Matt Putland APDG and Justine Dunn – The Portable Door

Creative Process: The Portable Door By Matt Putland APDG - Production Designer and Justine Dunn - Set Decorator. The Portable Door is a 2023 Australian fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jeffrey Walker. It is a co-production between The Jim Henson Company and Story Bridge Films, with the screenplay by Leon Ford based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Tom Holt. The movie [...]

IMDbPro – Webinar

[memberonly] IMDB's Jed Shireman-Jones presented a webinar on how to best promote members and their work on IMDbPro. During this webinar, Jed demystified IMDb by explaining the differences between and IMDbPro as well as how data is collected. Members learnt about IMDbPro’s many features to help manage profiles, update filmography, and how to navigate the [...]

The Gathering Debrief – Webinar

[memberonly] In October 2022, three hundred passionate Production Designers from around the globe travelled to the small island of Spetses, Greece to share knowledge, skills, stories, and work on challenges. The Production Designers Gathering was a 5-day event featuring panels, workshops, and social gatherings. Topics included Fostering Creativity, What Makes a Great Art Department, Wellbeing [...]

Fausto Brusamolino – Lighting & Visual Designer

Creative Process: The Nightline The Nightline is a creative audio project about the city at night inspired by a collection of 700+ real-life anonymous voice messages recorded between midnight and 6am. This work draws on field recordings, phone messages, composition, performance and site-responsive design to create an evocative live performance experience. FAUSTO BRUSAMOLINO Member Profile Location and Site Responsive Design [...]

FAME LSA Interview – Stephen Curtis

FAME LSA is the Film, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law Students’ Association, a group of law students from University of Melbourne Law School, passionate about arts and culture. FAME aims to foster graduate student engagement with the creative industries by promoting creativity, facilitating professional development and offering skill building opportunities for those interested in all […]

Emerging Designers Update – December 2020

APDG Emerging Designers’ Committee was formed to give a formal voice to the already active and strong community of up-and-coming designers across Australia. The committee seeks to enhance the representation of emerging designers within our industries, advocate for their issues, encourage opportunities through our guild and create a strong and diverse support network of emerging designers […]

The Impossible Project

The Impossible Project – by Anna Tregloan This article is based on a presentation given by Anna Tregloan at Performance Space Live Works Festival. Here Anna contemplates the impact on live performance and events designers whose work was cancelled or postponed or simply rendered ‘impossible‘ by the COVID pandemic. Anna introduces us The Impossible Project […]