The Art of Illusion: Production Design for Film and Television

The Art of Illusion: Production Design for Film and Television

by Terry Ackland-Snow, Wendy Laybourn


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The fast-moving pace of technology makes it hard to keep abreast of current practices in production design. However, the ethos and skills behind filmmaking remain the same. Here, art director Terry Ackland-Snow shares his passion and knowledge of traditional film design from more than 50 years of industry experience, using real-life case studies from such iconic films as Batman, Labyrinth, the James Bond franchise, and The Deep. With more than 100 original sketches, as well as rare behind-the-scenes photographs, storyboards and artwork, this book demonstrates the skills and techniques of film design with stunning intricacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785003431
Publisher: Crowood Press, The
Publication date: 04/01/2018
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Terry Ackland-Snow has worked on more than 80 feature productions, and now teaches art direction at Pinewood Studios. Wendy Laybourn has worked in the film industry since the early 1970s and has spent the past few years publishing an industry magazine, Network Nine News, and a series of e-booklets, Do You Have What it Takes to Survive in Film Production?

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