Websites & Blogs

PRODUCTION DESIGN & SET DECORATION


ART DEPARTMENTAL

Art Departmental is a website dedicated to production design and the art department for film and television creatives. Art Departmental creates inspired original content, provides quality resources, and connects film and television creatives in a positive and honest environment.

 


ART DIRECTORS GUILD- ADG

The Art Directors Guild, IATSE Local 800 is an international union, which represents employees in the entertainment industry. Local 800 is comprised of Art Directors, Graphic Artists, Illustrators, Matte Artists, Model Makers, Scenic Artists, Set Designers and Title Artists.

 


SET DECORATORS SOCIETY OF AMERICA- SDSA

The Set Decorators Society of America is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of the past, present and future of our profession. Members include qualified Set Decorators of Motion Pictures and Television, including commercials and music videos.

 


THE DESIGNER’S ASSISTANT

The Designer’s Assistant is a blog by set designer, Randall Wilkins. It intends to be both a site to share design information as well as a way to share Hollywood history, stories, books, design tools, reference material and anything else that might be of use to others in the film design community.


PRODUCTION DESIGNERS COLLECTIVE

The Production Designers Collective is a group of colleagues dedicated to mutual support through sharing knowledge, encouragement and experience. The PDC enables its members to exchange professional experiences, give and receive advice and discuss current issues in the field.

 


SEEN ON SET

Seen On Set is the go-to site to discover and buy furniture, décor, lighting, tech, homeware and art seen on the set of your favorite movies and TV shows. We love connecting fans with interior pieces from these on-screen worlds.

 


FILM AND FURNITURE

Film and Furniture is a lovingly curated, well researched resource directing you where to find the furniture, lighting, decor and art you spot in your favourite films. In our world, the furniture is the star: From a contemporary item in a current movie to a vintage piece in a classic film.

 


ART STARS

Production Designers are often like magicians- they have secrets and are not in the habit of sharing them. However, on the Art Stars blog, accomplished production designers reveal their craft to fellow art department professionals and to anyone else curious about how the worlds of movies are brought to life.

 


FILM MINUTIAE

Filminutiae covers creative elements pertaining to film. They could be a prop, a title sequence, an editing technique, a storyboard, some sound design, a piece of concept art, marketing material, a bit of tie-in merchandise, fan art inspired by or, indeed, everything in between.

 


INTERIORS JOURNAL

Interiors is an online publication about architecture and film. It explores the relationship between film and architecture in its creation of architectural floor plans while also offering film reviews and a broader survey of film and architecture.

 


ARCHITECTURE OF FILM

Sometimes there is architecture in a film, and sometimes architecture is like a film. Sometimes the architecture is the film, but when it rises above just being a thing to see, and becomes a mechanism for a way of seeing it becomes the architecture of film. This is what the Architecture of Film blog is all about.


CINEMA STYLE

Cinema Style is a blog that chronicles, celebrates and details both the history of design, inspiration and trends in the movies. While movies are a great form of escape, they also in many instances set the trends. Cinema Style covers the influence of cinema through set decoration and production design.


SET DESIGN MAGAZINE

Set Design Magazine is a now defunct but very informative blog about the art and craft of set design run by a set designer of 17 years based out of Vancouver. Set Design Magazine was created to share filmmaking experiences in this new era of set design.

 


CHIC FUN GORY SILLY DIARY

Chic Fun Gory Silly is a production design diary written by UK production designer, Lisa Marie Hall. This diary was written during a real television production design job completed in 2011. It is intended as a teaching resource, an honest & realistic account for anyone interested in jobs in design for TV & Film.


VISUAL EFFECTS


VFX BLOG

VFX Blog is the website of visual effects journalist Ian Failes. He is a freelance VFX – animation – filmmaking – VR – gaming writer. For five years he was also a senior writer at FX Guide, the premiere online location for in-depth visual effects news and information.

 


ART OF VFX

The Art of VFX gives voice to people who creates the impressive images of the yesterday, today and tomorrow film industry. The Art of VFX only publishes exclusive interviews. Interviews and news about the VFX community.


ACTION VFX

Action VFX is a stock footage company that creates top of the line VFX assets for professional artists and filmmakers. The goal at Action VFX is to create the best REAL VFX stock footage on the market. In obtaining their goal, they also blog regularly about visual effects.

VFX SOLDIER

Visual effects are the various processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shoot. VFX Soldier provides commentary on the visual effects industry’s march to the bottom via flawed business models and tax subsidies.


CINEFEX

Cinefex is a bimonthly magazine devoted to motion picture visual effects. Since 1980, it has been the bible for effects professionals and enthusiasts, covering the field like no other publication. The Cinefex blog also offers a captivating look at the technologies and techniques behind many of our most popular movies.


FX GUIDE

FX Guide is the leader in pro online training for visual effects, motion graphics, and production. Turn to FX Guide for visual effects news and podcasts. Their goal is to provide the best coverage of industry events, conferences, and of course, visual effects work.


