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Art Direction for Film and Video, 2nd Edition by Robert Olson

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11

MAKE SOME SKETCHES

A good way to put collected images together and communicate visual ideas is to make sketches. Later, we will make a simple model and construction drawings based on these sketches, but for now, just freely put your ideas on paper – successes and failures – and the set sketch to show your client will come together. This chapter shows you how to make a perfectly acceptable perspective sketch.

Remember that sketches are not meant to hang in a museum (unless you become famous). Regard them as steps in the design process, as production designer Larry Miller illlustrates: “On the film Flamingo Kid, I did presentation boards with a color scheme for the Eldorado Club set—yellow and gold. The producer said, ‘I’m not too crazy about ...

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