PROGRAMMER’S CHOICE: Great Art Direction at TIFF ’10

I asked 5 TIFF Programmers via Twitter to recommend their favourite films with the best art direction at the Toronto International Film Festival this year and to my delight, they answered! Art Departmental: “Which films

Art Departmental at TIFF ’10

In 9 days The Toronto International Film Festival 2010 (#tiff10) officially starts its 35th year in its brand new home, the Bell Lightbox. This year it is 11 days from Sept 9-19 and will showcase

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

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Ideas

Today’s Hump Day Quote Day theme is Ideas. You can check out the last theme, Waiting on Art, here. The next quote theme will be Design. Page from the book, It’s Not How Good You

The Motion Picture Art Director

Take a look at these diagrams detailing the work of the motion picture art director from 1940 and 1994.

SPRING UPDATE: Hot Docs, Banksy, Anton Kuerti & Conan

Since I didn’t post much during the month of May I figured I’d let you in on what I have been up to outside the blog world. Hot Docs Despite the fact that most documentaries

NEWS: Universal Studios Backlot Reopens

On June 1, 2008 Universal Studios New York St. backlot burned to the ground. Two years later it has now been reopened (as of yesterday) with crews shooting there again starting July 1st. Location scouting

TV SETS: The Good Wife

I have fallen in love with the sets of ‘The Good Wife’ as many, many of you have. To read up about the beautiful sets by Production Designer Stephen Hendrickson and Set Decorator Beth Kushnick

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

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