It’s that time again. Time for our bi-weekly Links & Stuff post. If you want to stay in the loop before the weekend rolls around follow ADM on Twitter (@artdepartmental) and on our brand new Facebook page where I post all the latest and greatest Film, Art, and Production Design news. You can find the last Links & Stuff post here.
Photo of the Month
Links of the Month
- The Art Director’s Guild Awards were held on Saturday. Unfortunately they are not broadcast on television nor live streamed online. Live streaming is something they should really look into doing next year. You can find out the winners here. Right now on the ADG website you can also watch clips from the different winners.
- While visiting the ADG website I noticed the new February/March edition of their magazine Perspective has been issued which you can download here.
- Last week I was amazed by the Google Art Project. My jaw literally dropped when I saw this. It is such a good idea, why hadn’t anyone done this yet? Then again after you watch how they did it you will see what a pricey endeavor it must have been. To find out more about the project watch the video below. (Edit 04/30/17: Original video is unavailable. We’ve added this video as a replacement)
- There has been much controversy surrounding the Costume Design of Black Swan and debate over the contributions of fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte. In the press the Mulleavy sisters have made it look like they did the entire wardrobe of the ballet when in actuality they did only seven costumes in the entire film in direct consultation with the Costume Designer Amy Westcott and director Darren Aronofsky. After her Oscar snub Amy Westcott decided it was high time she speak out as her name continued to be dragged through the mud. She spoke to Chris Laverty of Clothes in Film to set the record straight. The article also features some of Amy’s original concept designs for the film! The Carpetbagger which I linked to should really issue a retraction and Rodarte should be ashamed of themselves.
- Before Computers how movies made us believe
- The Behind the Scenes hour long documentary about the making of The Social Network was recently released on IMDB exclusively and I must say while it gives zero emphasis on the design of the film I found it a very interesting watch. David Fincher seems like a very intense and intimidating director. Check out the documentary here- The Social Network: Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four
Video of the Month
My favourite video find in a long time is below. How can you not just fall madly in love with Scorsese. I just want to squeeze his cheeks.
Thoughts? Have you came across any fascinating links, stories or articles this week that you would recommend?
Rose Lagace | @artdepartmental