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Color Commentary: Naomi Shohan

As the production designer on such visually distinctive films as American BeautyConstantine and I Am Legend, Naomi Shohan’s work affects audiences on many levels, from the emotional to the intellectual.

Mind Over Matter: Jen K. Messer

Abstract ideas rule Jen K. Messer’s working life. As a production designer for the National Geographic series Brain Games, Messer is charged with the not-so-simple task of creating physical props, set design, and set pieces that help experts illustrate complex science concepts.

Craig Jackson: Designing 'Chicago Fire'

Photo by: NBCUniversalPhoto by: NBCUniversalDesigning, constructing, and installing a set in eight days is challenging. Creating several that can withstand on-set fires is a different kind of monster.

Designing Woman: Laura Richarz

Photo by: John P. Johnson/HBOPhoto by: John P. Johnson/HBOWhat could you buy in a shopping promenade on an alien space station? How does a 2,000-year-old vampire furnish his ultramodern mansion? How do you recreate the apartment Chris Rock grew up in on a Los Angeles soundstage?

Construction Foreman

Scenery is one of the most comprehensive visual elements of a film or television production. Sets establish a time and place but can also become characters in themselves, with great craftsmanship and effort put forth to providing an immersive environment in which the cast plays out the story. Just consider for a moment the iconic places audiences have traveled through scenery, like the bridge of the Starship Enterprise or the untamed and ominous ruins of Kurtz’s Cambodian compound. 

Carpenter’s Assistant

This entry-level position in film, television, and live production works within the scenic or construction department and is vital to the efficient operation of the scene shop and to building of sets during pre-production. 

Scenic Carpenter

Green screen sound stages and virtual scenery are becoming more prevalent in film and television production, but most productions—save for maybe some reality programs—still require the labor and skill of trained craftspeople to build the sets that complete the environment that the characters inhabit.

Set Designer

Audiences don’t usually spend much time wondering if a particular scene of a film or television show was shot on location or created on a sound stage, and that’s the way it should be. Set designers that create elaborate and visually stunning scenery leave an impression on admiring viewers, but the subtle sets that seamlessly create a believable environment inside of a sound stage are noteworthy for holding the suspension of disbelief.

Costumer

A costumer is an assistant to the costume designer who works in theatrical production, as well as film and television. This person begins work during pre-production, participates in the processes of research and sourcing materials, then works on through to the delivery of the wardrobe to the stage or location set.