Designs On Film

Autore: Cathy Whitlock
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062241605
Grandezza: 23,91 MB
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Vista: 6793

Who can forget the over-the-top, white-on-white, high-gloss interiors through which Fred Astaire danced in Top Hat? The modernist high-rise architecture, inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, in the adaptation of Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead? The lavish, opulent drawing rooms of Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence? Through the use of film design—called both art direction and production design in the film industry—movies can transport us to new worlds of luxury, highlight the ornament of the everyday, offer a vision of the future, or evoke the realities of a distant era. In Designs on Film, journalist and interior designer Cathy Whitlock illuminates the often undercelebrated role of the production designer in the creation of the most memorable moments in film history. Through a lush collection of rare archival photographs, Whitlock narrates the evolving story of art direction over the course of a century—from the massive Roman architecture of Ben-Hur to the infamous Dakota apartment in Rosemary's Baby to the digital CGI wonders of Avatar's Pandora. Drawing on insights from the most prominent Hollywood production designers and the historical knowledge of the venerable Art Directors Guild, Whitlock delves into the detailed process of how sets are imagined, drawn, built, and decorated. Designs on Film is the must-have look book for film lovers, movie buffs, and anyone looking to draw interior design inspiration from the constructions and confections of Hollywood. Whitlock lifts the curtain on movie magic and celebrates the many ways in which art direction and set design allow us to lose ourselves in the diverse worlds showcased on the big screen.

Ken Adam Designs The Movies

Autore: Ken Adam
ISBN: 9780500514146
Grandezza: 21,57 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8618

This book showcases the drawings of Ken Adam, the man who has created some of the most iconic and memorable sets in the history of film. Presented chronologically, the book takes us from design sketches for his earliest movies, including Around theWorld in Eighty Days, through his Oscar-winning work with Stanley Kubrick, to production designs for what are probably his most celebrated films - the first seven James Bond movies, including Dr No, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever and Moonraker. Also included are production drawings for classics such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Goodbye, Mr Chips, Sleuth and The Last Emperor. Adam's virtuoso sketches for films and other projects are accompanied by illuminating commentary from the eminent Sir Christopher Frayling, and together present an unrivalled archive of breathtaking and inspirational production design.

By Design

Autore: Vincent LoBrutto
Editore: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9780275940317
Grandezza: 33,66 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1792

In By Design, twenty prominent feature film production designers talk about their careers, their relationships with Hollywood directors, and how they formulated and executed the technical and aesthetic designs of their film projects. The interviews explore production design techniques and the total process of establishing the visual look of a feature film, including the design and creation of sets, finding locations, establishing the color scheme or palette of a film, and supervising the costumes, hairstyles, and makeup. The designers discuss in detail their work on many highly acclaimed and seminal works in the field, including North by Northwest, Chinatown, Barry Lyndon, Reds, Amadeus, Brazil, Blade Runner, and The Last Emperor. The interviewees talk about their relationships with the producer, director of photography, art director, construction crew, set decorator, property master, and costume designer, and how the team helps bring the director's vision to the screen. The interviews are presented in an order that gives the reader a historical perspective on the development of production design, from the studio era to contemporary productions. LoBrutto includes biographical background and a complete filmography of each subject, plus a glossary of terms that concern the design process. By Design investigates the visual style of films in a pragmatic and detailed manner usually overlooked by conventional film analysis, and will prove especially useful to film students and scholars and all aspiring and experienced producers and directors.

Production Design In The Contemporary American Film

Autore: Beverly Heisner
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786418657
Grandezza: 26,94 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9103

While the viewer’s eyes are trained on the actors, the production design sets the mood for the film. The design also subtly comments on the action and the characters, moves the plot forward and adds to its symbolic content. The production design of 23 films of the 1980s and 1990s is analyzed here. The films are divided into five areas: realistic films set in the present day, stylized films (including horror) set in the present day, period films, period films that move through several decades, and science fiction and fantasy films. Among the movies analyzed are The Silence of the Lambs, She’s Gotta Have It, The Fisher King, Ragtime, Barton Fink, Goodfellas, and Alien. The quality of the designs is assessed by a careful reading of the mise-en-scène. Often the designers’ own words are used to describe the effects and the process involved in achieving them.

