Chapter Four. Production Design

Production Design

If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.


Edward Hopper was referring to painting, of course, in the quote on the previous page, but the look of a film must also add to what is written in the scripted dialogue. The look and feel of the worlds that the characters move through need to give a deeper look into their personalities and the script’s meaning. In short, the design of the film must perform a storytelling function without using words. Otherwise, it’s just radio.

And that is what this chapter is all about.

What Is a Production Designer?

Michael Provart, who has worked as a ...

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