Production designers are responsible for the visual concept of a film, television or theatre production. They identify a design style for sets, locations, graphics, props, lighting, camera angles and costumes, while working closely with the director and producer.
Production Design in Film
You will be selecting a film or TV show that has a very strong production design for which you will be able to get screen shots, images, etc.
Create a Google Doc called Design Production which will eventually be submitted to the Google Classroom.
Address the following topics in relation to production you choose. Be concise but in depth. Use only your own words and thoughts. Include visual examples for each of the 5 sections. This could be photos and/or videos. Explain each image (what it is showing). Aim for at least 4 images per section.
1. Production Design Goal
Explain the overall mood and goal of the production design team for this particular film.
For example: In Batman Forever the mood was gritty and dark and the production design team's goal was to reflect each character's specific personality traits and storyline. Catwoman's personality transformation was reflected in the transformation of her apartment from innocent, pink, and ordinary to dark, broken, and gritty. etc.
2. Setting and Props
Sets: Landscapes, Cityscapes, Exteriors of Buildings, Interior spaces including furniture and accessories. How do these choices support the production design goal?
3. Lighting and Director of Photography work
Time of day, mood lighting in various scenes, areas highlighted with light. How do these choices support the production design goal?
4. Costumes and Makeup
How the colors, textures, makeup, clothing and hair styles represent the individual characters?
5. Color palette
What is the overall color palette of entire movie and variations based on specific characters and scenes? Explain how this color palette reflects the Production Design Goal. Create a color palette in Photoshop and include it with your explanation.