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Motion Picture Production Departments and Positions according to Professor Bowen (Your experience may vary) Part Two

Overview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fIxjM0Qzrs&NR=1 ART DEPARTMENT Overviews from TheSubstream.com http://youtu.be/X-cOpm-3pEI http://youtu.be/sKP26UXxqYo The Production Designer Someone who y Is responsible for the look, feel, tone and evocativeness of the environmental or scenic elements before the camera y Collaborates with the director to establish or represent the visual style and atmosphere of the film y Collaborates with the director and the director of photography on a color palette for the film y Designs or supervises the design of stage sets y Selects with the approval of the director and the producer the locations for shooting Answers to y Director y Producer Directly Supervises y The Art Director y The Prop Master y The Costume Designer y The Location Manager The Role of the Production Designer http://www.makingof.com/posts/watch/480/the-role-of-a-production-designer Ana s Playground http://vimeo.com/2692578 Notorious http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3uASVo4L0w Time Traveler s Wife Emotional Design http://www.makingof.com/posts/watch/306/jon-hutman-on-emotional-design Skins http://www.e4.com/video/HppqgB2SgT9FBNTNiD2Nx/play.e4 Black Swan http://youtu.be/sMOzjoC1n7Y Misfits http://www.e4.com/video/eTXXiB3B1w0PvE2o4KrBYQ/play.e4 300 http://youtu.be/kCR7kwLMnjY Joe Alves http://youtu.be/edf8ITXsX5M Australia http://youtu.be/dBLo3eZWWR8 Up In The Air http://www.makingof.com/posts/watch/837/production-designersteve-saklad Bang Goes the Drum http://youtu.be/QEVkaK-p2YQ

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Terra Nova http://video.tvguide.com/Terra+Nova/Terra+Nova-3a+Production+Designer/10835875 The Challenge http://video.tvguide.com/Terra+Nova/Terra+Nova-3a+Production+Designer/10835875 Supernatural http://youtu.be/vWRuA9nwjNA What is a Production Designer? http://youtu.be/-VGezUROItk The Production Designer http://youtu.be/4GgEmLFWtHg Making of Dog Soldiers http://youtu.be/5BDzXzdvfDU Tower Heist http://www.whosay.com/brettratner/videos/82703 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences http://www.oscars.org/video/watch/ev_prodesign_01a_job_prod.html The Art Director Someone who y Acts as the lieutenant to the Production Designer y Acts as the art department coordinator or administrator, supervising scheduling, budgeting, purchasing and personnel y Creates the design renderings and blueprints for sets and locations Answers to y Production Designer Directly Supervises y Construction Manager y Set Decorator y Art Department Production Assistants Milk http://vimeo.com/2486984 The Construction Manager Someone who y Supervises the construction of sets and stages y Supervises construction on location y Is responsible for completing construction tasks on time and budget y Selects and/or approves all artistic and dramatic elements Answers to: y Production Designer y Art Director Directly Supervises y Carpenters y Painters y Riggers y Plasterers http://www.skillset.org/film/jobs/construction/article_4060_1.asp Titanic http://youtu.be/H9UVZbdpYNY

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Set Construction http://vimeo.com/28778289 Mandie and the Secret Tunnel http://vimeo.com/5863653 The Set Decorator / Dresser Someone who y Oversees the dressing of sets, i.e. furnishings, fixtures, appliances, etc. y Shops for, purchases and arranges for delivery of dressings y Dresses a set to realize the vision of the production designed and director and to reflect the characters y Research period needs y Hires the set dressing crew y Monitors costs y Helps maintain set continuity Answers to y Production Designer y Art Director Directly Supervises y Set Decorators y Leadman and Swing Gang y On-Set Decorator y Food Stylist Crew Encyclopedia The Set Decorator http://youtu.be/8RozNDSLFMs Set Decoration Department http://vimeo.com/14058898 Weeds http://youtu.be/i9tld_Wp06Q Lost http://youtu.be/FF-h_t_Or-o Transformers http://vimeo.com/28055556 Game of Thrones http://www.tv.com/shows/game-of-thrones/clips/game-ofthrones-the-artisans-richard-roberts-10506140/ Law and Order Criminal Intent http://youtu.be/c4-NoA89zMU On the Set of Rizzoli & Isles http://youtu.be/C9s7EpfgvzA The Draper Living Room: Inside Mad Men http://www.amctv.com/madmen/videos/inside-mad-men-the-draper-living-room THE PROPERTY DEPARTMENT The Prop Master Someone who y Identifies the props, portable objects handled by the actors, needed for each scene y Purchases, procures, or manufactures all needed props y Helps maintain set and prop continuity y Creates a prop breakdown from the script y Assures that props are appropriate to character Answers to

