REPRESENTING   - JOHN DECUIR, JR.

2529 Foothill Boulevard Suite 210 LaCrescenta, CA 91214 -  phone 323-665-7159 - Fax 323-337-8208                      

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On The Drawing Board for 2001
 GALLERY OF FILM DESIGN

The live action film designer focuses on creating story driven, time based images. These images,  sketches and paintings created as design tools in the production of live action cinema are limited and  rare. They have been produced for little more than one hundred  years and their identification and preservation are the subject matter  of  this site. Our efforts focus on the discovery, restoration, preservation  and exhibition of these "LOST TREASURES" .  A spin off benefit of this will be the film design lessons learned. These  will become the subject matter of a series of design workshops conducted by the GALLERY OF FILM DESIGN. 

 We welcome your thoughts and comments. 

 

SEMINARS AND EXHIBITIONS

 

set design as it was

THE history of the FILM production rendering

 

THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTeiN - THE FIREPLACE - 1935 - by John DeCuir

  Detailing the roots and purpose of the production rendering in the films of the 30's, 40's & 50's and their impact on films now considered classics .

 

overlooking liberty

Matte Shot Sequence from Hitchcock's SABOTEUR by John DeCuir

 film composites before the computer

  Detailing the designer's role in the early optical composite process - "bringing visual world's together" with or without the computer. 

 

THE DESIGN TRIANGLE

HOW DESIGN FLOWS FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN THROUGH THREE DISCIPLINES

 The Director, Cinematographer & Production Designer in film.

 

 

research in film design

The history of architecture & furniture in film

 A historical overview of how the history and disciplines of architecture and interior design have impacted film design. 

 

 

the film builder

THE history of the motion picture set builder

  Detailing construction documents, materials and methods in the film set construction industry. 

 

 

PRESERVATION PROGRAMS

 

ART IN MOTION  is an Invitation to partner in the discovery, restoration and exhibition of film art (circa 1900 - 2000), and the memory of film artists of merit and distinction.

Click on the following Icons for a better view of the challenges we face in this restoration effort.

Phase one is the Saving Cleopatra project where you can adopt a film illustration.

  The Love Garden - From THE KING & I

 

  Some Enchanted Evening - From SOUTH PACIFIC

 

The Battle of Actium - CLEOPATRA 

 

LOST TREASURE SPONSORSHIPS - By becoming partner you will become eligible to sponsor the restoration of a Lost Treasure under the direction of image preserving scientists. To date we have collected over two hundred 8X10 transparencies of beautiful film renderings and the search goes on.

Unfortunately these transparencies are suffering from color shifts and fading due to the ravages of time. Fortunately, we have discovered (through conversations with the Rochester Institute of Technology)  that there are restorative techniques available to us.

The plan would be to restore these transparencies and publish limited edition prints. Proceeds from the prints and resulting publications will be re-invested in restoration efforts. 

 

SAMPLES OF PRODUCTION ART

 

THE GATEKEEPER - GHOSTBUSTERS

 

TITANIC - RAISE THE TITANIC

 

 

FROM THUMBNAIL TO PRODUCTION RENDERING

SEMINAR PRODUCTION ART