chapter  16
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SUPERVISING CONSTRUCTION AND SETUP

When the construction drawings and model are fmished and approved, the art director fmds a construction shop to build the sets, supervises construction, and oversees the stage setup. Production designer Colin Irwin describes his supervision process:

GETTING BIDS If the studio selected by the producer has a construction shop, the sets may be built on the lot as part of the production agreement. If not, the art director takes the construction drawings to several shops for bids. The lowest bid is not necessarily the best one because a shop may want the job badly enough to cut corners, to the detriment of the job. Besides price, the art director considers the quality of their work and the reliability of each shop.