ABSTRACT

Written by an author with over 30 years of working experience, this book takes a practical, thorough look at the duties and skills of art directors and production designers. It teaches readers how to analyze a script, develop concepts that meet the needs of a script, develop sketches and construction drawings, work with directors and producers, and operate within budget limitations.

The book has been updated and expanded to include interviews with professionals at all levels in the art department. A chapter on digital effects as they relate to the work of the art director has been added to this new edition.

Students, novices in the profession, and persons from other art/design fields who are interested in expanding into film and video will find this is a valuable resource.



Written by an author with over 30 years of working experience, this book takes a practical, thorough look at the duties and skills of art directors and production designers. It teaches readers how to analyze a script, develop concepts that meet the needs of a script, develop sketches and construction drawings, work with directors and producers, and operate within budget limitations.

The book has been updated and expanded to include interviews with professionals at all levels in the art department. A chapter on digital effects as they relate to the work of the art director has been added to this new edition.

Students, novices in the profession, and persons from other art/design fields who are interested in expanding into film and video will find this is a valuable resource.

part Part I|47 pages

The Role and Responsibilities of The Production Designer

part Part II|54 pages

Outline of a Job

chapter 9|4 pages

Here's the Script

chapter 10|6 pages

Using Research Materials

chapter 11|8 pages

Make Some Sketches

chapter 13|5 pages

The Construction Drawings

chapter 15|4 pages

Model Making

part Part III|36 pages

Typical Sets and Opportunities

chapter 18|5 pages

Staging A Talk Show

chapter 19|8 pages

Staging A News Broadcast

chapter 20|8 pages

Designing a Commercial