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The Lean Forward Moment: Create Compelling Stories for Film, TV, and the Web by Norman Hollyn

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Chapter Four. Production Design

Production Design
 

If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.

 
 --EDWARD HOPPER

Edward Hopper was referring to painting, of course, in the quote on the previous page, but the look of a film must also add to what is written in the scripted dialogue. The look and feel of the worlds that the characters move through need to give a deeper look into their personalities and the script’s meaning. In short, the design of the film must perform a storytelling function without using words. Otherwise, it’s just radio.

And that is what this chapter is all about.

What Is a Production Designer?

Michael Provart, who has worked as a ...

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