REPRESENTING - JOHN DECUIR, JR.
2529 Foothill Boulevard – Suite 210 – LaCrescenta, CA 91214 - phone 323-665-7159 - Fax 323-337-8208
On The Drawing Board for
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 .
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.
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