Pre-Production

FilmSkills

Production Design Kit

Learn how to shape a convincing world around your characters - from the basics of how to build a flat, to advanced set design and construction techniques, to set dressing, and building a visceral, expansive world that pulls the audience into the world of the characters.  Learn the skills to break down a script and design and dress a story-centric set.  You will also learn the roles and functions of the art department, production designer, art director, and construction coordinator.

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• 4 DVD Series

• 218 minutes of engaging videos

• 6 Hollywood Instructors

• 70 page illustrated companion guide

• Covers the entire production design process

• Used in the nation's top film schools

Become a Better World Builder.

 

The production designer creates the world in which the characters live - from a Texas farm setting or an exotic fantasy location to 1970’s set dressings or science fiction prop guns.  Constructing this world is a delicate balance of discovering the story and understanding the characters while still having the pressures of the schedule and budget.

 

In the FilmSkills Production Design Course, you will learn how to shape a convincing world around your characters - from the basics of how to build a flat to advanced set design and construction techniques.  Learn the skills to break down a script and design and dress a story-centric set.  We detail the roles of the art department, production designer, art director, and construction coordinator.

 

Working Hollywood production designers in the FilmSkills Production Design Course will help you craft a stunning world in your movie.

 

 

 

"Absolutely the most in-depth, informative and entertaining filmmaking series out there. Why waste 4 years at a film school when you can learn from award-winning filmmakers who take you out of the classroom and onto set."

 

- Kevin Cooper, Executive Producer, "Secondhand Lions"

 

 

Learning From the Best

Learn from 6 Instructors, including:

 

  • Anthony Pearce - Emmy-nominated Art Director, Saw II, Hirokin: The Last Samurai and Prey:  and The Light in the Dark

  • Mark Fenlason - Emmy-nominated Production Designer,  Hard Rain, Titanic and Red Shoe Diaries

  • Ron Franco - Emmy-nominated Set Decorator;  True Blood, X-Files, The Day After Tomorrow, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Heroes

  • Robert "Cass" McEntee - Construction Coordinator, 24, Mad Men, Roswell, and The Italian Job

  • Jeffrey H. Luther - Art Directorr,  Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Sarah Silverman Program.,  and Hypernauts

  • Kevin Lewis - Art Director, Masterchef, Hell's Kitchen, and The Biggest Loser,

 

Disc 1:

The Art Department - Learn the structure and hierarchy of the Art Department, the duties and responsibilities and how this department can be scaled up based on the size of the production.

 

The Production Designer - Learn about the Production Designer, his responsibility to the look of the film and her relationship with the director and cinematographer.

 

 

Disc 2:

The Art Director - Learn the function, duties and responsibilities of the Art Director.

 

Creating the Look - Learn how the art department creates the look of the environments in which the story takes place.

 

 

Disc 3:

Set Design - Learn how to design sets on both large and small budget productions.

 

Building Sets - Learn how movie sets are constructed to create both a convincing environment and a workable production setting.

 

 

Disc 4:

Set Dressing - Learn how to dress both practical locations and constructed movie sets to create a realistic environment for the characters.

 

Props - Learn how props are created, gathered, and organized for a movie.

 

 

 

About Us

FilmSkills is the leading online training resource for the motion picture and television industries.

901 N. Market St., Suite 705

Wilmington, DE 19801

Our objective is to provide a real-world education of the complex world of motion picture production through a series of easy-to-understand, yet comprehensive videos, workbooks and resources. By partnering with industry leaders in the creative and technological fields, we strive to teach real, cutting edge techniques to filmmakers around the globe. We also seek to build an online community of filmmakers to help forge long-term connection between filmmakers from all disciplines.

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