Category: Video

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Why Props Matter

Watch this video to learn about the best use of a prop in film and television and how props are often capable of enhancing a script. There are more to props than meets the eye.

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INSPIRATION: Everything is a Remix, by Kirby Ferguson

In this 2015 short documentary ‘Everything is a Remix (Remastered)’, filmmaker Kirby Ferguson considers the idea that there are no new ideas and every creative endeavour is made up of past ideas.

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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.

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INSPIRATION: Why Man Creates, by Saul Bass

Watch this Oscar-winning animated short documentary which discusses the nature of creativity, directed by prolific designer Saul Bass.

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Robert Elswit gave Production Design 80% of his Oscar?

Director of Photography, Robert Elswit shared his Oscar for ‘There Will Be Blood’ with Production Designer, Jack Fisk, in 2008

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The Master: A Video Interview with Jack Fisk and David Crank

Check out this below the line interview for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master with Production Designers, Jack Fisk & David Crank; Costume Designer, Mark Bridges and Editor, Leslie Jones.

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Dante Ferretti’s 2012 Best Art Direction Oscar Speech

Dante Ferretti was the only winner to thank his crew, let alone any below-the-line crew last night. Films get made on the backs of their crew and I was so pleased to see that Dante

The Art of Reality Television Production Design

This year, Orange County’s Saddleback College invited guest speaker Production Designer, John Janavs, to speak about the art of reality television production design to a group of students. They were kind enough to post it

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TRAILER: Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011)

The trailer for Martin Scorsese’s first 3D film, Hugo, based on the children’s graphic novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, was finally released and as per Scorsese’s usual it is BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL. Production Designer, Dante