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Movie sets don't appear out of nowhere, but are the result of a very careful collaboration between the art department and the director.  In this module, you will learn the steps that go into creating an environment from the pre-production meeting to budgeting to researching a look.


  • 32:10 video that takes you through the process of creating the look of the movie
  • Illustrated companion guide


  • What occurs during the pre-production meeting between the members of the art department
  • How to research the look of a movie
  • How to break down a script
  • How to develop a budget to create the look you want
  • How to work on low budgets
"This would be an excellent way to support a production course — and it gives students a way to easily review basic concepts."
   - Richie Sherman,
     Pennsylvania State University