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The Art Direction Handbook for Film

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Publisher Comments:

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

About the Author

MICHAEL RIZZO is a writer, artist, photographer, teacher, art director, and web designer. Among the films he has both art directed and production designed are: Vanilla Sky, Notes from Underground, JFK, My Cousin Vinny, Murder in the First, My Fellow Americans, Conundrum, and So I Married an Axe Murderer. TV credits include: The Hunley, The Day Lincoln was Shot, Comic Relief ’89 and ’90, All My Children, Golden Gate, and The Lost Battalion. He is a regular contributor to Below the Line, “a newspaper that strives to be the editorial voice of the crew” and to Trace, a monthly magazine published by the Art Director’s Guild, of which he is an active member. His work on The Hunley has been nominated for Best Design for a TV Film by the Guild. He has also taught Production Design for Film and Television at Santa Monica College’s Academy of Entertainment Technology, and Visualization for Film at the American Intercontinental University.

MICHAEL RIZZO is a writer, artist, photographer, teacher, art director, and web designer. Among the films he has both art directed and production designed are Vanilla Sky, JFK, My Cousin Vinny, My Fellow Americans, and So I Married an Axe Murderer. TV credits include: The Hunley, The Day Lincoln was Shot, Comic Relief ’89 and ’90, All My Children, Golden Gate, and The Lost Battalion. He is a regular contributor to industry periodicals. He has also taught Production Design for Film and Television at Santa Monica College’s Academy of Entertainment Technology, and Visualization for Film at the American Intercontinental University.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Hierarchy of Responsibilities; The Relationships; Art Department Set-Up; Location Department and Scouting; The Design Process; Tricks of the Trade; The Physical Scenery Process: Construction; The Physical Scenery Process: Mechanical Effects; Vendors; Principal Photography Begins; Keeping Ahead of the Camera; Art Department Maintenance

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240806808
Publisher:
Focal Press
Subject:
Motion pictures
Author:
Rizzo, Michael
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Art direction
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Art direction.
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
10.25 x 7.25 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Production » General
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Technique
History and Social Science » Politics » General

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