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The Art Department

This is an article that I wrote for Oz Magazine, published by Gary and Tia Powell of Oz Publishing. Oz Magazine created this layout and interpreted an org chart that I provided to them.

This time around I was asked to provide an overview of the art department on a motion picture project, so I fell back on my corporate experience and built an organizational chart and provided a narrative explanation of how it all fits together. Here’s an excerpt:

“The truth is, most scenes are not storyboarded, and every department on a motion picture project (from art to wardrobe) have an effect on what you see onscreen, down to the moment that the cameras start rolling. Most directors gladly rely on the expertise of their department heads and defer to those people’s judgment. But in many ways the final look of a film still comes down to 3 positions which have traditionally wielded enormous influence over the look of a project: the Director, the Director of Photography, and the Production Designer.”




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