Category: Art Department 101

Set Decoration
Hail, Caesar! | Set Decoration by Nancy Haigh

The Set Decoration Crew Roles and Responsibilities in Film and Television

Understanding the set decoration crew roles, responsibilities, and hierarchy on any film or television project is very important before starting in the industry. Read further for North American standards in the set decoration department.

Art Department Roles
Hail, Caesar! (2016) | Universal Pictures

The Art Department Roles and Hierarchy in Production Design

Understanding the art department roles and hierarchy on any film or television project is very important before starting in the industry. Read further for North American standards in the art department.

Matthew Clark working away on Doctor Who

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.

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 production design theory in this keynote address by Sir Christopher Frayling.

How to Feel Miserable as an Artist

Source: Canadian Illustrator, Keri Smith . Don’t do this to yourself. This may have been written for fine artists but I believe it translates to anyone in a creative field. A list like this will

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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 you? Rose Lagacé

Water for Elephants graphic designer, Karen TenEyck shares her art department knowledge

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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 Adam There is