Art Department Meeting

The Production Machine

By Gianna Sobol

writingroom.jpg

THE MEETING: Art Department Meeting

WHERE THEY TAKE PLACE: Conference Room

WHO ATTENDS: Production Designer Suzuki Ingerslev, Art Director Cat Smith, Set Decorator Ron Franco, the Writer and Director, Cinematographer, Construction, Assistant Director, and Producers

WHAT IT’S ABOUT (according to Production Designer Suzuki Ingerslev): I try to go over all the notes for every location and set that we have, so everybody is on the same page. Ron will bring in pictures of furniture he’s thinking of using, we’ll show the director the style of the characters, go over colors, etc. So that when everyone is on set and we’re shooting, there are no surprises. No one is saying oh, I thought it was going to be more modern. Everyone reads the script differently, so this is a chance to put everyone on the same page.