Category: Production Design

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Skyscraper Production Design

VIDEO: A Look at the Production Design of Skyscraper

Watch this video showcasing the production design of the new film ‘Skyscraper’ starring Dwayne Johnson and Neve Campbell, production designed by Jim Bissell. The skyscraper is a central character in and of itself in the film.

Black Panther Production Designer Hannah Beachler
Black Panther Production Designer Hannah Beachler | Photo by Chris Britt

DESIGN TALKS: Black Panther Production Designer Hannah Beachler on Inclusive Design

Watch this recent design talk with Black Panther production designer Hannah Beachler and host John Maeda as they discuss the need for inclusion in design and how that affects storytelling.

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.

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How Architects Can Tell Where Famous Movie Locations Were Really Shot

Architects like Liz Jahn can tell where houses and buildings in 12 famous movie settings are really located based on their architecture. Jahn looks at the hotel from Some Like It Hot, the Dirty Dancing resort, the Beetlejuice house, and The Overlook Hotel from The Shining.

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.

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

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Terrence Malick, Jack Fisk and the Art of Minimalism

Definition of Minimalism: A design or style in which the simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum effect. A technique that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity. I’ve been a big

EXCLUSIVE: An Inside Look at the Production Design of The Kennedys

By now you’ve probably heard a little something about the Emmy nominated 8-Part Television Miniseries, The Kennedys, but today I want you to pay attention to the one aspect of the production that wasn’t blabbed

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What Nobody Tells Beginners…

In the video above, Ira Glass has articulated so well what I’ve been thinking for years. I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked: “When should I start designing? Am I too young? Am

The 2011 Gemini Awards Nominations for Best Production Design are…

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced their nominations for the 26th Annual Gemini Awards, celebrating the best in Canadian English language television and digital media this past Wednesday. Celebrations for the 26th Annual