WHAT DOES AN ART DIRECTOR NEED TO KNOW?
Many production designers and art directors carry pocket cameras. One production designer was having difficulty finding the right color and texture for a newly discovered planet to be seen in a science fiction series. She stepped out of her car one day, glanced down into the gutter, and saw a piece of refuse that was exactly right. She snapped a picture of it, had the photo image computer-wrapped around a sphere, and created the new planet, all because her eyes were open to the world around her.