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November 10, 2018

Weil-Worgelt Study. Decorated by Alavoine of Paris and New York. Paris, circa 1928-30. Brooklyn Museum. 

As I wandered the Brooklyn Museum this weekend, I stumbled on a collection I accidentally find again and again – the Decorative Arts & Period Rooms. The rooms in the...

March 5, 2017

 Sketch of a model from the film "Metropolis". Production Design: Otto Hunte

There is a story in Architecture lore about Frank Gehry & his binoculars. He was hit with designer’s block, working on a new building for Chiat/Day. The building included two wings with di...

September 24, 2016

Jade Healy is a Canada-born, LA-based Production Designer working in film, commercials and music videos.

Her film credits include Ti West's films "The House of the Devil" and "In a Valley of Violence", "James White", "Mississippi Grind" and David Lowery's "Ain't Them B...

July 17, 2016

Years ago, when I first started out as a designer, I had no idea I was also making the decision to be a business person. That‘s why I got into the arts, right? To avoid business!  Who wants to think about managing budgets when you could be making ART.  Personnel manage...

June 12, 2016

I grew up fascinated by materials. At first, I didn't realize that was what lead me to collect geodes, quartz, mica, stones & shells, and fabulous bits of cloth. I thought I was just another weird nerd.  But when I first read about Aerogel, I knew....

May 15, 2016

Where there are people, there are stories. Where there are stories, there is a desire to tell share them visually - and those films must reflect the stories they are telling. They need to be honest, beautiful. As we expand our international reach, we at the PDC are loo...

April 10, 2016

Almitra Corey is a bi-coastal Independent Production Designer primarily working in film and television. Her films have been screened at festivals including Sundance, SXSW, and she recently designed a show picked up by the HBO Network. She is enjoying a weekend of great...

March 13, 2016

If you‘re like me, you‘ve spent the days since hearing of Sir Ken Adam‘s passing trying to absorb everything he made - trying to find the photos and drawings of his sets, watching clips of his work and interviews with him, hoping somehow his mastery would find its way...

February 15, 2016

Alexandra Schaller is a New York City based production designer, predominantly working in independent film and commercial work. Her work has recently been screened at festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, the Berlinale, the Tribeca Internat...

February 7, 2016

As we inch closer to the Oscars, it’s worth a peek behind the scenes at the what & how of the Production Design Nominees’ work. To help you start your investigation, check out these interviews and slide shows:

Jack Fisk for The Revenant

Arthur Max for The Martian

Eve S...

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