Course Code: FMTV 356
Academic Year: 2022-2023
This is an elective course in production design and art direction and a continuation of FMTV 526, further developing students' involvement with the creative process and procedures involved in developing visual and physical environments that become aids and components in the storytelling of film, television and cross platform media. Students will continue to gain and develop the skills necessary in order to research visual styles and create believable realistic environments for use in narrative and commercial motion picture development through a series of workshops, presentations, discussions, demonstrations and lectures. Students will learn how to research existing visual styles and designs and generate design sketches for presentation and constructive criticism, leading to the development of location plans, construction drawings, 3 dimensional models, technical design documentation and a professional portfolio. Students will develop knowledge of design principals and production design techniques, which will enable and aid in the development of a variety of skills, from script breakdown to visualization. Emphasis will be placed on the development of drawing, drafting and modelling skills and portfolio development. Students will be encouraged to work in collaborative groups and independently to generate ideas and designs for presentation, with an emphasis placed on the critical analysis of both their own work and that of professional designers.