NFM Academy: Working in TV Drama – Art Department

Posted on 6th July 2020 by Charlotte Nixon

Monday 13th July, 10:30am-12pm

Are you artistic? Creative? Interested in designing to a director’s vision? Like finding the perfect item to complete a picture? This is your chance to learn all there is to know about the Art Department and what it takes to become part of the team.

Introducing Lisa Davidson, a highly experienced Production Designer & Art Director with over 15 years experience in film and television. Originally from Leeds, her work has seen her have bases in Leeds, Manchester and now Newcastle. Lisa has worked in the design department for popular shows such as Coronation StreetHeartbeat and most recently The Dumping Ground. Lisa is also experienced in period dramas, feature films, shorts, live entertainment, television commercials and music videos.

This will be an interactive session, and you will need your camera and microphone on. Lisa would like you to break down a scene that she will select and ask you how you would design this scene, and to also think about any graphics mentioned. You could create this on an electronic device, use Word or Excel, or even just a good old pen or paper will do – whatever you’re most comfortable with. This scene will be sent out to all the attendees prior to the event. We will share, feed back and discuss your designs on the day.

Register via Eventbrite here. We will send a Zoom link via email 24 hours before the event.

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This event is supported by Northern Film + Media’s Tees Valley ERDF project. Places are free but limited. You must have a Tees Valley base, be over 18yrs and be eligible to access SME support.

Northern Film + Media’s Tees Valley Screen project is funded by the ERDF through Creative Industries Business Support and Development Programme 2014-20, which is bringing over £300m into the North East to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region. Additional funding support for this project is from Tees Valley Combined Authority and Arts Council England.

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