- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Become an Art Director in Film
On a film set, an art director is responsible for all of the artistic and visual designs used for a production including all aspects of set design, from the color of a rug on the floor to the look of a spaceship's bridge in a science fiction movie. Because an art director oversees everything from the size and construction of a set to the smallest details, he/she must possess the artistic and structural insight of an architect, an interior designer, and an artist.
On big productions, the art director works for the production designer, and has a team that includes a set designer and prop master. On small, low budget productions, the art director may take on all of the aforementioned roles. Read the following steps to find out how to become an art director in film.