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Learn about the structure of the Art Department, it's departments, members and how this department works for create the world envisioned by the director.


  • 22:45 video that details the structure and functions of the art department
  • Illustrated companion guide


  • How the art department is structured
  • The roles of the art department
  • Overviews of the following positions:
    • The Production Designer
    • The Art Director
    • The Construction Coordinator
    • The Set Decorator
    • The Lead Man
    • Shoppers
    • On-Set Dresser
    • Swing Gang
    • Prop Master
  • Scalability of the Art Department
  • Working with interns
The videos are a big leap forward for contemporary classroom videos, utilizing clean greenscreen, working professionals and 16:9. The film is well-paced and will be a great addition to classroom instruction. It is designed and constructed in ways both interesting and accessible to student filmmakers. I hope to utilize the material in my classroom!”
   - Tom Dunphy, Orange-Ulster BOCES