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

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TOOLS FOR CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS

The producer and director think your sketches are inspired and have told you to go ahead with the pilot project. What now? Do you just take the sketches to the construction shop and tell them to build it? No. Building from sketches is an emergency measure when time is short and experienced set builders can tackle the job.

We are not going to work that way—taking what seems to be the easy way out. We are going to do it the right way by making construction drawings for bids. For this stage, you will need some more aids – more pencils, a T-square, an architect’s scale, and triangles.

YOUR DRAWING BOARD

A drawing board should be flat, have perfectly straight edges, and possess corners that form 90° angles. Get the ...

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