Understanding Design in Film Production

of large-scale ideas, you'll be able to see ways to apply their techniques to your
own smaller-scale productions. Understanding Design in Film Production is a
practical, hands-on guide for any aspiring filmmaker who wants to understand the

Author: Barbara Freedman Doyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351671781

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

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Great visual storytelling is possible on a minimal budget, but you have to spend a lot of energy thinking and planning. In Understanding Design in Film Production, author Barbara Freedman Doyle demonstrates how to use production design, cinematography, lighting, and locations to create an effective and compelling visual story, even on the tightest of budgets. Featuring in-depth interviews with production designers, set decorators, construction coordinators, cinematographers, costumers, and location managers talking about the techniques of their craft, it provides you with a feel for what everyone on the visual team does, how they think and plan, and how best to utilize the knowledge and skills they offer. This book guides you through how to find, secure, and manage the best locations, how to create and dress a set, and how to make old look new and new look old—all on a tight budget. With insights from experts at the top of their field, sharing how they plan for the real-world application of large-scale ideas, you’ll be able to see ways to apply their techniques to your own smaller-scale productions. Understanding Design in Film Production is a practical, hands-on guide for any aspiring filmmaker who wants to understand the basic principles of visual design in order to create exceptional looking films.

Practical Design and Production of Optical Thin Films

This book deals with the basic understanding, design, and practical production of
optical thin films, or interference coatings. It focuses on two main subjects that are
critical to meeting the practical challenges of producing optical coatings.

Author: Ronald R. Willey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824743468

Category: Science

Page: 568

View: 803


Providing insider viewpoints and perspectives unavailable in any other text, this book presents useful guidelines and tools to produce effective coatings and films. Covering subjects ranging from materials selection and process development to successful system construction and optimization, it contains expanded discussions on design visualization, dense wavelength division multiplexing, new coating equipment, electrochromic and chemically active coatings, ion-assisted deposition, and optical monitoring sensitivity. Furnishing real-world examples and know-how, the book introduces Fourier analysis and synthesis without difficult mathematical concepts and equations.

Production Design in the Contemporary American Film

But understanding and being able to read production design is a means of
adding another dimension to the interpretation of each film . My primary
emphasis in the pages that follow will be on analyzing films from the standpoint of
their design .

Author: Beverly Heisner

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786418656

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 181

View: 413


While the viewer's eyes are trained on the actors, the production design sets the mood for the film. The design also subtly comments on the action and the characters, moves the plot forward and adds to its symbolic content. The production design of 23 films of the 1980s and 1990s is analyzed here. The films are divided into five areas: realistic films set in the present day, stylized films (including horror) set in the present day, period films, period films that move through several decades, and science fiction and fantasy films. Among the movies analyzed are The Silence of the Lambs, She's Gotta Have It, The Fisher King, Ragtime, Barton Fink, Goodfellas, and Alien. The quality of the designs is assessed by a careful reading of the mise-en-scene. Often the designers' own words are used to describe the effects and the process involved in achieving them.

Production Design

This work explores the role of the production designer through a historical overview that maps out landmark film and television designs.

Author: Jane Barnwell

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1903364558

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 135

View: 790


This work explores the role of the production designer through a historical overview that maps out landmark film and television designs. Films and television programmes analysed include 'Trainspotting', 'The English Patient', 'Mansfield Park' and 'Eastenders'.

Moving Images Making Movies Understanding Media

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Author: Carl Casinghino

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133007784

Category: Design

Page: 352

View: 786


Moving Images is the first comprehensive media studies and motion picture production textbook of its kind. Offering a series of thematically-driven units that provide opportunities for collaborative learning, enhancement of creativity, and development of higher order thinking, this book is designed to get your students excited about making movies. Students will not only learn how to analyze and appreciate motion pictures, but they will also study the fundamental skills needed to create and produce their own movies. With an included interactive DVD students will also be able to view short films, as well as use a selection of film files to enhance their editing skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Raindance Producers Lab Lo To No Budget Filmmaking

Knowing where to spend additional funds at this stage will predetermine the final
look of your film. Understanding how production design and art department work
will enable you to maximise the art department budget which will translate ...

