Category: Production Design

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

The 2011 Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Art Direction are…

This morning the Emmy nominations were announced and luckily there was some truly stunning television work this past year. Just because it’s on the small screen doesn’t mean it can’t be visually splendorous. The following

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Terry Gilliam

Actor, writer, director, animator, producer… former Monty Python member Terry Gilliam has done it all, even production design for the Python film Life of Brian! He started out as a cartoonist and animator in the

GENIE AWARDS: The Production Design Nomination Process with Jasna Stefanovic

Jasna Stefanovic has been a Production Designer for 20 years and has designed under some of the best directors of our time including Sofia Coppola on The Virgin Suicides and Terry Gilliam on Tideland. Constantly

The Art of Reality Television

Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, Season 1 From the creators of Project Runway comes the newest reality competition on Bravo, Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. I am in love with this