Go behind the scenes of a film and TV set
The chance to see the detailed work that goes into creating sets for film and TV is being offered by the production design degree course at The Northern School of Art.
Students and staff from the School’s BA (Hons) degree in Production Design for Stage and Screen are unveiling their latest set creation to the public at a special open event from 5pm – 8pm on Wednesday 4 March.
This will be the first public showing of the intricate film and TV set design that recreates a 19th century Chinese apothecary.
Designed and made by the School’s second year production design degree students, the set also includes a wide range of props, including jars and pots that appear to contain ingredients for mysterious potions and medicines, to create a highly authentic scene.
The set has been created so it meets screen industry body BAFTA’s albert sustainable production framework.
Throughout the process the team has used items that have been upcycled, can be recycled or are biodegradable.
Production Design lecturer Norman Austick said that the apothecary project follows the success of the department’s replica train set design which received much acclaim last year.
“The detail that the students have created is incredible. We regularly have visitors and speakers from the screen industry in the department and they have all been very impressed. It is made to a highly professional standard and could be used for a production if required.
“We’re delighted to be offering the opportunity to the public to come and view the apothecary at close-hand and see for themselves the detail that goes into the sets that feature in film and TV productions.”
A display of sketchbooks full of students’ designs and a range of models and props created as part of their course will also be on display.
The Level 5 Production Design for Stage and Screen’s Opening of the 19th Century Chinese Apothecary film and TV set takes place on Wednesday March 4, 5pm – 8pm. The event is in Room 201 at The Northern School of Art’s degree and master’s level campus at 1 Church Street, Hartlepool TS24 7DR. Entry is free.
Places are still available for September entry onto The Northern School of Art’s BA (Hons) Production Design for Stage and Screen degree. Details of the course are available here