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

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A PRODUCTION DESIGNER ON LOCATION

Leaving the convenience of the stage to work on location presents a different set of requirements for the art director, as well as for the rest of the crew. The art director and crew must carefully document the location scene, because they will have to make some of the stage work match.

Colin Irwin, art director on the film JFK, describes some work done to make a location in Dallas, Texas, match documentary film footage used in the movie:

We did a lot of adding to locations, but not much building. We rented the oval office set from Paramount. In Daly Plaza we added to and changed it to match the 8mm film footage used in the movie. We had to trim the trees back, move signs and lampposts, and bring in 10 or ...

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