Author: Elliot Grove

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136047053

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

View: 572


If you're looking for clear-cut information on how to make a film on a minimal budget that is based on tried and tested techniques - look no further. Elliot Grove has worked on hundreds of low-budget productions, teaches Lo-to-No Budget filmmaking courses and runs the Raindance Film Festival (the largest independent film festival in Europe.) His wealth of teaching and filmmaking experience combined with knowledge of the winning formulas that work is the basis of this book. Refreshingly clear, no-nonsense tricks of the trade. The free CD provides all the contracts and material you need to run a production company and make successful low budget movies; how to schedule, budget and break down a script and how to get it shot with what you have, not what you want. This is a must have read for filmmakers serious about making and selling films. Creative and technical expertise coupled with a behind the scenes look at the film industry makes this book an excellent starting point for beginners. For experienced filmmakers there are plenty of practical approaches in here for you to try, from developing CV's, showreels and business plans to information on pitching, raising finance, creating publicity and much much more. Use it as a point of departure or as an everyday reference tool. The accompanying CD-ROM contains sample budgets, publicity plans, trailers and interviews.

Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination

Understanding. and. Interpreting. Set. Design. in. Cinema. The Invisible Set
When one thinks of crucial contributors to the ... to a successful production, even
if the scope and nature of their work is often barely understood (notice film
audiences' ...

Author: Tim Bergfelder

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053569801

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

View: 248


Summary: "Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination presents for the first time a comparative study of European film set design in the late 1920s and 1930s; based on a wealth of designers ʼ drawings, film stills and archival documents, the book offers a new insight into the development and significance of trans-national artistic collaboration during this period. European cinema from the late 1920s to the late 1930s is famous for its attention to detail in terms of set design and visual effect. Focusing on developments in Britain, France, and Germany, Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination: Set Design in 1930s European Cinema provides a comprehensive analysis of the practices, styles, and function of cinematic production design during this period, and its influence on subsequent filmmaking patterns."--Publisher description.

Designs on Democracy

growing national confidence might well have ... Understanding design in
Scotland means looking atthe wider UKcontext. ... or design consultancies;
Creative Content Producers – games,film production companies orfashion
designers;Creative ...

Author: Stuart MacDonald

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780996394

Category: Design

Page: 172

View: 933


Whilst there are some studies of architecture in Scotland post-devolution, writings on design are largely non-existent. Designs on Democracy seeks to fill that gap and ranges over the debates concerning architecture, urbanism, design and the Creative and Cultural Industries and the policies, people and places that stimulate and animate them. The book also tells a story about Scotland’s creatives –where they work and how their ideas and what they create and design contribute to Scotland’s democratic culture and identity.

Designing for Screen

This book explains how to approach design, whether for film, television, video promo or commercial making, and introduces the techniques needed to make ideas happen.

Author: Georgina Shorter

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 9781847974464

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 240


Design is at the essence of storytelling, but how does a production find its style and identity? This book explains how to approach design, whether for film, television, video promo or commercial making, and introduces the techniques needed to make ideas happen. Through theory and practical exercises, it looks at design in a different way and shows how the simplest decisions can become powerful ideas on screen. Explains the roles of the design team, including the production designer and art director; Explains how to extract design information from a script and how to identify key themes that can be used to support the telling of the story; Looks at how and where to research ideas, and suggests ways to illustrate them; Explores the importance of images, colour, texture and space to captivate an audience; Shows how to prepare drawings and models using various media; Refers to film and television productions, and shows how design decisions contribute to the story.

Dream Worlds Production Design for Animation

The only basic thing to understand is that everything on a film production
happens overlapping in very carefully timed steps. As you might have thought,
the script comes first. But storyboarding goes on for a while. I even had
experiences in ...

Author: Hans Bacher

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136139574

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 123


A truly unique visual delight offering insight into the development of animation classics like Bambi, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Lilo and Stitch as well as a tantalizing examination of unfinished Disney projects.

Production Design

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, ...

Author: Peg McClellan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317289265

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 429


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.

By Design

In By Design, twenty prominent feature film production designers talk about their careers, their relationships with Hollywood directors, and how they formulated and executed the technical and aesthetic designs of their film projects.

