Film Education: Production Design

I call it film education, but is like a little something, it’s not like a whole class or something. I already talked about editing, cinematography and writing. Now…

Production Design

Is the art direction of the film, Mise en scéne, the scenario…  I hope you got it.

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This is a shot from Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, a tribute to George Meliés work in the early years of cinema.

A major part of the composition of the film , the place, could be open spaces too. Example, Hogwarts in the Harry Potter Franchise, The Grand Budapest Hotel , The castle in Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars, Interstellar , etc.

When you see how real looks Hogwarts in a Harry Potter movie or even a landscape in a films like The Revenant, when you say wow that place looks amazing, That’s is the production design of the film. I think you already know this but if you don’t , now you know it.  It’s easy.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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Sometimes it’s one the most notable aspects of the film. This film in overall is great by the way.

Harry Potter and the 8 films. (2001-2011)

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As a kid you wanted a letter from Hogwarts because it looks fantastic, a great job that turns into a visual illusion. If Hogwarts looked cheap probably you would not wanted a letter from them, trust me.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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Not everything have to be in a studio.

Resume:

The Story is what’s the movie about. That’s not the script, The story is in the script.

Screenplay of the film is the dialogue , how the story is structure. Could be Original ( Back To the Future) or adapted ( The Shining) .

Editing – The transition and other technical stuff about it.

Cinematography – The picture, the composition of the frame , colors, illumination, etc. ( What I post every Sunday and what One Perfect Shot post everyday.

Prod. Design-  The setting, how the place is built , gives atmosphere.

Later I will talk about more about film and things like this.

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Hablamos!

 

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