Film Architecture

Autore: Dietrich Neumann
Editore: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791321639
Grandezza: 53,51 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8777

Catalog of an exhibition held at the David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, R.I., Dec. 8, 1995-Jan. 21, 1996, and at other museums and galleries through Sept. 1996.

Set Design In Tv And Film

Autore: Ruth Bjorklund
Editore: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502641526
Grandezza: 55,59 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2555

A passion for interior decoration might lead someone into the dynamic world of television and film set design. Using color, style, and technology, set designers create a diverse array of environments that portray characters and tell a story. However, what does a set designer do before, during, and after a production? This book outlines what skills students might need to be a set designer, successes and setbacks related to the job, and the responsibilities involved in this exciting and creative profession, while also explaining how skills developed in amateur set design experiences might lead to other careers.

Production Design

Autore: Jane Barnwell
Editore: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781903364550
Grandezza: 62,86 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3358

This work explores the role of the production designer through a historical overview that maps out landmark film and television designs. Films and television programmes analysed include 'Trainspotting', 'The English Patient', 'Mansfield Park' and 'Eastenders'.

Thin Film Design

Autore: Bruce E. Perilloux
Editore: SPIE Press
ISBN: 9780819445254
Grandezza: 59,47 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3422

This text presents several new thin-film design methods that can produce multiple stopbands as well as passbands. It is written for thin-film designers and students with advanced knowledge of multilayer, optical thin-film coatings. The text focuses on coatings that have high reflectance performance requirements in more than one spectral wavelength band or region. Relatively basic exercises are provided for students as well as challenging ones for researchers.

Art Direction And Production Design

Autore: Lucy Fischer
Editore: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813564379
Grandezza: 39,40 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8777

How is the look of a film achieved? In Art Direction and Production Design, six outstanding scholars survey the careers of notable art directors, the influence of specific design styles, the key roles played by particular studios and films in shaping the field, the effect of technological changes on production design, and the shifts in industrial modes of organization. The craft’s purpose is to produce an overall pictorial “vision” for films, and in 1924 a group of designers formed the Cinemagundi Club—their skills encompassed set design, painting, decoration, construction, and budgeting. A few years later, in recognition of their contributions to filmmaking, the first Academy Awards for art direction were given, a clear indication of just how essential the oversight of production design had become to the so-called majors. The original essays presented in Art Direction and Production Design trace the trajectory from Thomas Edison’s primitive studio, the Black Maria, to the growth of the Hollywood “studio system,” to the influence of sound, to a discussion of the “auteur theory,” and to contemporary Hollywood in which computer-generated imagery has become common. By 2000, the Society of Motion Picture Art Directors became the Art Directors Guild, emphasizing the significance of the contributions of art direction and production design to filmmaking. Art Direction and Production Design is a volume in the Behind the Silver Screen series—other titles in the series include Acting, Animation, Cinematography, Directing, Editing and Special/Visual Effects, Producers, Screenwriting, and Sound.

Costume Design In The Movies

Autore: Elizabeth Leese
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486134296
Grandezza: 36,31 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7907

Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reference work provides biographical/career data for major designers (Adrian, Jean Louis, Edith Head, more). Updated to 1988, with over 400 new film credits. 177 illustrations. Index of 6,000 films.

Film Processing Advances

Autore: Toshitaka Kanai
Editore: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 1569905363
Grandezza: 11,23 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 157

This volume deals with manufacturing processes for preparing very thin polymer products. Many professionals working on polymer films have requested that a newer version of Film Processing be published that includes more recent technologies and addresses the latest literature. Film Processing Advances provides a timely response to these requests. This edition is still a technically oriented book to be used by film processing professionals, graduate students, and researchers and it covers recent technologies of film extrusion, extruder screw design, die design, film structure, film temperature, crystallization dynamics, and film properties. Furthermore, Film Processing Advances focuses on multilayered films and recent developments relating to high performance films. The chapters in this edition are all essentially new and were designed to complement the materials found in Film Processing, which remains a relevant and important information resource.

