Instructor: Glendon McKinney
(Film Co-op Members are required to take this workshop before they direct/produce their own projects through the Film Co-op)
The Production Designer conceives and creates the overall look, mood and style of the film, working in close conjunction with the Director and the DOP. This can mean adapting existing locations to ones purpose, or creating new ones from scratch. This workshop will look at the idea behind production design – its purpose in shaping a narrative – and the stages of practical preparation and production on a film, dealing with restrictions of money, time and resources.
Glendon McKinney studied film at York University.but delved into many other disciplines : he practiced Decorative Painting for many years in Toronto, created a zine, ‘King of the Fairies’, as well as studying history, design, film and innumerable other topics. In 2000, he returned to his home province, New Brunswick, and his first love, film. Glendon’s film “They Only Come Out at Night” won the Best Short Drama award at the 2005 Silver Wave Film Festival. As well as writing and producing his own works, Glendon has worked as Production Designer and Costume Designer on numerous independent productions including Tim McDonoughs’ “The Strings Attached” and Jon Collicotts’ WWII story, “A Song for the Homefront”, for which he received the award for Best Achievement in Art Direction at the 2007 Silver Wave Film Festival. Glendon’s short film “we two boys together clinging” was commissioned and streamed online by the Struts Gallery in Sackville, NB. He was one of the filmmakers chosen for the 2009 Cultural Capitols project with his film “The Apostles of Beauty” depicting the impact on 1882 Fredericton of Oscar Wilde, and his subsequent and influential meeting with writer Charles G. D. Roberts. Glendon won “Best Comedy” and “Best Achievement in Art Direction” for his film “Curtain Call” at the 2013 Silver Wave Film Fest. He taught film aesthetics and production at DaVinci College for ten years, and is currently developing two projects around the Lunar Rogue.