Designers


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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This category consists of art directors/set decorators, costume designers, custom prop designers, production designers, propmasters, and set designers.

Highlights
Janie Bryant on her advice to aspiring costume designers
00:36
Bob Mackie on the famous curtain-rod dress he made for Carol Burnett in a spoof of Gone With the Wind on her show
02:17
Roy Christopher on bringing Pop Art to television production design in the mid-to-late '60s on such shows as the Andy Williams special "Love, Andy," and how well it appeared on camera
03:00
Bob Markell on the set design process from sketch to built set
02:38
Custom car designer George Barris on the craft of customization
03:17
Who talked about this profession

Thomas Azzari

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Thomas Azzari on designing the sets for Gunsmoke and The Wild, Wild West
06:31
Thomas Azzari on designing the set for the Seinfeld  episode "The Parking Garage"
01:40
Thomas Azzari on designing Seinfeld's New York street and various other sets
04:17
Thomas Azzari on the job of set designing for Seinfeld
02:19
Thomas Azzari on his advice to aspiring production designers 
02:41

Robert Blackman

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Robert Blackman on the fabrics they used for the costumes on Star Trek: The Next Generation
04:51
Robert Blackman on the budget constraints of costume designing for Star Trek: The Next Generation
02:12
Robert Blackman on the process of designing costumes for Star Trek: The Next Generation  and working with producer Rick Berman
08:32
Robert Blackman on where he gets the inspiration for his costumes
00:31
Robert Blackman on advice to an aspiring costume designer
01:16

Al Borden

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Al Borden on some of the "tricks" he used as propmaster for The Colgate Comedy Hour
01:44
Al Borden on how being a propmaster has changed over the years
00:46
Al Borden on advice to aspiring propmasters
00:42

Janie Bryant

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Janie Bryant on how she researched and designed the costumes on Mad Men and on the attention to detail for the 1960s period series
Janie Bryant on her collaborative work with Mad Men  series creator Matthew Weiner and their philosophy about the design for the costumes on the show
01:54
Janie Bryant on how much she knows in advance about Mad Men and how much she has to keep secret about her costumes
Janie Bryant on fabrics that are ill-suited for television and how she works with whites and dyes on Mad Men
Janie Bryant on her role as the costume designer for Mad Men  and the attention to detail on the show
03:22
Janie Bryant on her advice to aspiring costume designers
00:36
Janie Bryant on her own fashion style and brand

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
03:01
Roy Christopher on how lighting has changed over the years
01:47
Roy Christopher on dealing with changing fashions and styles over the years in production design
01:50
Roy Christopher on styles in the then-present (2006)
01:15
Roy Christopher on his style
01:57
Roy Christopher on advice to aspiring production designers
02:04
Roy Christopher on the limitations of production design in the early years
01:47
Roy Christopher on the addition of "production designer" as a title in television and what the profession entails
02:28
Roy Christopher on the limitations of color shades when he started in the 1960s and 1970s
02:15

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

Peter Ellenshaw

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Peter Ellenshaw on his early duties at a studio and learning his painting technique 
02:52
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 his production style
01:02

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 his production design style
01:41
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

Bob Mackie

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Bob Mackie on wanting to be a costume designer
00:56
Bob Mackie on his design style
01:29
Bob Mackie on advice to aspiring costume designers
00:45

Rita Riggs

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Rita Riggs on a typical workday at CBS Television City in the '50s
03:13
Rita Riggs on adjustments that were made for costume designers when they switched to color
01:44
Rita Riggs on dealing with costuming guest-stars
00:55
Rita Riggs on a typical work week working as a costumer for several shows at once
04:32
Rita Riggs on the process of designing costumes for television
03:04
Rita Riggs on favorite fabrics and colors she uses when costuming, where she finds her inspiration, and her philosophy of costuming
04:01
Rita Riggs on the difference between being credited for costumes and wardrobe
01:03
Rita Riggs on advice to aspiring television costume designers
00:39

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
John Shaffner on his day-to-day duties as set designer for Friends 
02:33

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

Ret Turner

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Ret Turner on the craft of costume design
02:44
Ret Turner on working with directors
02:02
Ret Turner on his personal design style
02:10
Ret Turner on advice to aspiring costume designers; on the role of television on fashion
01:24

Leo Yoshimura

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Leo Yoshimura on making the transition from doing production design for theater to doing production design for television, and on finding work early in his career
03:53
Leo Yoshimura on his own and Eugene Lee's points of view and style of production design, and on his relationship with Lee
03:51
Leo Yoshimura on advice to aspiring production designers
02:42