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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.

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The Crown Production Designer Martin Childs
The Crown, Season 2 / Netflix

The Crown Production Designer Martin Childs Set by Set Breakdown

Production Designer Martin Childs visually breaks down his sets to marvelous effect showcasing what was already on location and what they created from scratch on the 2nd season of The Crown on Netflix.

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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.

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Oscar for Best Production Design

Every Oscar for Best Production Design in 5 Minutes

You can now watch every film that won the Oscar for Best Production Design… or at least a small piece of every winning Oscar film in just over 5 minutes.

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Freelancing

Freelancing in New York

This short documentary ‘SOLO NYC’ explores New York’s growing class of independent creative freelancers just trying to make it in the big city.

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Props matter

Why Props Matter

Watch this video to learn about the best use of a prop in film and television and how props are often capable of enhancing a script. There are more to props than meets the eye.

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INSPIRATION: Everything is a Remix, by Kirby Ferguson

In this 2015 short documentary ‘Everything is a Remix (Remastered)’, filmmaker Kirby Ferguson considers the idea that there are no new ideas and every creative endeavour is made up of past ideas.

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The Psychology of Colour in Cinema

Watch this video explaining the importance of colour in storytelling and an explanation of the psychology behind the choices.

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DESIGN TALKS: Perspectives on Production Design with Sir Christopher Frayling

Watch this video that lays out essential production design theory in this keynote address by Sir Christopher Frayling.

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INSPIRATION: Why Man Creates, by Saul Bass

Watch this Oscar-winning animated short documentary which discusses the nature of creativity, directed by prolific designer Saul Bass.