativity.

#QOTD: Art Department Quotes

I am one of those weird people who loves collecting quotations. They inspire me sometimes when I’m all out of ideas. Here are some that I liken to the world of production design and the

INSPIRATION: Roberto Cavalli’s Ultimate Guy Pad

If you just heard a noise it was probably the sound of my jaw-dropping gasp as I looked at photos of Roberto Cavalli’s ‘Ultimate Guy Pad’ in T Magazine’s Design and Living Summer 2009 issue. Read that article and for God’s sake look at the stunning photos.

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.

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN

Production design film stills that inspire me to do better everyday.

ART PORN I

A selection of classic paintings that inspire me to do better everyday.