Friday, February 3, 2012

Nominees for art direction

'Midnight in Paris''Harry Potter as well as the Deathly Hallows - Part II''Hugo''The Artist''War Horse'THE ARTISTLaurence BennettFaithfully re-creating 1927 La around the tight shooting schedule of 35 days was the finest challenge faced by "The Artist" production designer Laurence Bennett."Prep time was relatively short as well as the story so ambitious using what I preferred to demonstrate,In . according to him. "There has been lots of sets and therefore many places where an authentic problem was the logistical jigsaw."Though so little extant of old Hollywood, it absolutely was challenging finding even street corners which in fact had the very best look and feel.A black and white-colored film presented its number of challenges for set decorator Robert Gould, who repainted vintage furnishings and dyed materials in contrasting shades to make sure that colors would look crisp onscreen. After digging through Warner Bros.' research department, Gould looked the prop warehouses of los angeles to discover period-specific lampshades, decorative accents in addition to cash registers.Most likely the wedding props, as being a monkey sculpture, were easiest to discover -- it absolutely was more mundane objects like lampshades that have been most difficult to obtain inside the needed quantity (Gould ended up fabricating about 25% in the lampshades inside the film).French chateau-like La home of film author-director Shane Black was transformed in to a sprawling mansion location and filled with vintage treasures. Gould feels as if "we really taken the sensation of old Hollywood. there's an entire mystique about old Hollywood but this movie introduced it to existence." --Caroline RyderHARRY POTTER As Well As The DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART IIStuart CraigStuart Craig is not any stranger to Oscars -- he's three already. To ensure that because they are all for production design, it comes down lower as not surprising he stores these questions beautiful hands crafted cabinet in your house. "I did so arrange it,In . he confesses. "While not particularly on their own account! They aren't ostentatiously visible."It may be time to make more room because cabinet: Craig and hang up decorator Stephenie McMillan are nominated for Oscars for fulfillment in art direction this year for "Harry Potter as well as the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," the best installment from the franchise that has saved Craig solely occupied for 10 years.Nevertheless despite his years of experience, "Part 2" incorporated several challenges, including creating the failing sets with an extended fight scene. "I had been developing a ruin in the earth-up,Inch according to him. Too for this film, he and visual effects supervisor Tim Burke chosen to make a full digital kind of the school, rather than using miniatures.Still, if he'll get his fourth Oscar, Craig states he'll accept it recognition for that "Potter" films. "I am unable to help but regard it a look and feel at work,In . according to him.But Craig's "Potter" tasks are dirty -- next helps build the Harry Potter theme park at Florida's Universal Studio. "In a really real sense it's not ended," according to him. "It could never finish."-- Randee DawnHUGODante Ferretti "Hugo" marks the legendary Italian designer's ninth nom (he won for "The Aviator" and "Sweeney Todd" with longtime set decorator, collaborator and wife, Francesca Lo Schiavo, who's nommed with him again this year)."Over time I've done some large movies (with Martin Scorsese) for instance 'Kundun' and 'Gangs of NY,' however it was the finest," according to him. "I tried it for over a year, getting a team of 12, creating and building on your own, within the stop and clock tower to Georges Melies' studio and apartment."To produce the 3 dimensional homage for the miracle of movies to existence, the filmmakers shot within the Sorbonne in Paris for just about any day or two, then gone after the U.K., where Ferretti's massive sets absorbed six stages at Pinewood and Shepperton, additionally to space at Longcross Art galleries. "Creating the stop was the finest challenge, after we required to divide it between three different stages, which we used an authentic train that individuals could provide the set where we'd built the tracks and platform," according to him.But building time tower meant most likely probably the most to Ferretti. "Just like a kid in this particular small Italian town, my friend's father had the identical job as Hugo's, being careful from the city clock. I did so it many occasions with him, when Marty provided it, I felt it absolutely was about me." -- Iain BlairMIDNIGHT IN PARISAnne Seibel, production design Helene Dubreuil, set decorationsA relatively poor presented no problem to author-director Woodsy Allen, who removes pricey soundstages. He shot "Evening amount of time in Paris" situated on practical locations, but that didn't mean cinematographer Darius Khondji just pointed the digital camera at pre-existing postcard sights in the Capital of scotland - Light.Production designer Anne Seibel and hang up decorator Helene Dubreuil required to transform the majority of the locations for Gil's (Owen Wilson) evening time sojourns to the past. Hardest will be a scene occur the Moulin Rouge cabaret inside the 1890s. They chose 125-year-old theater La Cigale to be the concert venue, and needed it over time by establishing the wrong wooden floor, mirrors, balustrades, drapes, support beams with period lamps together with a sizable chandelier getting a garland of lights.Seibel even inspired Allen to change the script when she suggested he take advantage from the Musee des Arts Forains (the Museum of Fairground Art), featuring vintage slide carousel rides together with other amusement park products, for just about any 20's party scene initially occur a flat.InchMost unique about Woodsy was the trust he devote us," states Seibel, which has reteamed with Khondji and "Paris" costume designer Sonia Grande for Allen's next film "Nero Fiddled." "He didn't say much, however, if he did, you are able to tell he actually was happy (while using work)."-- Todd LongwellWAR HORSERick CarteDigital set extensions are componen for your course in modern Hollywood films re-creating historic designs, however, you won't see them in director Steven Spielberg's The Very First World War epic "War Equine.""We managed to get happen the old-fashioned way," states the film's production designer Ron Carter, who won an Oscar for 2009's CGI-heavy "Avatar." "We built it."Plus it wasn't just the rustic European metropolitan areas, farmhouses and military barracks they built on various locations outdoors London. Furthermore they provided significant modifications for the landscape, developing a rocky area for your titular equine to plow atop protected parkland in Devon County, and creating a attractive sea of wheat for just about any cavalry charge by mounting cut stalks on Foam.The film's most ambitious set will be a 300-by-600-yard fight-ravaged no-man's land built on derelict Wisley Airfield in Surrey, England, with trench systems, branchless trees, barbed wire, ponds and ruts built atop a hidden steel substructure to assist the heavens, equipment and galloping equines.The practical sets are response to Spielberg's spontaneous shooting style. Because they was famous for completely storyboarding his shots at the beginning of his career, nowadays, "he's really coming to the set creating," states Carter, who recently completed his seventh film while using filmmaker, the arrival biopic "Lincoln subsequently subsequently." "When she's items that are physically there, it challenges him to accomplish a number of things he never imagined of." -- Todd LongwellEye round the Oscars: Art Direction, Costume Design & MakeupCostumes Art Direction MakeupDivine costume design once again at FIDM Contact the number newsroom at

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