The Production Designer

Learn about the Production Designer, his responsibility to the look of the film and her relationship with the director and cinematographer.

The Production Designer

Developed by Jason Tomaric, FilmSkills
The Production Designer is one of the critical members of a film production's creative inner circle.  Learn the Production Designer’s duties: breaking down a script, visualizing the look of the movie, working with the director and creating a convincing environment that not only supports the story, but adds another layer to the characters.
  • 21:14 video that walks you through the role of the production designer
  • Complete companion resource guide
  • The role of the Production Designer
  • How the Production Designer interprets the story in the designs
  • How the Production Designer interacts with the art department
  • How he determines the look and feel of the sets
Jason Tomaric

Jason Tomaric

Director, Cinematographer Los Angeles, California
Jason J. Tomaric is an Emmy, Telly, and CINE Award-winning director and cinematographer of four internationally-distributed feature films, dozens of national television commercials, music videos, and the largest film training content library in the world, published author of 8 books - used in many top universities, and creator of, an industry-changing learning management platform. 
Jason has worked in Los Angeles and around the world in over 20 countries. His clients include Disney, NBC/Universal, National Geographic, McDonald’s, Toyota, Scion, Microsoft, and Paul Mitchell, with narrative work screened at Sundance, Slamdance, and South by Southwest film festivals as well as on Netflix and on all broadcast networks.
Jason has taught and/or guest lectured at some of the nation's most prestigious film schools including UCLA, Columbia College, John Carroll University, Kent State University, San Francisco State, University of Notre Dame, and numerous film festivals.
Jason has written eight industry-defining books, all sold in bookstores, and used in film schools around the world. The American Society of Cinematographers hails Jason's books - "There are no wasted words in Tomaric's tome, which concisely summarizes each facet of the director's craft.  It's difficult to think of a step in the process that Tomaric fails to address." 
Jason’s DVD training series on Hollywood film production have trained filmmakers in over 40 countries, with distributors in Europe, Hong Kong, New York and Australia.
In 2010, Jason launched FilmSkills, which combines the world’s largest film training video library with his proprietary learning management system.  Adopted by 47 universities within the first year, FilmSkills is now the leading industry-standard training solution for motion picture and television production.
In 2015, Jason launched, an industry-changing learning management platform that bridges the gap between academia and industry.
Jeffrey H. Luther

Jeffrey H. Luther

Production Designer and Art Director, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Sarah Silverman Program," "Without Warning"
Jeffery Luther is a Los Angeles-based production designer and art director, whose credits include: "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Sarah Silverman Program," and "Without Warning."
Kevin Lewis

Kevin Lewis

Production Designer

Kevin Lewis is a Los Angeles-based Production Designer

Robert "Cass" McEntee

Robert "Cass" McEntee

Construction Coordinator, "24", "Mad Men", "Roswell", and "The Italian Job"

Robert "Cass" McEntee is a construction coordinator with such credits as Pair of Kings, Hawthorne, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Mad Men, Wizards of Waverly Place,  Leagally Blonde 2, The Italian Job, 24, Roswell and Felicity.