Art department

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Art department in movie terms means the section of a production's crew concerned with visual artistry. Working under the supervision of the production designer and/or art director, the art department is responsible for arranging the overall look of the film (i.e. modern/high-tech, rustic, Victorian, etc.) as desired by the film director. Individual positions within this department include: production designer, art director, assistant art director, storyboard artist, concept artist, draftsman, set decorator, set dresser, property master, leadman, swing gang, production buyer, Film sculptor and property assistant.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ MGM Back Lot
  2. ^ Art department of a Hollywood studio
  3. ^ The Art Direction Handbook for Film, By Michael Rizzo
  4. ^ Production Design & Art Direction, By Peter Ettedgui

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