Design By Motley

Autore: Michael Mullin
Editore: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780874135695
Grandezza: 26,97 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6592

Beginning with designs for John Gielgud's production of Romeo and Juliet in 1932, Elizabeth Montgomery, Margaret Harris, and Sophia Harris designed more than three hundred productions under the name "Motley" (after Jaques' quip "Motley's the only wear"). Over the course of nearly four decades, they designed sets and costumes across the dramatic spectrum - straight plays, Shakespeare and other classics, ballet, opera, musicals, and films in both England and the United States. Design by Motley traces Motley's artistic accomplishments from the beginnings to the present. It draws upon original research in theatre archives and interviews with theatre artists. The volume is lavishly illustrated with original set and costume designs from the Motley Collection at the University of Illinois. Among Motley's accomplishments were designs for Gielgud's prodigious output during the 1930s in London, notably his Richard of Bordeaux, The Three Sisters, and The Importance of Being Earnest. On Broadway, their hits included South Pacific, A Man for All Seasons, and Anne of a Thousand Days. During the 1950s their designs graced Shakespeare productions at both Stratford-upon-Avon and Stratford, Connecticut. Motley operas included Il Trovatore at the New York Metropolitan Opera and War and Peace at the English National Opera, where they were resident designers during the 1960s and 1970s. At the London Theatre Studio before World War II, at the Old Vic School in the early 1950s, and at the Motley Theatre Design Course in London since 1966, they have trained hundreds of young designers from all over the world. The "New Stagecraft," which Motley helped to shape, replaced the painted, three-dimensional sets and realistic costumes of the nineteenth-century stage with fluid, representational scenery and evocative costumes. Together, the elements of the design formed a unified interpretation of the play. Motley's accomplishments were especially significant because they spanned both New York and London and set a standard for beauty and excellence in theatre design that lives on today in the work of their many students.

Practical Design And Production Of Optical Thin Films

Autore: Ronald R. Willey
Editore: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824743466
Grandezza: 19,80 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1929

Providing insider viewpoints and perspectives unavailable in any other text, this book presents useful guidelines and tools to produce effective coatings and films. Covering subjects ranging from materials selection and process development to successful system construction and optimization, it contains expanded discussions on design visualization, dense wavelength division multiplexing, new coating equipment, electrochromic and chemically active coatings, ion-assisted deposition, and optical monitoring sensitivity. Furnishing real-world examples and know-how, the book introduces Fourier analysis and synthesis without difficult mathematical concepts and equations.

Sound Design And Science Fiction

Autore: William Whittington
Editore: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292773994
Grandezza: 37,20 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7669

Sound is half the picture, and since the 1960s, film sound not only has rivaled the innovative imagery of contemporary Hollywood cinema, but in some ways has surpassed it in status and privilege because of the emergence of sound design. This in-depth study by William Whittington considers the evolution of sound design not only through cultural and technological developments during the last four decades, but also through the attitudes and expectations of filmgoers. Fans of recent blockbuster films, in particular science fiction films, have come to expect a more advanced and refined degree of film sound use, which has changed the way they experience and understand spectacle and storytelling in contemporary cinema. The book covers recent science fiction cinema in rich and compelling detail, providing a new sounding of familiar films, while offering insights into the constructed nature of cinematic sound design. This is accomplished by examining the formal elements and historical context of sound production in movies to better appreciate how a film sound track is conceived and presented.Whittington focuses on seminal science fiction films that have made specific advances in film sound, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, THX 1138, Star Wars, Alien, Blade Runner (original version and director's cut), Terminator 2: Judgment Day and The Matrix trilogy and games—milestones of the entertainment industry's technological and aesthetic advancements with sound. Setting itself apart from other works, the book illustrates through accessible detail and compelling examples how swiftly such advancements in film sound aesthetics and technology have influenced recent science fiction cinema, and examines how these changes correlate to the history, theory, and practice of contemporary Hollywood filmmaking.

