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Oscars 2016: A Look at the Year's Best Production Design

From Mad Max: Fury Road to The Danish Girl, the finest silver screen set design<p>This year's five Production Design-nominated films at the 2016 Oscars—<i>Bridge of Spies; The Revenant; The Danish Girl; Mad Max: Fury Road;</i> and <i>The Martian</i>—share a common theme: using the magic of set design, architecture, …

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'Revenant' production designer Jack Fisk makes director's vision a reality

Problem solving is one of the most important duties of a movie production designer.<p>"You are creating a world, and then you have to figure out how to do it," said Jack Fisk, an athletic and youthful 70, in Brentwood. "Sometimes it is designing a set. Sometimes it's finding locations. Sometimes it's …

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How I Taught Myself Product Design

When we think of autodidacts, our minds frequently race to the arts: people who discovered an aptitude for painting or music despite their lack of formal training. We often separate the innate impulse to create things from those who teach themselves practical tasks. We glorify the teens who put …

A TV Set Decorator's Guide to Making Any Room Look Prime Time-Ready

Never buy all your furniture at once place and other pro secrets from The Good Wife's Beth Kushnick.<p>If you're a fan of the gorgeous rooms featured on CBS' <i>The Good Wife</i>, you're not alone. From Alicia Florrick's sophisticated Chicago apartment to the myriad stately law offices, set decorator Beth …

Home Decorating

American Horror Story: Hotel’s Set Decorator Talks Artistic Blood, Scary Movies, and Real Haunted Hotels

Few hotels are getting the kind of buzz that Hotel Cortez is getting this season. The Art Deco decor is striking, the L.A. location is prime, but . . . the guests are a bit unsavory. The Cortez, the set of the latest <i>American Horror Story</i> saga, aptly named <i>Hotel</i>, is the creation of set decorator …

8 Questions with Mad Men Set Decorator Amy Wells on Decorating Your Place on a Budget

We've all been there: Staring into the void of our brand new, empty apartment feeling overwhelmed by the idea (and expense) of furnishing it. We sat …

On set, John Iacovelli is a production designer. At home, he's a mad scientist of decor.

Production designer and art director John Iacovelli has worked on sets for TV spectaculars ("Peter Pan") and series ("Ed," "Babylon 5"), feature films ("Honey, I Shrunk the Kids") and scores of stage plays, but the Emmy winner's most theatrical — and personal — interiors can be found in his 1927 …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley15 hours …

Photographer Travels Across the Southwestern USA by Freight Train

A couple of years ago, photographer Kevin Russ packed some belongings into his car, traveled tens of thousands of miles across the US, and documented …

Cosmic Bulletins: Two Major Discoveries Rock Science

The Theory of General Relativity seemed truly bizarre when Albert Einstein first articulated it 99 years ago: gravity, the great physicist declared, …

Physics

POTD: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Projection Instructions – /Film

Any good director will tell you they make a movie three times. The script, the shooting and the editing. But there’s a fourth time too, and that’s …

Filmmaking

Cannes 2014: 15 films we'd like to see

The Oscars are over; Sundance is but a memory; SXSW has been overrun with musos. The film industry's eyes, forever trained forward, are now squinting against the glare of the south of France and the Cote d'Azur: Cannes is on its way. As ever, the speculation has already begun as to which films the …

24 Frames: The 'Cinematographer' Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of <b>24 Frames</b>. Sahara Shrestha and Andrew Jamieson will be guiding you through the exciting, confusing and often …

Film Studies 101: The 30 Camera Shots Every Film Fan Needs To Know

The cinematographer's art often seems as much black magic as technique, taking a few actors milling around a set and turning it into something …

Framing

Think Your Audience Will Find Your Film on Their Own? Jon Reiss Says They Won't!

Unless you are the 0.0005 percent of filmmakers who got picked out of the line-up of would-be Hollywood auteurs, you should stop thinking of …

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SetLife Magazine (a recommended follow on Facebook) has compiled technical specification slates showing us who shot on what when it comes to the big …

Scorsese Explains His Cinematic Approach to 'The Wolf of Wall Street' in P.T. Anderson Interview

Any time Martin Scorsese talks about his approach to making movies, filmmakers would be wise to listen -- especially when he's being interviewed by …

Five Days of 'Her': How to shoot the future

In honor of the delicate future of<p>Spike Jonze’s “Her,” we’ve been chatting with the team that helped him realize those not-so-far-off days. (You can read previous installments, on costumes and production design, here and here).<p>Today, a talk with Hoyte van Hoytema, the decorated Swiss-Dutch …

Welcome to After Effects: Color Correction

This 10-part series has been designed to help anyone starting out in the world of After Effects. In this episode, we'll take a look at color …

Gaining Inspiration Through Using A Color Wheel

Do you use color theory as inspiration for your photography? If you are ever feeling stuck or are in a rut, I have found the color wheel is a great …

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Words of Wisdom by Willem de Kooning on his 109th Birthday

“Some painters, including myself, do not care what chair they are sitting on. It does not even have to be a comfortable one. They are too nervous to …

'Coronado High' author blazes a trail for journalists in Hollywood

Joshuah Bearman, whose article was the basis for 'Argo,' has leveraged his new story 'Coronado High' into a likely movie deal and triple payday.<p>July 16, 2013|By Daniel Miller<p>Joshuah Bearman says his business approach is "a way most nonfiction… (Anne Cusack, Los Angeles…)<p>Last year's "Argo" landed …

Indiewire’s Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding for Filmmakers

Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding for Filmmakers<p>As crowdfunding becomes more and more the standard for independent film projects, filmmakers …