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September 27, 2020

In the months since social distancing began, colleagues have found new ways of coming together online. The PDC has had many of its own events, from interviews with amazing production designers to hosting meetups where we could discuss topics important to us. But we hav...

September 27, 2020

To support colleagues worldwide as they gradually return to production, we've launched a virtual monthly meetup!

As production designers navigate the safety challenges of COVID-19, we aim to provide a space for sharing experiences from the forefront of the reopening pro...

July 25, 2020

As an addition to our forum on expanding diversity and equal access in the art department, here are some resources for entry-level production design training. 

We are definitely interested in expanding this list, so please email us if you know of a design-related progra...

July 25, 2020

This month in an effort to look forward to a brighter future we will concentrate on the concept of Utopian Design.

OPERATING MANUAL FOR SPACESHIP EARTH (R. Buckminster Fuller, 1969)

R. Buckminster Fuller was a futuristic thinker and inventor who preached his comprehensiv...

July 25, 2020

To support colleagues worldwide as they gradually return to production, we've launched a virtual monthly meetup!

As production designers navigate the safety challenges of COVID-19, we aim to provide a space for sharing experiences from the forefront of the reopening pro...

July 25, 2020

Join us for a deep dive into production design for animation! PDC member and Academy Award winner Ralph Eggleston will take us through his design process for the film Incredibles 2, joined by art director Bryn Imagire.

The session will take place online on Saturday, Aug...

July 20, 2020

“The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, or pretend to remember.” Harold Pinter

The Michelson Library began as the research library for the Pickford-Fairbanks Studio, then United Artists, and finally Samuel Goldwyn. The major studio research libraries were...

Markku Pätilä is a Finnish artist and production designer for film, TV and commercials. He is best known for his decades-long collaboration with award-winning director Aki Kaurismäki on such films as "Man Without A Past", "Lights in the Dusk" and "The Other Side of Hop...

June 13, 2020

To support colleagues worldwide as they gradually return to production, we are launching a virtual monthly meetup!

As production designers navigate the safety challenges of COVID-19, we aim to provide a space for sharing experiences from the forefront of the reopening p...

June 13, 2020

We are thrilled to host Academy Award nominee and PDC member Nathan Crowley, who will share his experiences designing in-camera effects for Christopher Nolan's films.

The session will take place online on Saturday, August 8th, at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm BST.

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