Film & Theatre
CREATING SET, LOCATION AND PROP DESIGNS FOR FILM, TV, WEB-SERIES AND THEATRE
Having worked in theatre and film as a Production/Set Designer since 2001 , I have been responsible for the visual concepts of numerous theatre productions, films, television programs. Creating design styles for sets, locations, stage, graphics, props, lighting, camera angles and costumes, while working closely with the director and producer.
PRODUCTION DESIGN • ART DIRECTION • CONCEPT DESIGN • PROP DESIGN & BUILD • SCENIC ARTISTRY • GRAPHIC DESIGN • SET DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION • PUPPET DESIGN AND BUILD
When Production Designing a film or stage play, first tasks usually include clarifying the brief and agreeing suitable timescales and a production of works.
After this, work activities might then include: reading scripts to identify factors indicating a particular visual style • considering the production brief, which may be written or oral • meeting the producer and director to discuss concepts and production requirements • researching art history, background politics, historical information and producing design ideas • planning and monitoring the design budget • providing scale drawings or models for studio or theatre sets • producing design ideas for costumes, wigs, props, special effects, make-up and graphics • identifying and assessing potential studios and locations • sourcing appropriate materials and researching effects • presenting ideas to others involved in the production, such as actors and camera operators • researching, estimating and preparing a property list • hiring and managing an art department team or teams (depending on the size of the production) • instructing the set construction company, scenic artists and special effects specialists, and monitoring their work • liaising with the costume designer and the director of photography, as well as the props, lighting and sound directors • attending progress meetings, rehearsals and filming to advise on visual presentation.
Once a Pre-Production start date is established, I'll appoint and manage an art department, which will include design, costume, construction, make-up, dressing and standby personnel/teams. And given my initial work in the industry, I often contribute as a Scenic Artist or Set Builder during the production.