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y Unit Production Manager y Production Designer y Art Director Directly Supervises y Asst. Prop Master y Armorer Crew Encyclopedia The Prop Master http://youtu.be/FgnFjth4PBg White Collar http://www.hulu.com/watch/226119/white-collar-behind-thescenes-prop-master Watchmen http://youtu.be/A9a5GjqvPms Sons of Anarchy http://youtu.be/osrBxH2v74c Tim Schultz http://vimeo.com/groups/3380/videos/18073281 The Event http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xewbkd_the-event-the-onset-propmaster_shortfilms Life on Mars http://youtu.be/uPrXRXa0IHQ Mad Men http://www.amctv.com/mad-men/videos/inside-mad-men-props-of-theseason-3-premiere Walking Dead http://www.buyzombie.com/2011/10/06/undead-news/thewalking-deads-prop-master-john-sanders/ Fringe http://www.movieweb.com/tv/TVm1SmruDB4Cpu/season-4-show-andtell-with-prop-master-robert-k-smith The Armorer Someone who y Procures, maintains, repairs and secures firearms used by a production during filming y Trains actors and educates the crew is the safe handling of firearms y Assures the safety of the set when firearms are present Answers to y Prop Master y First Assistant Director Stargate Universe http://youtu.be/ASuASjY4904 Corrado http://youtu.be/NX6D5TOK9o8 The Guns of A Little Bit Zombie http://youtu.be/uTYjhfc39mU COSTUME / WARDROBE DEPARTMENT The Costume Designer Someone who y Identifies the needs of the production through a detailed analysis of the script and in consultation with the director y Researches periods, character, locale as it relates to costuming y Produces rendering and sketches of proposed costuming

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y Designed original costumes and coordinates existing clothing Answers to y Director y Production Designer Directly Supervises y Costume / Wardrobe Supervisor y Set Costumer / Stylist Elisabetta Beraldo http://www.makingof.com/posts/watch/248/elisabettaberaldo-on-the-role-of-the-costume-designer-on-set Jerry Carnevale http://www.makingof.com/posts/watch/208/jerry-carnevalewardrobe-trailer-tour Mad Men http://youtu.be/lvztMnWPaww American Experience http://video.pbs.org/video/1443799411/ Sweeney Todd http://youtu.be/NEbha8PQIK4 Terra Nova http://www.tv.com/shows/terra-nova/clips/terra-nova-amandafriedland-costume-designer-10555304/ Boardwalk Empire http://youtu.be/2wN9mgn1kSc Up in the Air http://www.makingof.com/posts/watch/831/danny-glickercostume-designer Glee http://www.5min.com/Video/JSYK-Exclusive-Interview---Glee-CostumeDesigner-517150520

MAKE-UP / HAIR DEPARTMENT Makeup and Hair Department Heads Someone who y Is responsible for the design and application of makeup and hair styling y Supervises the appropriate and timely application of makeup and hair style y Maintains continuity as it related to makeup and hair Answers to y Director Directly Supervises y Makeup and Hair Stylists y Special Effects Makeup Artists http://www.skillset.org/film/jobs/hair_and_makeup/ Street Fighter Legacy http://youtu.be/9z8kLc99fVU Mad Men http://www.amctv.com/mad-men/videos/inside-mad-men-1962-hairmakeup Special Effects Makeup http://vimeo.com/13845705 Vancouver Film School http://youtu.be/0K7QJoiinvs Jeff Goodwin http://youtu.be/QtyT3sO0qwo

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SPECIAL EFFECTS DEPARTMENT (MECHANICAL OR PRACTICAL) Special Effects Supervisor Someone who y Designs and creates on-set special effects, such as pyrotechnics, mechanized props, atmospheric effects, specialized set pieces, etc. y Assures on-set safety relating to special effects. Directly Supervises y SPFX Coordinator y SPFX Techs Answers to y Line Producer or Unit Production Manager y Director Mechanical Effects Supervisor http://vimeo.com/2106507 Harry Potter http://youtu.be/z4XsyQG8Y1I The Crew http://vimeo.com/13844489