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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 4th Edition by David K. Irving, Peter W. Rea

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Chapter 13

Art on Set

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 Krawitz

DIRECTOR

Guide

In the process of creating a motion picture, the art director, the set decorator, and the property master 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, producer, art department, and 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 ...

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