ARTICLE SUMMERY: “SO YOU WANNA DESIGN FOR THE MOVIES?” is a look at Annie Atkins and her career as a graphic designer for movie props.

Perrin Drumm’s article covers briefly her as a student studying to be a movie director and then Annie’s transitioning her interest in to graphic design for the movie industry.

The bulk of the article is about what it takes to be a graphic props master and what you need to pay attention to too contribute to the success of the film , things like

  • Just because the camera doesn’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there
  • Sometimes the props do the storytelling
  • Continuity is key

And there are five more lessons to this list.

This article shows the reach of graphic design into areas where least thought of and the influence good design has on the success of a movie and the enjoyment of the movie going public.

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