3D WORLD

3D World delivers a daily mix of advice and inspiration for digital and traditional artists, web designers, graphic designers, 3D and VFX artists, illustrators, and more. They bring the very best creative work to their audience and offer insight into the latest trends and developments in global design.


3D ARTIST

3D Artist is an authoritative and respected source of inspiration for those working or aspiring to be working in the CGI industry. Every product in the 3D Artist portfolio features guides for awe-inspiring images, interviews and career advice from industry insiders and behind-the-scenes access on major 3D projects.


COSTUME DESIGN & FASHION


CLOTHES ON FILM

Clothes on Film is a website about costume and identity in film and television. It features in-depth articles, reviews, news, and exclusive interviews. The site was created by and is edited by Christopher Laverty. Most of the articles are written by Christopher, with some content by guest contributors.


TYRANNY OF STYLE

Covering costume design for film, TV, theatre, theme parks, animation, and video games. Editor of Tyranny Of Style, Joe Kucharski publishes interviews, articles, and images related to costume design, history, and new technology.


FASHION X FILM

Fashion x Film is an NYC based blog that finds fashion in film, one frame at a time. You can also shop the looks of each frame they present directly on their page posts.

 


LA COUTURIÈRE PARISIENNE

La Couturière Parisienne is all about period costume, from the Middle Ages up to the early 20th century. Access 4000 costume pictures through a database, read one of hundreds of articles, or download some authentic period patterns.


THE COSTUMER’S MANIFESTO

The Costumer Manifesto‘s mission is to create an online forum where all costumers whether theatrical, film, hobbyists, historic re creationists, museum curators, makers, renters, collectors and others can share ideas and information, find support and inspiration, and enjoy a sense of community.


COSTUME PAGE

The Costume Page is a personal library of costume and costuming-related links shared for the benefit of those who study and/or make costumes: costumers, students, historical re-enactors, science fiction fans, professionals, amateurs, dancers, theatrical costumers, and everything in between.


ELIZABETHAN COSTUME

 

 

 


FIDM BLOG

 

 

 


ATELIER DORÉ

 

 

 


SEA OF SHOES

 

 

 


THE SARTORIALIST

 

 

 


WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY

 

 

 


CINEMATOGRAPHY


HURLBLOG

 

 

 


JOHN BRAWLEY

 

 

 


ICG MAGAZINE

 

 

 


AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER

 

 

 


BRITISH CINEMATOGRAPHER

 

 

 


CINESCOPOPHILIA

 

 

 


THE SOCIETY OF AERIAL CINEMATOGRAPHY

 

 

 


REDDIT: CINEMATOGRAPHY

 

 

 


ARCHITECTURE


ARCH DAILY

 

 

 


ARCHINECT

 

 

 


ARCHITIZER

 

 

 


AZURE

 

 

 


BLDG BLOG

 

 

 


CURBED

 

 

 


DESIGNCURIAL

 

 

 


CONTEMPORIST

 

 

 


THE COOL HUNTER

 

 

 


INTERIOR DESIGN


ALL THE BEST BLOG

 

 

 


APARTMENT THERAPY

 

 

 


COCO KELLEY

 

 

 


COLOUR LOVERS

 

 

 


DECOR8

 

 

 


DESIGN BOOM

 

 

 


DESIGN OBSERVER

 

 

 


DESIGN SPONGE

 

 

 


DESIRE TO INSPIRE

 

 

 


ELEMENTS OF STYLE

 

 

 


HABITUALLY CHIC

 

 

 


LA DOLCE VITA

 

 

 


HOOKED ON HOUSES

 

 

 


GRAPHIC DESIGN


I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY

 

 

 


LOGO DESIGN LOVE

 

 

 


THE DIE LINE

 

 

 


ROCKETSTOCK

 

 

 


ART


CANVAS: A BLOG BY SAATCHI ART

 

 

 


GENINNE’S ART BLOG

 

 

 


FILM CREW

HOLLYWOOD JUICER

 

 

 


JOHNAUGUST.COM

 

 

 


THE ANONYMOUS PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

 

 

 


BELOW THE LINE NEWS

 

 

 


MISCELLANEOUS


THE CREATORS PROJECT

 

 

 


NOWNESS

 

 

 


MESSY NESSY

 

 

 


ATLAS OBSCURA

 

 

 


THE ART OF THE TITLE

 

 

 


THE MOVIE TITLE STILLS COLLECTION

 

 

 


FIDM DIGITAL ARTS BLOG

 

 

 


DAVID BORDWELL WEBSITE ON CINEMA

 

 

 


MENTORLESS

 

 

 


ANIMATION TREASURES

 

 

 


TOTALLY UNAUTHORIZED

 

 

 


Featured Image: Film Still from Julie & Julia (2009) | Production Designer: Mark Ricker | Columbia Pictures & Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Updated: 06/28/17
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