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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

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TRAILER: Boardwalk Empire, Season 2

The Season 2 trailer for Boardwalk Empire premiered before True Blood a few days ago and I can’t stop thinking about it. If you watched all of last season you’ll understand why Season 2 stands

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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

INSPIRATION: The Wonderfully Odd Photography of Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus (March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971) was an American photographer and writer noted for black-and-white square photographs of “deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transvestites, nudists, circus performers) or of people whose