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

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Fear

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

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