OSCAR GUIDE: Best Art Direction

Posted by · 10:41 am · February 15th, 2010

Over the weekend the Art Directors Guild handed out their awards in three categories: period, fantasy and contemporary.  And it’s a good thing they have the contemporary field since the Academy recognizing that kind of work is like Haley’s Comet. The Best Art Direction category recognizes both the production designer and the set decorator of […]

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Friendly competition

Posted by · 3:34 pm · November 26th, 2009

I would put it on the Lennon-McCartney level. Look how healthy that competition was even when it was unhealthy. Look at the results of it. Different approaches and personalities and each makes the other better. There’s this dialogue right now and I would throw Spielberg into it too. There’s a dialogue among a generation of […]

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TECH SUPPORT: Best Art Direction — Volume I

Posted by · 12:30 pm · August 20th, 2009

Sets and props can create a time period, an era or simply the feel of a scene.  And the individuals involved in this process are awarded by the Academy in the category of Best Art Direction. Ironically, the art director of a film is not recognized here. Rather, the production designer – the art department […]

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8/20 Web Round-up

Posted by · 6:55 am · August 20th, 2009

• Production designer Rick Carter (“A.I.: Artificial Intelligence,” “Avatar”) to be feted at Hollywood Awards. [Variety] • Making the “prawns” of “District 9” look alien but sympathetic. [Hero Complex] • Robert Rehme elected to head of Academy Foundation. [The Wrap]

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