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Table Of Contents

A Brief Historical Perspective on Production Design in Motion Pictures
Production Design Is . .
VISUALIZATION OF A SCREENPLAY
The Trinity
Writing for the Screen
Writing the Screenplay with Design in Mind
Production Design as a Narrative Tool
The Vision Thing
A Production Designer’s Credo
Communication
Breaking Down the Screenplay
Set Decoration
Props
Special Effects
Finding the Look of a Film
Exercises to Develop Visualization Skills
The Psychological Nature of Production Design
Atmospheric Qualities of Production Design
Translating the Narrative into Visual Ideas
Interpreting the Characters Visually
Establishing an Environment for Cinematic Storytelling
Visualization Exercises
Design Files
Paintings
Photographs
Magazines
Literature
Video
Oral History
The Internet
Product Placement
Guidelines for Conducting Research
The Design Team
Art Director
Set Designer
Set Decorator
Lead Man
Swing Gang
Hair and Makeup
Construction Crew
Property Master
Location Scout
Location Manager
Greensman
Buyer
Scenic Artist
Costume Designer
Set Dresser
The Production Designer’s Responsibility to the Art Department
Concept Drawings
Approval
Storyboards
Drafting
Sample Exercises
Drafting Requirements and Standards
Plans
Location Scouting
Keeping Ahead of the Company
Cover Sets
Pre-production Advice
The Color Palette
A Concise Lesson in the Nature of Color
Color Theory
Black-and-White Filmmaking
Color Correction
Developing a Color Sense
Discovering Color
Aging Wood
Aging Stone
The Role and Purpose of Aging in Production Design
Learning About Texture
The Development of Applying Design Aesthetic to Cinematic Storytelling
The Modernist School of Design Makes an Impact on the Look of Films
The Architect as Production Designer
Construction
Use of Space
Post-modern Film Design
Learning More About Architecture
Time
Time and Place
Research
Genre Is Storytelling
Genre Exercises
Budgeting
Projecting the Production Design Budget
Budgeting Tips
Advantages of Shooting in the Studio
Safety Procedures
The Grid
Workshops and Tools of the Art Department
Flats
Materials and Use
Painting
Three-Dimensional Weight-Bearing Construction
Bracing the Set
Methods for Anchoring Objects to Flats
Openings
Cycloramas
Ceilings
Floors and Ground Areas
Procedures for Building and Erecting Sets in a Studio
Camera Blocking in the Studio
Rehearsals
Striking the Set
Storage
Transportation of the Set
Getting Familiar with Working in a Studio
Scouting Locations
Transforming a Location
Shooting at One Location for Another
Matching a Location and Studio Work
Putting It All Together
Keeping the Production Design Budget Down
Pre-CAD Effects
CAD Production Design
Virtual Production Design
CGI in Contemporary Film Production
Successfully Merging CGI Technology with Production Design
Computer Animation
The Future of Digital Moviemaking
A FINAL WORD
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The Filmmaker's Guide to Production Design

The Filmmaker's Guide to Production Design

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