Category: Art Department 101

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

TIFF ’11 DIARY: Back Aches, U2, Van Sant & a Kick to the Head

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) started yesterday and while I had anticipated seeing 7 films to really get my TIFF ball rolling my back decided otherwise. After only 2.5 hours sleep I rolled out

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

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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

I made a rule a while back that I wouldn’t reblog other people’s posts but I just found THE post that is making me break my own rule. So great I can’t not share this

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

The Winners of the 31st Genie Awards Are…

I never imagined I’d post a pic of William Shatner ever. Last night the Genie Awards aired live in Ottawa and were hosted by William Shatner of all people. Incendies came out victorious with nine