Alba Lidia Tropeano
The creativity is the most exciting part about this field.
UK / Italy
I would like design a world for a film about the criminal Latin gangs in Milan.
I'd love to work as a part of team that discovers the freedom of pure imagination
I think the screenplay is most inspiring while working on film. and if the story needs to create whole decoration from zero this can be a real paradise.
"In the future I would like to focus in the field of films concentrating on films with elevated design value, where Production Design is of great importance to the narrative."
I am excited by the level of creativity that is generated working as part of an Art Department and it's ability to recreate forgotten worlds or bring to life and imagine new ones.
I think that the art director is a magician with powers of creating different universes. And I find that very exciting.
Jacqueling chi ying Ng
I mostly get inspiration from artwork, To me having an image or a piece of artwork can symbolised a story.
I'm inspired by passionate and genuine directors and production designers.
Marina Palmero Butolo
Working at the art department for me is being able to create new words. To bring imagination to the reality, transform ideas into spaces. Get into the director mind, understand his/hers thoughts, get “into” the script and make the “magic happens”.
Peter de Neergaard
What i love in the group work, is this stream of consciousness towards telling a story, and then the aesthetic jumps in bringing this story to live.
Working on a historical feature gives us an opportunity to immerse ourselves in a period in time which can offer such rich base for new knowledge and inspiration.
The main challenge I am facing is working and design discipline in the Indian film industry.
You always learn something new about the world you live in, the reality surrounding you and, ultimately, about yourself.
AUTHORS OF SELECTED PROJECTS
The most ideal situation is when a production designer is involved from a very early stage. To brainstorm together about the different strategies; creatively, realistically and financially. To design a world together that is both very realistic and believable but also touches your imagination.
[My main inspiration for writing is] a certain mood, that encapsulates the theme and message of the cinematic experience.
Dominique Van malder
The artwork is so important, because how it looks like, is also the content of our story.
I spend a lot of time choosing colors and moods. A lot of inspirations comes from choosing the right combinations.
"“I think a production designer is (and should be) very important for every project. In Belgium, it's not very common to work with a production designer. Although, I want every creative department to work close together. So preparation, hours of discussion, plenty of inspiring photographs and films are very important for me."
Germany / France
I have a strong feel for what I want, but always ready to be surprised by ideas from the art department. What we do can only work as a collaborative shared vision.