Production Designer


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Highlights
Roy Christopher on advice to aspiring production designers
Garvin Eddy describes the role of a Production Designer
Bob Mackie on production design for The Academy Awards
John J. Lloyd on his production design style
Charles Lisanby on the differences between an art director and a production designer
Joseph Jennings on his production style
Who talked about this profession

Roy Christopher

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Roy Christopher on the addition of "production designer" as a title in television and what the profession entails
Roy Christopher on the limitations of color shades when he started in the 1960s and 1970s
Roy Christopher on dealing with changing fashions and styles over the years in production design
Roy Christopher on styles in the then-present (2006)
Roy Christopher on his style
Roy Christopher on advice to aspiring production designers

Joe DeTullio

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Joe DeTullio on forming his design aesthetic
Joe DeTullio on learning to do production design within a certain budget
Joe DeTullio on overseeing the construction of the sets for Saturday Night Live
Joe DeTullio on the challenge of making the art design as true to the original thing it's based on as possible with time restraints on Saturday Night Live
Joe DeTullio on the great pressures and challenges of the Saturday Night Live art department, and on trying to accommodate all needs and requests from the creative team
Joe DeTullio on what he enjoys about production designing for Saturday Night Live
Joe DeTullio on making sure the sets he designs are safe
Joe DeTullio on the basic tools and material he uses in the craft of production design
Joe DeTullio on monitoring costs of materials and labor in production design for Saturday Night Live
Joe DeTullio on production design being both an art form and a technical craft
Joe DeTullio on building models of the sets he wants to create
Joe DeTullio on not using technology when designing, and drafting by hand
Joe DeTullio on how he has evolved as a designer since he started
Joe DeTullio on his design style
Joe DeTullio on his favorite design period
Joe DeTullio on the importance of teamwork in production design
Joe DeTullio on advice to aspiring television production designers

Garvin Eddy

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Garvin Eddy describes the role of a Production Designer

Joseph Jennings

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Joseph Jennings on the difference between a production designer and an art director

Charles Lisanby

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Charles Lisanby on his advice to aspiring art directors and production designers
Charles Lisanby on his approach to production design

John J. Lloyd

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John J. Lloyd on his production design style

Bob Mackie

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Bob Mackie on production design for The Academy Awards

Keith Raywood

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Keith Raywood on ways in which he presents music on television, including the Eagles Hell Freezes Over special on MTV
Keith Raywood on how the production design department works with other departments
Keith Raywood on the tools he uses in his work as a production designer
Keith Raywood on working within a budget
Keith Raywood on considering different shooting formats when planning a production design
Keith Raywood on what has changed about being a production designer since he started, and on the advancing technology
Keith Raywood on what he enjoys about production design
Keith Raywood on his signature style
Keith Raywood on advice to aspiring production designers

Jan Scott

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Jan Scott on being involved with location scouting
Jan Scott on working with cinematographers
Jan Scott on how she selects projects to work on
Jan Scott on how digital technology impacted her work as a production designer
Jan Scott on her involvement with the production designer's union, and with the Television Academy
Jan Scott on the biggest changes in production design that happened during her career, and technological advancements in the field
Jan Scott on her style as a production designer
Jan Scott on the the then-future of production design
Jan Scott on advice to aspiring production designers

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
Leo Yoshimura on his own and Eugene Lee's points of view and style of production design, and on his relationship with Lee
Leo Yoshimura on advice to aspiring production designers
SNL Production Design Team on how the team functions together, and on a typical work week for the team
SNL Production Design Team on their process of collaborating with each other on Saturday Night Live
SNL Production Design Team on their interaction with various other departments on Saturday Night Live
SNL Production Design Team on dealing with last minute issues on Saturday Night Live, and on mishaps live on air
SNL Production Design Team on how the team functions together, and on a typical work week for the team
SNL Production Design Team on their process of collaborating with each other on Saturday Night Live
SNL Production Design Team on their interaction with various other departments on Saturday Night Live
SNL Production Design Team on dealing with last minute issues on Saturday Night Live, and on mishaps live on air
SNL Production Design Team on how the team functions together, and on a typical work week for the team
SNL Production Design Team on their process of collaborating with each other on Saturday Night Live
SNL Production Design Team on their interaction with various other departments on Saturday Night Live
SNL Production Design Team on dealing with last minute issues on Saturday Night Live, and on mishaps live on air
About

"Production Designers create and develop the overall look, atmosphere and emotion that move the story. As visual artists and story tellers, the Production Designer consults primarily with the Director through the conception and creation of stage sets and the selection and alteration of practical locations and backgrounds. Production Designers also collaborate with the Visual Effects team, and provide the designs necessary to maintain a coherent blend between the look of the production, cinematography, and the post-production visual effects footage."- Art Directors Guild