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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 3rd Edition by Peter W. Rea, David K. Irving

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chapter fourteen

Art

I think, as much as possible, it’s important to visit your locations beforehand as many times as the budget and your schedule will allow.

Jan

DIRECTOR

Guide

In the process of creating a motion picture, the art director and the art department truly are magicians, often creating something out of nothing and making things appear from out of nowhere.

There is nothing like the feeling of walking on a dressed set for the first time: experiencing the culmination of weeks, maybe months, of preparation and planning by the director, the producer, the art department, and the director of photography (DP). A great deal of imagination and hard work have transformed the words on the page into the world of the characters through the choice ...

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