The Case of the Bad Production Designer

This 10 minute comedic short film played at the ADG (Art Directors Guild) Awards in February of this year and surfaced online in a shorter format that was widely circulated. I hadn’t seen the full

How the Film Industry Works

The Updated version of the Movie Swing diagram The original Movie Swing drawing. This is from Little Joe’s studio in New Orleans. It is in bad shape, because it went through Hurricane Katrina. It dates

DESIGN TALKS: Where the Wild Things Are

Now with the DVD alive and kicking I find myself more and more in love with the design of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. The DVD’s special features, or lack thereof, leave a lot to

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Waiting on Art

“A production is only as fast as its slowest department, and the last thing you want is for your department to be slow.” -Lloyd Ahern, ASC I loathe hearing “Waiting on art” or “Waiting on

How to Judge Best Art Direction

EDIT: The video discussed is no longer available so it has been replaced with a similar video. 05/15/17 Production Designer, Jim Bissell, explains with great insight what makes great production design and highlights the movies

DESIGN TALKS: Ralph Eggleston

STORYTELLING IS KEY I stumbled upon these videos of this seminar with Ralph Eggleston, Production Designer and Art Director at Pixar. They are from the Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2009 in Norway which took place November


Today’s Hump Day Quote Day theme is Fear. You can check out the last theme, Responsibility, here. The next quote theme will be Ideas. Definition of Fear: 1. – a. A feeling of agitation and

EXHIBITION: Interior Design Show 2010 Colour Trends

Thoughts? Rose Lagacé | @artdepartmental

DESIGN TALKS: Barbara Hulanicki

  I am fascinated by Barbara Hulanicki. At this years Interior Design Show in Toronto, Barbara Hulanicki came to speak about her immense career and her attitudes towards design. Ever since I have been obsessed with what

I Love Pantone

– PANTONE has been rolling out more than just paint chips and colour guides lately. I am obsessed with their new line of products. I am dying to get myself a PANTONE USB Drive and

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