The Collective keeps members up-to-date on design trends,

available resources, and our profession in the media.

May 5, 2020

This month in our "Screen Sharing" series we are thrilled to host a panel on Cinematography and Production Design, featuring cinematographers Chayse Irvin, John Schwartzman, Mátyás Erdély and Rob McLachlan.

The round table will explore the special relationship between D...

May 2, 2020

This month's PDC newsletter is highlighting VFX and concept art, so we compiled a list of books to add to the conversation.

STAR WARS ART - Ralph McQuarrie (2016) 

Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of "Star Wars". He worked hand-in-hand w...

April 17, 2020

Communication tools for production designers vary, from hand-drawn perspectives to Photoshop mock ups and scale models. with recent advances in technology, computer programs such as SketchUp and Rhino can be used to create photo-realistic 3D renderings. Virtual Reality...

April 17, 2020

We continue our "Sharing the Screen" series with a conversation on concept art, and are thrilled to have as our guests Industrial Light and Magic's VFX art directors David Nakabayashi and Aaron McBride.

The conversation will cover the history of ILM's concept art, the p...

April 2, 2020

We are excited to announce a new online series of sessions called "Sharing the Screen", in which we will converse with fellow artists from both production and post-production about their creative process.

In our first session we will host colorist Natacha Ikoli, who w...

March 31, 2020

We are thrilled to welcome PDC member Uli Hanisch to our film club! Uli will discuss his production design for the award-winning TV show "Babylon Berlin", set in Germany in the 1920s.

The film club will take place online on on Saturday, April 4th, at 11am PST /...

March 20, 2020

Join film professor Jane Barnwell and production designer Brandon Tonner-Connolly as they discuss the production design and spatial relations in Alfred Hitchcock's timely masterpiece "Rear Window".

The film club will take place online at on Saturday, Mar 28th, ...

March 19, 2020

This is a special design review for colleagues who have recently found themselves released from work and confined to their home due to the spread of COVID-19. In accordance with the times, we will be exploring the concept of HOME in design, art and history.


March 10, 2020

Sadly, our upcoming workshop at the SXSW Film Festival got cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, we realized it was an opportunity to launch an idea we've been discussing for a while - a virtual meetup! 

As colleagues around the world are experiencing is...

March 8, 2020

We asked colleagues who recently participated in our festival events to share some of their experiences and advice on festival-going practices.

1. Be Realistic.


Dafni Kalogianni is a Greek production designer for feature films and commercials...

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