What an Art Director Does: An Introduction to Motion Picture Production Design / Edition 1

What an Art Director Does: An Introduction to Motion Picture Production Design / Edition 1

by Ward Preston
     
 

ISBN-10: 1879505185

ISBN-13: 9781879505186

Pub. Date: 07/28/1994

Publisher: Silman-James Press

What an Art Director Does is a comprehensive introduction to film and television art direction and production design. Starting with a brief history of the field, Mr. Preston's lively, well-written text leads the reader through the ins and outs of all the responsibilities and duties that fall on the art director's shoulders. A wealth of information on preparing script…  See more details below

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What an Art Director Does is a comprehensive introduction to film and television art direction and production design. Starting with a brief history of the field, Mr. Preston's lively, well-written text leads the reader through the ins and outs of all the responsibilities and duties that fall on the art director's shoulders. A wealth of information on preparing script breakdowns, research, design and presentation, scouting and working on locations, set design and construction, working as part of a team, and much more is coupled with examples drawn from the author's own experiences. This book is a must-read for all aspiring production designers and all filmmakers who desire a firm understanding of the physical process of film production.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879505186
Publisher:
Silman-James Press
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
522,321
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The History of Art Direction1
The Art Department11
Art Directors' Training21
Research & Clearances29
Breakdowns39
Location Scouting57
Design and Presentation69
Set Construction89
Set Decoration107
Distant Locations117
Special Effects129
Computers and the Future143
Production Design149
The Filmmaking Team155
The First Time Out167
The Ten Commandments of Art Direction173
Suggested Reading177
Acknowledgements179
Index181

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