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The Ten Commandments of Production Design

Take a look at this simple set of rules for establishing great production design on any project.

Dante Ferretti's Oscar Speech

Dante Ferretti’s Oscar Speech for Best Art Direction in 2012

Dante Ferretti’s Oscar speech at the 2012 Academy Awards for Best Art Direction was a beautiful ode to Martin Scorsese and Italy but better than that was that he was the only person to thank his crew at the Oscars this year.

What’s in a Meme? Production Design Meme

This week everyone decided to start posting the same meme layout all over the internet about “What people think you do for a living”. A meme is “an idea, behavior or style

The 2011 Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Art Direction are…

This morning the Emmy nominations were announced and luckily there was some truly stunning television work this past year. Just because it’s on the small screen doesn’t mean it can’t be visually

Production Design Perfection: Terry Gilliam

Actor, writer, director, animator, producer… former Monty Python member Terry Gilliam has done it all, even production design for the Python film Life of Brian! He started out as a cartoonist and

The Work of Production Designer Sir Ken Adam: Production Design Perfection

BAFTA’s tribute to Ken Adam took place this past Monday night on the occasion of Ken Adam’s 90th birthday. As one of the most creative and imaginative production designers to ever live,

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: The Films of Quentin Tarantino

What makes a Quentin Tarantino movie so great? The soundtracks full of 70s tunes, the stylized gore, and of course the David Wasco production design. Sets like the warehouse in Reservoir Dogs

GENIE AWARDS: The Production Design Nomination Process with Jasna Stefanovic

Jasna Stefanovic has been a Production Designer for 20 years and has designed under some of the best directors of our time including Sofia Coppola on The Virgin Suicides and Terry Gilliam

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN IV

Here’s this week’s Production Design Porn post. Hopefully you’ll take some inspiration from it. Forbidden Planet (1956) Production Designers: Irving Block, Mentor Huebner | Art Directors: Cedric Gibbons, Arthur Lonergan | Set

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