In this new and expanded edition of The Art Direction Handbook, author Michael Rizzo now covers art direction for television, in addition to updated coverage of film design.
Michael Rizzo, Film and Televison Art Director, current Art Director of Glee Key Features: * Written by a Hollywood Art Director with thirty years of hands-on experience * Demonstrates how the development of both media formats—film and television—span the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries * Completely updated with the latest techniques and technology that an art director needs to know to be effective on the set NOW In this new and expanded edition of The Art Direction Handbook, author Michael Rizzo now covers art direction for television, in addition to updated coverage of film design. This comprehensive, professional manual details the set-up of the art department and the day-to-day job duties: scouting for locations, research, executing the design concept, supervising scenery construction, and surviving production. Beyond that, there is an emphasis on not just how to do the job, but how to succeed and secure other jobs. Rounding out the text is an extensive collection of useful forms and checklists, as well as interviews with prominent art directors. 'I think that this book is not only a must for anyone who wants to make a career in the Art Department but a very useful reference for those who may already be working in film or television and who want to take the next step up the ladder - or change departments.' - Wendy Laybourn FBKS - Network Nine Contents: Section 1: Pre-Production Process Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Responsibilities, The Relationships, and The Setup Chapter 3: Visual History Chapter 4: The Design Process Chapter 5: The Physical Design Chapter 6: A Legacy of Historical Techniques Chapter 7: CGI and Digital Filmmaking Section 2: Production and Post-Production Processes Chapter 8: Navigating Paperwork and Daily Shooting-Process Tasks Chapter 9: Networking and Self-Promotion Chapter 10: Non-Union vs. Union Status Section 3: Appendices Appendix A: Reference and Source Lists Appendix B: Start Paperwork Appendix C: Figure and Table List Appendix D: Glossary