How to Think About Production Design (Principles from Award Winning Production Designer Donald Burt)…

Award winning Production Designer Donald Burt (Mank, Social Network, Gone Girl) was a recent guest on the Team Deakins podcast ( During the interview he mention something I’d never considered before in terms of how to approach production design. This really gave me a newfound perspective of how to approach my films and I wanted to share that with you. This lesson is beneficial to not only production designers, but directors, producers, etc. After listening, kindly feel free to ask questions or offer opinions of your own, whether down in the comment section or by hitting me up on social media @PhilSvitek.

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