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TitleThe Art Direction Handbook for Film
ISBN 139780080472027
CategoryArts - Film
Author
LanguageEnglish
File Size13.4 MB
Total Pages350
Table of Contents
                            Preface
Acknowledgements
SECTION I: Pre-Production Process
	CHAPTER 1: Introduction
		CLARIFICATION
		SOME HISTORY: WILFRED BUCKLAND
		PAST CHANGES
		PRESENT CHANGES
		DIGITAL COMPETITION
		TYPECASTING: A FULLER PICTURE
		TWO PATHS
			Design Manager: The Lifers
			Production Designer-in-Embryo
	CHAPTER 2: The Responsibilities, The Relationships, and the Setup
		HIERARCHY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
			First Responsibilities
			Second Responsibilities
			Third Responsibilities
			Fourth Responsibilities
		THE RELATIONSHIPS
			Art Department
			Interdepartmental PR
				Head Accountant and Staff
				Locations Manager and Staff
				UPM, Production Supervisor, and Production Office Staff
				First Assistant Director and Staff
				Previsualization Supervisor and Staff
		ART DEPARTMENT SETUP
			Art Department Coordinator
			Archivist
			Digital Artists
			Set Designers
			Set Decorator
			Greensman
			Prop Master
			Construction Coordinator
			Mechanical Special Effects
			Stunts
			Visual Effects and Previsualization
			Transportation
	CHAPTER 3: The Design Process
		LOCATIONS DEPARTMENT AND SCOUTING
			First Scouts
			Second Scouts
			Third Scouts
			Fourth Scouts
			Fifth Scouts
		BEGINNING THE DESIGN PROCESS
		RESEARCH
		STORYBOARDING
		ANIMATICS
		CONCEPT ILLUSTRATING
		COMPUTER MODELING
		WHITE MODELS
		HAND DRAFTING
		DESIGNING FOR THE LENS
			Lenses 101
			Aspect Ratio
			Perspective 101
			Lens Test
	CHAPTER 4: A Legacy of Historical Techniques
		PAINTED GLASS
		GATE MATTING
		THE PROCESS CAMERA
		TRAVELING MATTES
		MINIATURES
			Hanging Foreground Miniature
			Foreground Miniature
			Cutouts: A Variation on Miniatures
			Forced Perspective
			Mobile Miniatures
		FRONT PROJECTION
		REAR PROJECTION AND MIRRORS
	CHAPTER 5: CGI and Digital Filmmaking
		BREAKING GROUND
		CONVERSATIONS ON THE VISIONARY FRONTIER
			Alex McDowell
			Colin Green
			Doug Chiang
		THE CUTTING EDGE
	CHAPTER 6: The Physical Scenery Process: Construction
		INTERIOR SETS
		EXTERIOR SETS
		VENDORS
			Studio Facilities
			Rental Backings
			Industry Service Listings
	CHAPTER 7: Mechanical Effects: A Practical Guide
		CLARIFICATION
		SPECIALTY PROPS AND ANIMATRONICS
SECTION II: Production and Post-Production Processes
	CHAPTER 8: Paperwork and Production Tasks
		THE ONSET OF PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY
			Production Meetings
		THE SCHEDULES AND LISTS
			Script Breakdown
			One-Liner Schedule
			Shooting Schedule
			Day Out of Days
			Call Sheet
			Cell Phone and Pager List
		DIRECTOR’S PLANS
		ART DEPARTMENT PRODUCTION TASKS
			Clearances and Product Placement
			Keeping Ahead of the Camera
			On-Set Presence
			Cover Sets
			Communication with the Trinity
			Telling the Truth
		ART DEPARTMENT TACTICAL STRATEGY
			Handling Changes
			Vendors
			Minding the Budget
			Keeping a Chronicle
			Protecting the Crew
		POST-PRODUCTION
			Finishing Up
			Archiving
			Wrapping the Art Department
			Wrapping Hero Sets
			Re-shoots
			Sequels
			Landing the Next Job or Taking a Vacation
	CHAPTER 9: Networking and Self-Promotion
		INTERVIEWING
		THE NETWORKING PROCESS
			Gae Buckley
			Phil Dagort
			Steve Saklad
			Christa Munro
			Linda Berger
		PAYING DUES
		FAQs
	CHAPTER 10: Non-Union vs. Union Status
		MAKING THE GRADE OR NOT
		DESIGNING INDIE FILMS
		PRODUCTION VALUE = BUDGETING + SCHEDULING
			Budget
			Schedule
		IMAGE AND FORMAT
		SECURING CG TALENT
		THE ART DIRECTORS GUILD
			Classes of Membership
			Initiation Fee and Dues
			The Roster
			Taft-Hartley
			Training
			Basic Collective Bargaining Agreement Selected Provisions
		THE NEW PARADIGM IN EXPERIMENTAL FILM
SECTION III: Appendices
	A. REFERENCE AND SOURCE LISTS
	B. CONTRACTS
	C. FORMS
	D. PRODUCTION LISTS
	E. FIGURE AND TABLE LIST
	F. GLOSSARY
	G. INDEX
                        
Document Text Contents
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Figure 6-20 A) Dan Sweetman’s storyboards showing White House Rose Garden speech.

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Figure 6-20 B) Laminated photo showing construction progress of the White House Rose
Garden. MY FELLOW AMERICANS © 1996 Warner Bros., a division of Time Warner Entertain-
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Index 333

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Wrap time, 322

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Zemekis, Robert, 132, 135
Z-film, 322
Zoptic special effects, 322

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