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From Concept to Film: Production Design of Outdoor Community

In this film, Project Eden, I’ve broken it down from the films color palette to the location scout to the overhead sketch to the concept artist’s final renderings.  This needed to be an outdoor set for a group of people living in a tent community. The film was being shot in New Zealan...

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Designing a Set on a Sound Stage: Concept to the Big Screen

This will show you the stages I went through, as the production designer, to create an underground bunker on a soundstage. You will see inspiration art, sketches, drafting, concept art, 3D renderings in SketchUp, photos during construction up through set dressing, and finally screengr...

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Instagram Site Featuring Iconic Films & Their Color Palettes

Check out this brilliant Instagram account I found at colorpalette.cinema . They break down the color palette for hundreds of iconic films. Not only the overall color palette but also individual frames. Many people donʼt notice that even the most every day seeming film has a color pale...

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Behind the Scenes Interview w/ Production Designer Vanessa Miles on the New Zealand Set of “Project Eden Vol 1”

A fantastic look behind the scenes of the Art Department of Project Eden as we shot in and around Auckland, New Zealand in the spring of 2016. [embed]https://player.vimeo.com/video/219331329[/embed]...

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Color Blindness

Color Blindness is a fascinating thing to me as color is the basis of my work. They way color is interpreted has an effect on the work I do. Like if there going to put a blue wash over the whole film. I need to think about that in my initial color palette. Just like in the old black a...

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