Category: Production Design

Hannah Beachler’s Oscar speech for Best Production Design

Hannah Beachler’s Oscar Speech for Best Production Design Inspires

Production Designer Hannah Beachler, the first African American to win the Best Production Design Oscar, gave an inspiring speech at the 2019 Academy Awards which blew people away on Oscar night.

A scenic painter prepares his paint and tools in front of an epic landscape backdrop showcasing the Scenic Paint Department Roles

Scenic Paint Department Roles and Responsibilities in Film & Television

Understanding the scenic paint job roles, responsibilities, and hierarchy on any film or television project is very important before starting in the industry.

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Skyscraper Production Design

VIDEO: A Look at the Production Design of Skyscraper

Watch this video showcasing the production design of the new film ‘Skyscraper’ starring Dwayne Johnson and Neve Campbell, production designed by Jim Bissell. The skyscraper is a central character in and of itself in the film.

Black Panther Production Designer Hannah Beachler
Black Panther Production Designer Hannah Beachler | Photo by Chris Britt

DESIGN TALKS: Black Panther Production Designer Hannah Beachler on Inclusive Design

Watch this recent design talk with Black Panther production designer Hannah Beachler and host John Maeda as they discuss the need for inclusion in design and how that affects storytelling.

Hail Caesar! / Production Designer: Jess Gonchor / Film Art Department
Hail, Caesar! (2016) | Universal Pictures

Art Department Roles and Hierarchy in Film & TV Production Design

Understanding the art department crew roles and hierarchy on any film or television project is very important before starting in the industry. Read further for North American standards in the art department.

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How Architects Can Tell Where Famous Movie Locations Were Really Shot

Architects like Liz Jahn can tell where houses and buildings in 12 famous movie settings are really located based on their architecture. Jahn looks at the hotel from Some Like It Hot, the Dirty Dancing resort, the Beetlejuice house, and The Overlook Hotel from The Shining.

Oscars Production Design Panel

DESIGN TALKS: The 2018 ADG Oscars Production Design Panel

The Oscar-nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators from Beauty and the Beast, Blade Runner 2049, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk and The Shape of Water discussed their craft today at the 12th Annual Art of Production

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10 Things They Don’t Teach You in Film School About Production Design

Here is a list of ten things I wish more production designers and filmmakers knew about production design before they started out in the film and television industry. Unfortunately most film schools don’t teach these things.

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Terrence Malick, Jack Fisk and the Art of Minimalism

Definition of Minimalism: A design or style in which the simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum effect. A technique that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity. I’ve

EXCLUSIVE: An Inside Look at the Production Design of The Kennedys

By now you’ve probably heard a little something about the Emmy nominated 8-Part Television Miniseries, The Kennedys, but today I want you to pay attention to the one aspect of the production