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The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production, 3rd Edition by Lorene M. Wales

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8

The Art Department

The art department is one of the most important departments on a film. Like the camera crew, their work is seen completely on screen. The art department is the team that creates the total look of all the sets and locations. While the camera department, specifically the DP, is responsible for the photographic look of the show, the art department is responsible for everything the camera photographs. As with other departments, your script and the extent of your budget will determine how involved or big your art department is. If the film is very high budget, you will find all of the positions listed in this chapter. If the film is medium budget, you may have approximately 60 percent of the crew in Figure 8.1. If your film is ...

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