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Production Design for Screen


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1. Practicalities: The Design Process The Art Department Breaking down the script Developing initial ideas Sketch, draft, model The budget Studio construction Locations Set Decorating and Dressing Spotlight on - Anna Pritchard 2. The Visual Concept Collaboration Concept, contrast and transformation Developing the visual concept Spotlight on - Stuart Craig 3. Space Real and imagined worlds Size and scale Geography of Space Vertical Hierarchy Spotlight on - Alex McDowell 4. In and Out: Boundaries & Transitions In and Out Doorways and windows Movement and Transition Interiors and exteriors Spotlight on - Hugo Wyhowski 5. Light Character and Story Sources Position Colour Painting Spotlight on - Ronald Gow 6. Colour Colour & early cinema Painting & Perception Colour palette & psychology Character & Story The Colour Red Spotlight on - Jim Bissell 7. Set Decoration The Set Decorator Reflecting Character Furniture & Dressing Period & Style Spotlight on - Tatiana Macdonald

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Explores the creative process of designing for film and television - providing budding filmmakers with the skills and tools they need to produce compelling imagery on screen.

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Jane Barnwell is Senior Lecturer in Moving Image at University of Westminster, UK.


An excellent introduction to the impact and practice of production design in the movies. Rich in examples and engaging in its concepts, this is of interest to both students and cineastes alike. -- Edward Braman, Head of Film and TV, University of York, UK
The points of view in this book have been sorely missing in the industry...This book is destined to become an integral part of my future classes as a required text. -- Kent Homchick, Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Denver, USA
...beautifully illustrated with generous inclusions of film stills...a clearly written, practice-oriented, much needed text on production design for film. -- Dr. Elaine Sisson, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology, Ireland

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