Criterion Designs

Autore: Eric Skillman
ISBN: 9781604659368
Grandezza: 11,18 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3464

Filmcraft Production Design

Autore: Fionnuala Hannigan
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136071105
Grandezza: 68,21 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6307

Production Design, the fifth title in the FilmCraft series, addresses one of the most important roles in cinema. Production designers do nothing short of creating whole new worlds, turning the bare bones of the script into a physical 3D environment that can be filmed. This book introduces that art in the words of the people best-equip to explain it, as well as looking at the legacies of the great innovators of the past. This volume also looks at the work of key influential figures, like Sir Ken Adam (winner of two Academy Awards and two BAFTAs) and Oscar winner Rick Carter (Jurassic Park, Avatar). These in-depth interviews with some of today's most distinguished practitioners, examine the training, personal qualities, pitfalls, technical expertise, management, luck and qualities which this demanding job requires.

The Films Of Charles And Ray Eames

Autore: Eric Schuldenfrei
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317593464
Grandezza: 38,74 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1232

The Films of Charles and Ray Eames traces the history of the Eameses’ work, examining their evolution away from the design of mass-produced goods and toward projects created as educational experiences. Closely examining how the Eameses described their work reveals how the films and exhibitions they generated were completely at odds with the earlier objectives exemplified in their furniture designs. Shifting away from promoting the consumer-culture, they turned their attention to the presentation of complex sets of scientific, artistic, and philosophical ideas. During a critical period from the late 1950s to the early 1960s there was a moment of introspective self-reflection in the West stemming from the events of the Cold War. This moment of uncertainty was crucial, for it provided the incentive to question the values and concerns of society as a whole. In turn, designers began to question their own sense of purpose, temporarily expanding the purview of design to a broader field of inquiry. In the case of the Eameses, they identified an overriding problem related to consumerism and excess in America and sought to resolve the issue by creating a network of communication between universities, governments, institutions, and corporations. The solution of promoting greater education experiences as an alternative to consumerism in America required that different sectors of society functioned in unison to address political, social, economic, and educational concerns. The Films of Charles and Ray Eames reconsiders how design intersects with humanity, culture, and the sciences.

Encyclopaedia Of Hindi Cinema

Autore: Encyclopedia Britannica
Editore: Popular Prakashan
ISBN: 9788179910665
Grandezza: 15,67 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8750

The Encyclopaedia Which Brings Together An Array Of Experts, Gives A Perspective On The Fascinating Journey Of Hindi Cinema From The Turn Of The Last Century To Becoming A Leader In The World Of Celluloid.

Finish Your Film Tips And Tricks For Making An Animated Short In Maya

Autore: Kenny Roy
Editore: CRC Press
ISBN: 1135943095
Grandezza: 20,79 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 843

Finish Your Film! Tips and Tricks for Making an Animated Short in Maya is a first-of-its-kind book that walks the reader step-by-step through the actual production processes of creating a 3D Short film with Maya. Other books focus solely on the creative decisions of 3D Animation and broadly cover the multiple phases of animation production with no real applicable methods for readers to employ. This book shows you how to successfully manage the entire Maya animation pipeline. This book blends together valuable technical tips on film production and real-world shortcuts in a step-by-step approach to make sure you do not get lost. Follow along with author and director Kenny Roy as he creates a short film in front of your eyes using the exact same methods he shows you in the book. Armed with this book, you'll be able to charge forth into the challenge of creating a short film, confident that creativity will show up on screen instead of being stifled by the labyrinth that is a 3D animation pipeline.

Film Architecture And The Transnational Imagination

Autore: Tim Bergfelder
Editore: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789053569849
Grandezza: 50,74 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2080

Summary: "Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination presents for the first time a comparative study of European film set design in the late 1920s and 1930s; based on a wealth of designers ʼ drawings, film stills and archival documents, the book offers a new insight into the development and significance of trans-national artistic collaboration during this period. European cinema from the late 1920s to the late 1930s is famous for its attention to detail in terms of set design and visual effect. Focusing on developments in Britain, France, and Germany, Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination: Set Design in 1930s European Cinema provides a comprehensive analysis of the practices, styles, and function of cinematic production design during this period, and its influence on subsequent filmmaking patterns."--Publisher description.