Art Director/Set Decorator


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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"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

Highlights
Dick Stiles on his style as an art director and sculptor and on how he'd like to be remembered
01:28
John Shaffner on art direction for television vs. art direction for features
03:25
Roy Christopher on the influence of Pop Art on the art direction on television
03:01
John J. Lloyd on how color television affected art direction 
03:03
Joseph Jennings on advice to an aspiring art director
02:27
Garvin Eddy on what his role as Assistant Art Director was on Maude; and other multi-camera television shows
Who talked about this profession

Ed Christie

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Ed Christie on the process of creating a puppet
07:01
Ed Christie on tailoring puppets to the puppeteers that operated them
04:26
Ed Christie on what makes a great Muppet design
02:10

Roy Christopher

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Roy Christopher on the influence of pop art on the art direction on television in the 1970s
03:01

Louis Dorfsman

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Louis Dorfsman on his duties as Art Director for CBS and working with Frank Stanton
03:42
Louis Dorfsman on his style as Art Director for CBS
02:14
Louis Dorfsman on the use of words and pictures in an ad and on placing trade ads in "The New York Times"
06:06
Louis Dorfsman on promoting news coverage as Art Director for CBS advertising and on working with Fred Friendly
05:48
Louis Dorfsman on his peers in the graphic design community, including Saul Bass, and on what set him apart from his peers
03:04
Louis Dorfsman on his advice to aspiring Art Designers
01:52

Garvin Eddy

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Garvin Eddy on what his role as Assistant Art Director was on Maude; and other multi-camera television shows

Peter Ellenshaw

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Peter Ellenshaw on the craft of matte painting 
04:08
Peter Ellenshaw on his style and the tools he used
01:28
Peter Ellenshaw on advice to aspiring artists 
00:23
Harrison Ellenshaw on his father's style and the way he worked
03:34
Harrison Ellenshaw on advice for aspiring visual effects professionals 
03:47

Joseph Jennings

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Joseph Jennings on advice to an aspiring art director
02:27
Joseph Jennings on his duties as assistant art director
06:32
Joseph Jennings on the functions and responsibilities of an art director
09:14
Joseph Jennings on the difference between a production designer and an art director
05:02
Joseph Jennings on the relationship between the director and the art director 
02:30
Joseph Jennings on the mechanics of preparing for a show as an art director
05:05
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
03:39
Joseph Jennings on art directors working with sound designers and on working with the director of photography 
02:05
Joseph Jennings on safety guidelines and on government codes that had to be followed for art directors
03:29
Joseph Jennings on the art director's involvement in location scouting
02:38
Joseph Jennings on deciding on shooting on location or shooting in a studio
01:37
Joseph Jennings on the differences between doing art direction for features, and on doing art direction for made-for-television movies 
06:35
Joseph Jennings on his production style
01:02

Charles Lisanby

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Charles Lisanby on the differences between an art director and a production designer
00:56
Charles Lisanby on his advice to aspiring art directors and production designers
02:14

John J. Lloyd

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John J. Lloyd on the path to becoming an art director 
01:24
John J. Lloyd on his typical work-week in early television 
00:25
John J. Lloyd on his start as an assistant and becoming Art Director on Alfred Hitchcock Presents
02:16
John J. Lloyd on how color television affected art direction 
03:03
John J. Lloyd on materials he used as an art director
02:56
John J. Lloyd on how he selects color
01:13
John J. Lloyd>  on advice to aspiring art directors
02:11
John J. Lloyd > on his association with the Society of Motion Picture & Television Art Directors
02:07

Keith Raywood

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Keith Raywood on the role of an art director
01:09

John Shaffner

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John Shaffner on the duties of an art director, set decorator, production designer and prop master
09:04
John Shaffner on art direction for television vs. art direction for features
03:25

Dick Stiles

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Dick Stiles on advice to an aspiring art director
00:43
Dick Stiles on his style as an art director and sculptor and on how he'd like to be remembered
01:28