Author: Vincent LoBrutto

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 0275940314

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 230


In By Design, twenty prominent feature film production designers talk about their careers, their relationships with Hollywood directors, and how they formulated and executed the technical and aesthetic designs of their film projects. The interviews explore production design techniques and the total process of establishing the visual look of a feature film, including the design and creation of sets, finding locations, establishing the color scheme or palette of a film, and supervising the costumes, hairstyles, and makeup. The designers discuss in detail their work on many highly acclaimed and seminal works in the field, including North by Northwest, Chinatown, Barry Lyndon, Reds, Amadeus, Brazil, Blade Runner, and The Last Emperor. The interviewees talk about their relationships with the producer, director of photography, art director, construction crew, set decorator, property master, and costume designer, and how the team helps bring the director's vision to the screen. The interviews are presented in an order that gives the reader a historical perspective on the development of production design, from the studio era to contemporary productions. LoBrutto includes biographical background and a complete filmography of each subject, plus a glossary of terms that concern the design process. By Design investigates the visual style of films in a pragmatic and detailed manner usually overlooked by conventional film analysis, and will prove especially useful to film students and scholars and all aspiring and experienced producers and directors.

The Complete Film Production Handbook

Filmmaking. INTRODUCTION. In case you haven't heard, the hottest new color
around town (any town) is “green,” and after years of creating tremendous
amounts of waste, the entertainment industry has finally jumped on the eco-
bandwagon ...

Author: Eve Light Honthaner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240811505

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 524

View: 241


"[C]omprehensive guide that covers everything from pre-production through wrap and post production and includes chapters on independent and low-budget filmmaking, television, commercials, incentives, effects and new media."- Cover.

Creative Industries Switzerland

THE FILM INDUSTRY During the survey period the film industry experienced a
positive development compared with ... in the art market, media design in the film
industry, stage design in the performing arts market, and web and video design in

Author: Christoph Weckerle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764379735

Category: Design

Page: 158

View: 917


Policy makers at all levels are discovering the notion of creative industries: the music industry, literature and book market, art market, film and television industries, performing arts, design, architecture, advertising, software / computer games - from economic and innovation strategies to education policy and urban development, the creative industries are being described as a model for success. However, strategies for real, practical implementation remain vague. This publication provides a greatly needed overview of the concepts and specific characteristics of this sector. It analyzes the international discourse, presents up-to-date empirical-statistical Europe-wide analyses, derives models and draws conclusions for the current debate in Switzerland, and places special emphasis on the innovative potential of the creative scene and its dynamics for the entire creative industry.

Commercializing Great Products with Design for Six Sigma

Purpose The purpose of our customer visits is to develop a common
understanding of candy wrapper film demand projections and quality
requirements for the next five years in order to guide design efforts to improve our
supply capability Objectives 1. Gather information to ... What types of process
equipment are used in the industry now and what types will be used in the future,
and why? If you could ...

Author: Randy C. Perry

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132797269

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 656

View: 721


Optimize Every Stage of Your Product Development and Commercialization To remain competitive, companies must become more effective at identifying, developing, and commercializing new products and services. Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is the most powerful approach available for achieving these goals reliably and efficiently. Now, for the first time, there's a comprehensive, hands-on guide to utilizing DFSS in real-world product development. Using a start-to-finish case study, a practical roadmap, and easy-to-use templates, Commercializing Great Products with Design for Six Sigma shows how to optimize every stage of product commercialization. Drawing on a combined sixty-five years of product experience, the authors show how to make better product and portfolio decisions; develop better business cases and benefits assessments; create better concepts and designs; scale up manufacturing more effectively; and execute better launches. Learn how to Establish infrastructure to support successful commercialization Use Stage-Gate® processes to minimize risk and optimize the use of people and resources Create better plans: Segment markets, define product value, estimate financial value, and position new products for success Capture the "Voice of the Customer," analyze it, and use it to drive development Choose the right tools: Ideation, Pugh Concept Selection, QFD, TRIZ, and many more Develop better products and processes: Process Maps, Cause and Effects Matrices, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Statistical Design and Data Analysis Tools, and more Test and improve product performance and reliability Perform Post Mortems and apply what you've learned to your next project Whether you're an executive, engineer, designer, marketer, or quality-control professional, Commercializing Great Products with Design for Six Sigma will help you identify more valuable product concepts and translate them into high-impact revenue sources.

A Companion to Media Authorship

If the costume designer's work is thoroughly informed by and synchronized to the
locus of production design instinct on a film (whether that resides with director or
production designer or both) then the film might achieve visual coherence.

