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.

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Props matter

Why Props Matter

Watch this video to learn about the best use of a prop in film and television and how props are often capable of enhancing a script. There are more to props than meets the eye.

Twin Peaks

LINKS & STUFF 06/17: Wonder Woman, Twin Peaks, and McMansion Hell

Here’s our round up of the latest and greatest film, television, art, architecture, and design related internet finds this month.

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.

Production Designer Catherine Martin

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Baz Luhrmann and Production Designer Catherine Martin

From the scintillating reds in ‘Moulin Rouge’ to the bombastic excess of ‘The Great Gatsby’, Catherine Martin has always shown she has a knack for audacious and daring production design. Come explore the breadth of Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin’s breathtaking work.

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INSPIRATION: Everything is a Remix, by Kirby Ferguson

In this 2015 short documentary ‘Everything is a Remix (Remastered)’, filmmaker Kirby Ferguson considers the idea that there are no new ideas and every creative endeavour is made up of past ideas.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

LINKS & STUFF 05/17: Guardians Vol. 2, Alien Covenant and Star Wars

Here’s your round up of the latest and greatest film, television, art, architecture, and design related internet finds this month.

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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.

Production Designer Claude Paré

DESIGN TALKS: 5 Things I Learned from ‘IT’ Production Designer Claude Paré

The Directors Guild of Canada brought Claude Paré, production designer of ‘Night at the Museum’, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’, and ‘IT’ to discuss his vast and varied career with an audience of DGC Ontario members. Here’s what I learned.

LINKS & STUFF 04/17: Marimekko, Logan, and The Handmaid’s Tale

Here’s your round up of the latest and greatest film, television, art, architecture, and design related internet finds this month.

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DESIGN TALKS: Perspectives on Production Design with Sir Christopher Frayling

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