Introduction to Production Design for Film and Screen (FutureLearn)

Introduction to Production Design for Film and Screen (FutureLearn)
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Introduction to Production Design for Film and Screen (FutureLearn)
Explore the craft of Production Design with award-winning filmmakers and learn how it adds meaning and depth to screen stories. Production Design is at the heart of making memorable screen stories. This course provides a basic understanding of the role of the Production Designer on feature films, short films, TV, live action, animation or game design.

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It will explore key concepts and core skills required to really add value and visual interest to any screen story.

Learn more about the world of Production Design with the expert creative professionals from Australia’s premier screen arts and broadcast school.


What topics will you cover?

THE BACKSTORY

- The history, foundations and future of Production Design.


BUILDING FOUNDATIONS

- Research and references: the foundations of design.

- The elements and principles of Production Design.

- How Production Design supports and enriches screen stories.


VISUAL COMMUNICATION

- Script analysis and Art Department breakdowns.

- Controlling and enriching mood and tone in screen stories.

- Pre-visualisation and visual communication.


Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

- Discuss the history, context and underlying concepts of Production Design for screen stories.

- Apply Production Design principles to appropriately enrich and support screen stories.

- Evaluate a screen story in design terms, considering appropriate and practical solutions in your response.

- Identify and communicate key principles of a screen design.

- Effectively explain basic design concepts to creative collaborators.


Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for all screen creators and for designers from non-screen storytelling backgrounds.

It is for anyone interesting in learning more about Production Design for film, screen and broadcast. Whether you’re interested in art and design, considering a career in Production Design or a creative screen storyteller who wants to understand more about the value of great Production Design, this course will have something for you.


What software or tools do you need?

This course doesn’t require any existing specialist skills or equipment, though there will be extension activities if you want to enhance your learning experience.



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