Author: Jonathan Gray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118495254

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 232


A Companion to Media Authorship offers 28 groundbreaking chapters which investigate the practices, attributions, and meanings of authorship. Revitalizing the study within media and cultural studies, this diverse and global collection provides the definitive work on the subject. Rethinks cultures of authorship and challenges the concept of auteurism across multiple media forms Moves beyond notions of the individual to focus on how authorship is collaborative, contested, and networked, examining cultures of authorship and the practicalities of how it works Draws on the cutting-edge research of scholars and practitioners whose work has produced significant new insights into the field Examines a wide range of media, including television, social media, radio, videogames, transmedia, music, and comic books Offers an impressive global focus, including pieces on Mexican music, amateur film production in Nairobi slums, tele-serial production in Kinshasa, Hong Kong film, and the marketing of Bollywood

The Fundamentals of Film Making

... During pre-production the designer conceptualises, researches, draws, plans
and builds the settings for the film. — The original idea has to be workable within
the parameters of the production, which means feasible on the time and money ...

Author: Jane Barnwell

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 9782940373192

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 487


Provides a concise overview of the collaborative practice of film production, which is broken down into key components to clarify the process that results in the end product we are so familiar with.

Pre Production Planning for Video Film and Multimedia

Steve Cartwright. Pre-Production Considerations After we have gone through the
major design steps, understand. Chapter 6 Pre-Production Considerations.

Author: Steve Cartwright

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136052507

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

View: 607


The key to a project's ultimate success is good planning. This unique new book shows how to prepare for the myriad of steps required to execute production and post production of a video, film or multimedia project. Cartwright explains in detail how to save money and time in production and post-production, yet produce a quality program with high production values. The craft of production planning is explained through a comprehensive system. The production steps are all there, enhanced with graphs of the production process, production forms, photos and a comprehensive list of production resources along with a chapter devoted to the use of computers for the production and post-production process. The techniques of planning for success are easily applied to both traditional linear program development to interactive multimedia development for all types of programs, including communications, training, marketing, corporate news and teleconferencing. Pre-Production Planning for Video, Film and Multimedia also includes 30 planning, production and post-production forms that can be accessed on an accompanying complimentary disk (for both IBM compatibles or Mac). Steve R. Cartwright is president of Cartwright & Associates, a training and communications company, and co-owner of the Motion Graphics Company, a computer graphics and animation firm. A leading producer, consultant and instructor, Cartwright is author of Training with Video and Secrets of Successful Video Programs.

How Movies Work

In the upper left of the frame , making odd company for the priest , there are five
girlie pictures . ... Although the production designer will want the costumes to be
integrated into the overall design of the film , the actual job of designing or ...

Author: Bruce Kawin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520076966

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 574

View: 660


How Movies Work, offers the filmgoer an engaging and informative guide to the appreciation and evaluation of films. It provides a comprehensive consideration of movies from idea to script, casting, financing, shooting and distribution. Bruce Kawin addresses the book not just to students of film but to any filmgoer curious to know more about the process of the conception and creation of our favorite entertainment and art form.

Voice and Vision A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production

This includes essentialand detailed technical information onfilm and digital
production tools,athorough overviewof the filmmaking stagesand process ... This
book isalso written withthe understanding that not every film student will become,
or even wantsto become,adirector. Knowing that students canfollow so many
creative and fulfilling paths infilm (cinematography, sound design, editing,
artdirection, etc.) ...

Author: Mick Hurbis-Cherrier

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136067891

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 560

View: 620


Voice & Vision is a comprehensive manual for the independent filmmakers and film students who want a solid grounding in the tools, techniques, and processes of narrative film in order to achieve their artistic vision. This book includes essential and detailed information on relevant film and digital video tools, a thorough overview of the filmmaking stages, and the aesthetic considerations for telling a visual story. The ultimate goal of this book is to help you develop your creative voice while acquiring the solid practical skills and confidence to use it. Unlike many books that privilege raw technical information or the line-producing aspects of production, Voice & Vision places creativity, visual expression, and cinematic ideas front and center. After all, every practical decision a filmmaker makes, like choosing a location, an actor, a film stock, a focal length, a lighting set-up, an edit point, or a sound effect is also an expressive one and should serve the filmmaker's vision. Every decision, from the largest conceptual choices to the smallest practical solutions, has a profound impact on what appears on the screen and how it moves an audience. "In Practice sidebars throughout Voice & Vision connect conceptual, aesthetic and technical issues to their application in the real world. Some provide a brief analysis of a scene or technique from easily rentable films which illustrate how a specific technology or process is used to support a conceptual, narrative, or aesthetic choice. Others recount common production challenges encountered on real student and professional shoots which will inspire you to be innovative and resourceful when you are solving your own filmmaking challenges.