| Literatur - new publication- Movie Worlds
Production Design in Film | Heidi Lüdi / Toni Lüdi
is not only the well-known names of directors and actors that bring
about the success of a film, but all contributions - the direction,
the acting, the filming, the production design, the music and the
editing - must be of a similarly high standard.
Production Designer is allotted a special task: the design for a
photographic medium does not merely serve as a backdrop, but an
original creative contribution, bearing great relevance for the
plot and the atmosphere.
expressionist German films, which made film history after the first
world war, were shaped to a great extent through the work of the
production designer, as in METROPOLIS, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI,
or THE MONSTER OF FATE.
production design, which includes the art direction, is the result
of a creative design process and therefore an artistic product.
book takes up the cudgels for art in film, above all for the careful
design of images. Very little has been written on the multifaceted
and demanding profession of production design. The publication by
the two experienced Production Designers, Heidi and Toni Lüdi,
aims to fill this gap. Using well-known films and television series
as examples, they describe the complicated process leading to the
final production design of a film.
deal with the pros and cons of filming on location or in the studio,
in great detail, they discuss the problematic nature of historical
or contemporary production design and shed light on the confusion
surrounding terms relating to the profession that has come about
because of the different development in film production in Europe
and America. This richly and informatively illustrated volume is
a must for anyone involved in the film business, and just as much
for those interested in artistic film.
their studies in fine Arts in London and Munich, Heidi and Toni
Lüdi have been involved in the production design for uncountable
film and television productions, among them, such famous productions
as THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN, EDITH'S DIARY, WINGS OF DESIRE, THE BEAR,
"LINDENSTRAßE" and DIE ZWEITE HEIMAT. Both are actively
involved in their professions; they pass on their experience to
younger generations in numerous talks and seminars, Toni Lüdi
as professor at the Fachhochschule Rosenheim since 1989.