• Month: June 2022

From Daleks to outer space and killer bees…

The continuing adventures of Australian Designer William Constable in the world of UK horror films. Bob Hill – May 2022 In an earlier article I wrote (Dec 2018) for the APDG on legendary artist, illustrator, theatre, ballet, Opera, TV and film designer William “Bill” Constable (1906 – 1987), I left him heading off to Great […]

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – THE MASK

Leanne Rolton from WYSIWYG 3D wrote a fascinating case study on the mask from the recently performed The Phantom of the Opera.  The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart. First performed in 1986, it has become the longest-running show in musical history and played at the […]

INTERVIEW: With Morgan Moroney on Ghosts

APDG Emerging Designer Screen Representative, Courtney Westbrook interviewed 10th Anniversary APDG Award Emerging Design for a Live Performance winner Morgan Moroney about his work Ghosts. How did you begin the process of designing ‘Ghosts’? Productions of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts can easily become museum pieces, and it is no secret that the plot’s melodramatics can seem archaic and distanced […]

PLAYING WITH THE VOLUME

In what feels like the dawn of a new era, filmmakers around the world are fast embracing virtual production technology to create spectacular visuals and get bang for their buck. Pioneered in the Star Wars series The Mandalorian, the technology consists of a giant LED wall also known as a volume screen or LED volume […]

President’s Letter – Winter 2022

George Liddle APDG has held the position of President of the Australian Production Design Guild since its inception 13 years ago. He has masterfully steered the guild through its infancy, ensuring that its foundations have been built on solid ground. Compassion, respect and support of one’s peers forming the bedrock. These qualities have been enshrined […]

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