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.

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Design Talks: Three Set Decorators Discuss Their Role in Film and Television

In this video, set decorators George DeTitta, (Birdman), Regina Graves, (The Knick), and David Schlesinger, (Annie), discuss their creative process.

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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.

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movie locations

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

Designer Gift Ideas

15 Practical Designer Gift Ideas for the Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching you may be wondering what to get for that special someone. Here are 15 practical designer gift ideas to get you started.

Production design

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.

The Imitation Game's production designer Maria Djurkovic

The Imitation Game’s Production Designer Maria Djurkovic & Set Decorator Tatiana Macdonald Interview

Production Designer Maria Djurkovic and Set Decorator Tatiana Macdonald of The Imitation Game sat down with us for an interview just before they took the stage for their ADG Oscar Panel.

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