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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879505186
  • Publisher: Silman-James Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1994
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 190
  • Sales rank: 712,362
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The History of Art Direction 1
The Art Department 11
Art Directors' Training 21
Research & Clearances 29
Breakdowns 39
Location Scouting 57
Design and Presentation 69
Set Construction 89
Set Decoration 107
Distant Locations 117
Special Effects 129
Computers and the Future 143
Production Design 149
The Filmmaking Team 155
The First Time Out 167
The Ten Commandments of Art Direction 173
Suggested Reading 177
Acknowledgements 179
Index 181
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