Art Direction For Film
Production designers make a vital contribution towards creating a tangible world through visual storytelling. They need to be able to develop their own ideas, work independently, and also in collaboration with others. You will explore key aspects of screen design, from script analysis and interpretation, to researching skills, development of concepts, design approaches and finding interesting ways of presenting ideas.
- Rather than accepting easy conventional solutions,the emphasis of this course is on developing your own interpretation through exploration and experimentation in response to a narrative.
- In order to facilitate this, participants will be asked to bring homework in progress to each class, so that they can develop their own ideas and skills base.
- It is also important that participants engage with group discussions in order to fully benefit from the course.
- You can also expect to spend some time watching examples of films.
You will finish the course with an introductory knowledge of skills required by the film industry such as model making and technical drawing. In addition, the course will give you an insight into the processes involved in an art department.
Entry requirements: None
Level: Beginners and Intermediate
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Georgina Shorter trained as a set and costume designer at Central Saint Martins. She has worked in the film / television industries for over 15 years in a variety of areas - art department, wardrobe, festivals, events and education. She is a published author and currently produces and directs film in the corporate world.
Merle Hensel trained as a theatre designer at Central St Martins School of Art and Design and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. She works internationally as a theatre, event and film designer.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- Design magazines
- wood glue
- drawing materials (pens and pencils)
- materials to create colour (pastels and/or paint and/or pens)
- metal ruler
- coloured paper
- scalpel / craft knife
- cutting mat
- Tablet/ Laptop (if you have one).