Art Director/Set Decorator


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Highlights
Dick Stiles on his style as an art director and sculptor and on how he'd like to be remembered
John Shaffner on art direction for television vs. art direction for features
Roy Christopher on the influence of Pop Art on the art direction on television
John J. Lloyd on how color television affected art direction 
Joseph Jennings on advice to an aspiring art director
Who talked about this profession

Ed Christie

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Ed Christie on the process of creating a puppet
Ed Christie on tailoring puppets to the puppeteers that operated them
Ed Christie on what makes a great Muppet design

Roy Christopher

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Roy Christopher on the influence of pop art on the art direction on television in the 1970s

Louis Dorfsman

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Louis Dorfsman on his duties as Art Director for CBS and working with Frank Stanton
Louis Dorfsman on his style as Art Director for CBS
Louis Dorfsman on the use of words and pictures in an ad and on placing trade ads in "The New York Times"
Louis Dorfsman on promoting news coverage as Art Director for CBS advertising and on working with Fred Friendly
Louis Dorfsman on his peers in the graphic design community, including Saul Bass, and on what set him apart from his peers
Louis Dorfsman on his advice to aspiring Art Designers

Garvin Eddy

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Garvin Eddy on what a production designer or art director does
Garvin Eddy on the evolution of the title art director to production designer

Peter Ellenshaw

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Peter Ellenshaw on the craft of matte painting 
Peter Ellenshaw on his style and the tools he used
Peter Ellenshaw on advice to aspiring artists 
Harrison Ellenshaw on his father's style and the way he worked
Harrison Ellenshaw on advice for aspiring visual effects professionals 

Joseph Jennings

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Joseph Jennings on advice to an aspiring art director
Joseph Jennings on his duties as assistant art director
Joseph Jennings on the functions and responsibilities of an art director
Joseph Jennings on the difference between a production designer and an art director
Joseph Jennings on the relationship between the director and the art director 
Joseph Jennings on the mechanics of preparing for a show as an art director
Joseph Jennings on the biggest challenges of preparing for a show as an art director and on doing art direction for science fiction shows including Star Trek
Joseph Jennings on art directors working with sound designers and on working with the director of photography 
Joseph Jennings on safety guidelines and on government codes that had to be followed for art directors
Joseph Jennings on the art director's involvement in location scouting
Joseph Jennings on deciding on shooting on location or shooting in a studio
Joseph Jennings on the differences between doing art direction for features, and on doing art direction for made-for-television movies 
Joseph Jennings on his production style

Charles Lisanby

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Charles Lisanby on the differences between an art director and a production designer
Charles Lisanby on his advice to aspiring art directors and production designers

John J. Lloyd

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John J. Lloyd on the path to becoming an art director 
John J. Lloyd on his typical work-week in early television 
John J. Lloyd on his start as an assistant and becoming Art Director on Alfred Hitchcock Presents
John J. Lloyd on how color television affected art direction 
John J. Lloyd on materials he used as an art director
John J. Lloyd on how he selects color
John J. Lloyd>  on advice to aspiring art directors
John J. Lloyd > on his association with the Society of Motion Picture & Television Art Directors

Keith Raywood

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Keith Raywood on the role of an art director

Jan Scott

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Jan Scott on a typical work day as an art director in the 1950s
Jan Scott on working with other art directors in the '50s
Jan Scott on audience reaction to her work in art direction, and on collaborating
Jan Scott on how technological advancements impacted her career as an art director
Jan Scott on how the advent of video tape impacted her work as an art director
Jan Scott on being the head art director and having people report to her

John Shaffner

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John Shaffner on the duties of an art director, set decorator, production designer and prop master
John Shaffner on art direction for television vs. art direction for features

Dick Stiles

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Dick Stiles on advice to an aspiring art director
Dick Stiles on his style as an art director and sculptor and on how he'd like to be remembered
About

"The Art Director's primary function is to support and follow through on the visual concepts for the production as specified by the Production Designer and Director. That support includes a combination of both creative and management skills. Additionally, the Art Director is responsible either completely or in part for the efforts of many departments within the production. These departments include: Art Department, Construction, Set Dressing, Props, Locations, and Special Effects."- Art Directors Guild