In the high concept thriller THE STRAIN, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team, and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak in New York City. SET DECOR talked with the unassuming, Peter Nicolakakos SDSA, who often goes by the more easily pronounced “Peter Nick”. The conversation is wide-ranging and detailed, witty and real...television decor - Set Decorators Society of America
film decor - CLOUD ATLAS - Directors Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer took on the exciting, daunting challenge of presenting the best-selling novel in a visual context…including filming simultaneously as one production with two crews. In a fascinating and in-depth conversation, the two set decorators talked with SET DECOR re: the making of the film…first about the intertwined, inter-connected work they did together and apart. Rebecca Alleway SDSA and Set Decorator Peter Walpole…
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE 5 ARMIES film decor - Set Decorators Society of America The community that has evolved during the making of these films and the first trilogy LORD OF THE RINGS sprung from the heart of many who had settled in New Zealand…Set Decorator Ra Vincent SDSA reflects that mindset. He talked with SET DECOR the latest and final film of the series, as well as the entire trilogy.
television decor - GOTHAM presents an elegant, raw yet sophisticated origin story of the great DC Comics super-villains and vigilantes, revealing the circumstances that created the larger-than-life personas! Set Decorator Andrew Baseman SDSA stepped away for a few moments from the production of the second season to give us an overview of the first* and a hint of the new!
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The uniqueness of THE KNICK… SET DECOR: Clive Owen [Dr. John W. Thackery] says, “THE KNICK doesn’t have the polish and restraint of a normal period project…it’s very, very edgy.” Set Decorator Regina Graves SDSA: Well, at the turn of the century, it was rather edgy in New York City, and a little gritty, especially the Lower East Side. We took liberties with that in the decoration of the show. We didn’t want things to seem too precious or nostalgic.
ROOTS - Essential to the storytelling were the sets conveying the life, circumstances and historical details from 1767 through 1865, with a glimpse of author Alex Haley in 1976 writing the story of his ancestral roots. Production Designer Ida Random tells SET DECOR about her collaboration with Set Decorator Alice Baker SDSA [12 YEARS A SLAVE] in the making of this updated version of an African-American’s epic journey to his ROOTS…
2 BROKE GIRLS - Creator Michael Patrick King wisely chose Production Designer Glenda Rovello and Set Decorator Amy Feldman SDSA to help bring his SEX IN THE CITY quirkiness and ingenuity to the sitcom world with the delightful, inventive, yet realistic sets. SET DECOR checked in with each them for an insider view of the hit show.