Introduction

Do you realize that every time you read a book without pictures you become a production designer, casting director, and costume designer? Hell, you can be a director if you want to. Whether you know it or not, when you read a book without pictures, your brain fills in the blank spots. You can see the people, how they are dressed, which way they are moving, and what it looks like around them. Neat, huh?... (read more: click \'Introduction\' on menu above)

Introduction

Posted by admin On September - 3 - 2009

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Do you realize that every time you read a book without pictures you become a production designer, casting director, and costume designer? Hell, you can be a director if you want to.

Whether you know it or not, when you read a book without pictures, your brain fills in the blank spots. You can see the people, how they are dressed, which way they are moving, and what it looks like around them. Neat, huh?

Well, this is what I’ve been doing for the last forty years; reading scripts, and translating those words into pictures. I let my brain go along with the words, and I draw what I “see” in my brain.

When I design a set I’m going to build on a stage, I let the words guide me. (Thank you, writers everywhere.) By the time I am finished “realizing” the set, it’s looks spill out of the end of my pencil, I hand sketches to my design and construction team. Days, weeks or months later, viola! a physical manifestation of what I had in my head. We light it, act in it, and shoot it.

Then it’s torn down-or “struck”-as we say, and the stage is bare for another designer’s vision.

Did I mention they pay me to do this?