TERRY ACKLAND-SNOW (UNITED KINGDOM)
Terry Ackland-Snow was our hero in Vilnius, Lithuania (2016).
Five decades ago Terry Ackland-Snow stepped into a magical world of the filmmaking. He started acquiring his experience at Danziger Studios in Elstree, then found his place at major MGM and Pinewood studios. From Assistant Art Director to Supervising Art Director Role and even Underwater Art Director - in his career there was no time for a break. Inevitably, all of it was leading him to location projects, helping to make the whole world his personal studio.
Terry Ackland-Snow is a passionate and ardent Production Designer and Art Director, who has always been caring about the transition and the future of the Art Department. His aim is to make sure that the new generation of filmmakers is fully apprised of the art of creating illusion on film. Terry’s long years of experience allowed him to witness the most significant changes in the field: it has been flourishing over the last century. He seeks to continue the brilliant work of the Art Department and educate the others about the benefit of the modern technologies and boundless possibilities they could bring to the scene.
Since 2001 he has been teaching at Film Design International in Pinewood Studios and offers draughtsmanship courses for the film and television industry. Art Department professionals and university graduates take his studies to get specific training and gain the deeper understanding of how a film crew works.
If it was not for Terry Ackland-Snow, a lot of movies today would be less stunning than they are now. He worked with such masterpieces as “Batman”, “Superman II”, “Superman III”, “Aliens”, ”The Living Daylights”, “Battle of Britain”, “Labyrinth”, “The Deep” and many others.