Production Design: Visual Design for Film and Television is a hands-on guide to the craft of Production Design and Art Direction. Author Peg McClellan gives an insider’s view of the experiences and challenges of working as a Production Designer in film and television.

The book covers three major areas, starting with an overview and the basics of job responsibilities, the artistic approach and the background which every Production Designer needs to be familiar with, and progressing to the mechanics of the role with a day-to-day breakdown of the job itself. McClellan takes you through script analysis, team collaborations, the hierarchy of a production, hiring a team, the business elements, locations, studio facilities, handling change, and everything in between.

With case studies, insights from successful Production Designers, and inspiration in the form of over 200 colour photos and illustrations from storyboards to sets, this is the ideal book for students seeking a career in production design, and professionals looking to further their design knowledge.



What Is Production Design?

chapter Chapter 1|13 pages

The Language of Visuals

chapter Chapter 2|18 pages

The Business of Production Design

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

Pre-Production—Locations and Research

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages

Art Department and Storyboards

chapter Chapter 5|13 pages

Set Decorating, Props, Wardrobe

chapter Chapter 6|18 pages

Pitching and Presenting

chapter Chapter 7|21 pages

Drawing for Film

chapter Chapter 8|16 pages

Graphics and Signs

chapter Chapter 9|26 pages

Studios, Stages, and Set Construction

chapter Chapter 10|11 pages

Studio Facilities

chapter Chapter 11|14 pages


chapter Chapter 12|6 pages

Make-Up, Speciality Character Design, and Creatures

chapter Chapter 13|22 pages

Stunts, Visual FX, Special FX

chapter Chapter 14|15 pages

Lighting/Cinematography Department

chapter Chapter 15|6 pages

Production Meetings and Changes

chapter Chapter 16|5 pages

Strike and Wrap

chapter Chapter 17|9 pages

Networking and Business Package

chapter Chapter 18|4 pages


chapter Chapter 19|2 pages


chapter Chapter 20|1 pages

To Read

chapter |1 pages

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