The Art Direction Handbook for Film
Whether you'd like to be an art director or already are one, this book contains valuable solutions that will help you get ahead. This comprehensive, thorough professional manual details the set-up of the art department and the day-to-day job duties: scouting for locations, research, executing the design concept, constructing scenery, and surviving production. You will not only learn how to do the job, but how to succeed and secure future jobs. Rounding out the text is an extensive collection of useful forms and checklists, along with interviews with prominent art directors, relevant real-life anecdotes, and blueprints, sketches, photographs, and stills from Hollywood sets.
*Thorough, practical, on-the-job manual for art directors for film containing anecdotes, interviews, and illustrations from actual sets
*Written by the art director of films such as Vanilla Sky, JFK, and My Cousin Vinny
*Includes valuable career advice from an insider
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