Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Production Designer

Production designer

Background and education
Production designer is a term that is used in the film industry and television industry that refers to the person responsible for the overall look of a filmed event such as films, TV programs, music videos or adverts. Most production designers are very gifted and can pursue their job very effectively. Production designers have one of the key creative roles in the creation of motion pictures and television. Working directly with the director and producer, they must select the settings and style to visually tell the story. To become a production designer you would have to come from art school and be highly trained to fit the job purpose.
A production designer has many skills and responsibilities. Firstly, they can communicate visual ideas with images and words. This could be achieved by creating mood boards with either images or words. Production designers are very analytical. This means that they quickly understand and interpret scripts. This is important as they will need to know that the actual show is about in order to work with on it.  A production designer has the skill to do deep research about historical and past events. This gives them a good knowledge of historical events and would help them to produce the best possible show.  
Personal qualities
To be a production designer each person will have their own and unique personal qualities. Every production designer must be very organized. This is because it will make their objective easily be achieved within the given time because things will be more organized. Each designer should be very creative and have wide subject knowledge as this would allow them to create more ideas and fit the audiences purposes on how do produce the show accordingly. Lastly, a production designer must be able to communicate effectively with everyone as this would give his/her colleagues a better relationship and feel more comfortable around each other.

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