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Production Design for Screen : Visual Storytelling in Film and Television (Paperback) (Jane Barnwell)
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The collaborative nature of film-making can make it difficult to identify the contribution of the designer to the cinematic image. The design concept is key to the creation of a coherent visual look; the designer's task is to employ visual metaphors to communicate that concept in rich and varied ways. Packed with full-color film stills, exclusive pre-production artwork and behind-the-scenes production images, this book reveals how the designer is crucial in the creation of place, character and narrative through the use of distinct design elements.
Packed with examples from real-world projects, this book provides practical guidance on the complete design process, from breaking down the script and developing ideas through research, to creating drawings, model-making, constructing sets and choosing locations. Five key design elements are explored in detail, namely light, colour, space, character positioning and set dressing, providing readers with a rich source of inspiration and the tools needed to take a project from script to a set ready to shoot on.
The book includes seven case studies, developed from exclusive interviews with world-renowned designers, revealing the concepts behind some of the most engaging imagery on screen and the strands of visual metaphor that conveyed them.
Taking into account a range of production budgets, Production Design for Film and TV provides filmmakers with an inspiring, yet practical look at the process of designing for screen.