Art, Props & Sets

The art department is a group of skilled artists and construction workers that create elements relating to sets, scenery and props. The production designer communicates their visualization with the art director, who then guides others towards construction and completion. From painters to wood-workers to sculptors, the art department works together towards creating the overall atmosphere of the film.

Art Director

The art director works with the production designer and is responsible for the design and construction of a movie set. They are essentially assistants to the production designer and help construct the “look” and “feel” of the movie. Browse through our production guide below to locate a Colorado based art director working in the film & television industry.

Production Designer

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The production designer works with the director and is primarily responsible for the design and overall visual "look" and "feel" of a movie. This includes the use of costumes, landscapes, props and other visual scenery that could reflect the movie script.

Prop Maker

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Prop makers and sculptors construct unique and specialized set props that are too difficult to attain, or too expensive to buy. This person builds these needed props from scratch using various materials that may include styrofoam, plastics, electronics, metals, woods or glass types of materials. This person is usually skilled in a wide variety of machining, construction and sculpting techniques. Browse through our production guide below to locate a Colorado based prop maker working in the film & television industry.

Prop Master

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The prop master acquires, organizes, maintains and accounts for all the various props needed for the production. A prop is basically any set decoration piece that can be moved readily easily. This includes many items like guns, knives, books, phones, dish-ware, food, musical instruments, pets or any other item that needs to be present to fulfill the story line. Browse through our production guide below to locate a Colorado based prop master working in the film & television industry.

Scenic Artist / Painter

The scenic artist is in charge of designing and treating all of the set surfaces. This may include painting, plastering, coloring, texturing or applying any other sort of treatment to the set surfaces to create a look. Often times the scenic artist simulates stone, wood, lettering, metallic or brick on the various sets and scenery. Browse through our production guide below to locate a Colorado based scenic artist working in the film & television industry.

Set Construction Coordinator / Builder

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The construction coordinator supervises the fabrication and physical integrity of the various sets needed as directed by the production designer and art director. This person is also in charge of budgeting and ordering the needed materials for the set designs. The construction coordinator may also be responsible for hiring the carpenters. Browse through our production guide below to locate a Colorado based set construction coordinator working in the film & television industry.

Set Decorator / Dresser

The set decorator makes the decisions on what furnishings and other decorations are going to be used on set. This person works closely with the art director and production designer to create the optimal visual environment for filming. This may include various items such as paintings, fabrics, and other non movable decorative set pieces. Browse through our production guide below to locate a Colorado based set decorator / dresser working in the film & television industry.

Storyboard Artist

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The storyboard artist creates a series of illustrations and sketches based on the director's vision during pre-production. Each sketch represents a different camera set-up. These drawings usually include camera angles, characters and set design. The illustrations are then used to assist the other head departments in understanding their tasks. Browse through our production guide below to locate a Colorado based storyboard artist working in the film & television industry.