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Set Design For Film And Television Short Course

Course description

The design element in film and television has always played a major part in any production. The designer's role is crucial to the invention of the world that we see on screen, from the recreation of a specific period in history, authentic present day, or the innovative sculptural design involved in light entertainment, comedy, arts, music or game shows.

Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at beginners who would like to gain knowledge of the processes involved when designing for a production and learn more about the careers available in the art department of films or television.

Entry requirements: None

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Details

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You will be introduced to the dynamics involved when designing for a multi-camera television studio environment, resulting in an accurate scale and colour model of a set for a specific show.

We then look at film design, covering script breakdown, character analysis, simple scenery construction, set dressing and location film work.

By the end of the course students will have produced models, ground plans, moodboards and visuals for their portfolio.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Notebook 
  • Few sheets of A3 tracing paper
  • Few sheets of A3 cartridge paper
  • P>ens/pencils for stretching, watercolours coloured pencils

For model making:

  • Tube of UHU runny clear glue
  • A2 sheet of foam board 3mm black or white
  • A2 sheet of foam board 5mm black or white
  • 1:50 scale ruler
  • Metal ruler
  • Scalpel with blades
  • Cutting board
  • Few sheets of bristol card or white card
  • Block of Das or Flymo air drying putty
Meet the Tutor:

The design element in film and television has always played a major part in any production. The designer's role is crucial to the invention of the world that we see on screen, from the recreation of a specific period in history, authentic present day, or the innovative sculptural design involved in light entertainment, comedy, arts, music or game shows.

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