December 21, 2015

Cinematographer Danny Cohen on Room & The Danish Girl

...Room. How did you and director Lenny Abrahamson establish the look and feel Room initially? What was your game plan? That's a very difficult question. I mean, it's more of a process....

October 19, 2016

Designated Survivor's Production Designer on Creating a Dystopian D.C.

...accurate as we could. Their views across the hall too, like the Roosevelt room, it’s all a little more open so you can actually look into the room.  Walking around we really...

June 22, 2018
The Indoraptor prepares to strike in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Welcome to "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." Photo Credit: Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures Productions, LLC.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s Production Designer Takes on the Indoraptor Does it look stupid ducking into the space? We came up with the diorama room having a mezzanine, but then had to figure out how the Indoraptor gets up there. If...

January 2, 2018

Oscar Watch: The Disaster Artist Composer on Memorializing the Best Bad Movie Ever

...Wiseau and Greg Sestero set out to make The Room, a ‘real Hollywood movie’ that is often regarded as one of the worst movies ever made. Ironically, their story has inspired one...

June 11, 2018
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Westworld’s Production Designer Breaks Down Season 2

...have. I laid out all her story point bullets happening in this room and designed the room around that. The whole room was really based on that shot idea of Lisa’s. How...

February 19, 2021
Jason Isaacs and Martha Plimpton appear in "Mass," by Fran Kranz. Photo by Ryan Jackson-Healy.

Director Fran Kranz & Editor Yang-Hua Hu on Their Heartbreaking Film “Mass”

...cannot face it until the moment they are in the room. And the film takes place almost entirely in one room. What are the challenges that that brings as a director and...

June 2, 2022
Adam Scott and Britt Lower in “Severance,” now streaming on Apple TV+.

“Severance” Production Designer Jeremy Hindle's Dystopian Office Space

“Large room, four desks.” That’s the only description production designer Jeremy Hindle had to work with when he came up with this TV season’s most spookily immaculate office, as seen in Apple...

November 30, 2023

How "Saltburn" Production Designer Suzie Davies Imbued a Palatial Estate With Sinister Detailing, rip out a bedroom, put in another bathroom. That was really satisfying because you can use the idiosyncrasies of a real location to make something special with composited sets that look...

July 27, 2015

The Kids are All Right: Casting Director Ronna Kress on Paper Towns

...a room with her, and knew about her, and had been down the road in an audition process with her and so when we started Paper Towns, she was sort of at...

June 2, 2022
Toni Collette, Colin Firth. Courtesy HBO.

"The Staircase" Writer/Director Antonio Campos's Dazzling Twist on True Crime

...sold it, you established your writer’s room—how did you break down the series in the room? Putting the writer’s room together was so important. I got to take all this stuff that...