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The set designer in any production is in charge of designing the set that will be used for filming.
Their job is to take the production designer's ideas of what the set should look like, and turn it into a reality.
They supervise the building and creation of the set itself, produce sketches of what it should look like, take into consideration the budget that they're working with and what they can possibly accomplish with it, and consider lighting and sound.
During pre-production, their role is to take the production designer's ideas and visualize them by creating freehand sketches. This is the stage where they should consider the budget and possibilites. They should also take
During production, they should have finished planning the set and be well on their way to getting it fully built, constructed, and ready to use in the filming of the production.
When they get to post-production, they should be taking apart the set and taking it down, or organising people to do so. This includes either the disposal of the used set or the storage of the set.
The set designer should be working closely with:
The set designer should be working with the director because he/she has creative control, and whether the set is satisfactory or if it will be used is ultimately the directors decision.
The locations manager has to work with the set designer to ensure that creation of the set on the specified location is even possible. You can't have a set without a place to put it.
The construction staff are people that the set designer should be closely working with, because the creation of the set relys on the construction staff's ability to build it.
A course that is used for set design jobs, and a set design career path is 'Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)' at RMIT.
The equipment required for this role is anything that you would use to create a set.
Bob Crowley is a famous set designer. He designed the set for Mary Poppins, Tarzan, Aida, and other broadway hits.
Set design is becoming a lot less prominent in film with the development of green screens and CGI technology.
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