You can’t lose when you’re well researched. Dive in to the best production design websites for film and television out there. If you’re interested in production design, set design, graphic design, set decoration, visual effects, props, architecture, interior design, or filmmaking in general, these websites will help guide you to the next level.
PRODUCTION DESIGN WEBSITES
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 is an online shop directing you where to find the furniture, lighting, decor and art you spot in your favourite films. In their world, the furniture is the star: From a contemporary item in a current movie to a vintage piece in a classic film.
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 WEBSITES
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 WEBSITES
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
The Elizabethan Costuming Page is a detailed study on all manners of costume dress during the Elizabethan period. The page is an invaluable resource guide for any designer working within the 16th and 17th century.
Formerly a high fashion blog called Garance Doré, now a lifestyle blog called, Atelier Doré. While the stories are more varied these days, the new blog still covers the best in new fashion trends and street style.
Sea of Shoes was created by Jane Aldridge in 2007 and was the premiere destination to find new shoe inspiration. These days it`s more of a full style blog with fashion inspiration as well as other lifestyle posts mixed in with shoe talk.
The Sartorialist was created to start a two-way dialogue about the world of fashion and its relationship to daily life. In addition to the street style photography that initiated the blog’s popularity, The Sartorialist continues to grow, layering front row runway coverage, style profiles, book features and vintage photographs upon its captivating cultural documentation.
For 100+ years Women’s Wear Daily has been the daily media of record for the global women’s and men’s fashion, retail and beauty communities, while also keeping informed the consumer media that cover the market. Often referred to as “the fashion bible,” WWD provides a balance of timely, credible business news and key fashion trends.
Hurlbut Visuals was created to educate and inspire one filmmaker at a time. It began as a way for DOP Shane Hurlbut to share his many years of experience, his pioneering spirit with new cutting-edge technologies and practical product knowledge on both commercial and feature films.
The personal cinematography blog of cinematographer John Brawley. Brawley has developed a reputation as one of Australia’s most talented and sought after Directors of Photography, who works with vision, speed and an inherently collaborative nature. Working more in the US, John continues to build that reputation internationally.
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) represents the most talented camera professionals and publicists in the world. The technicians and artisans in the ICG are the creators of the visual images on the big screen, the television screen and our computer screen. This is the official website and magazine of the ICG.
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