Production Design Department
Department overview by Jean-Vincent Puzos and Anne Seibel, Heads of the Production Design Department.
Next begins the working processes of analysis, design, making proposals, adaptation and organisation.
La Fémis is the School that can give each student the keys to unlocking each step of the learning cycle. It will teach students to resolve design problems and failing that give them the tools needed to find workarounds, cover-ups and distortions. So, if necessary, make problems simply disappear.
La Fémis will train students to develop their communication skills and work with others, first with their crew and then with the film’s stakeholders, from the producer to the director via the director of photography, the costume designers, the make-up artists and the special effects and visual effects teams.
They will use their head (brain, mouth, ears and eyes) at all times by developing the general, artistic and cinematographic culture surrounding the film, as well as their hands making drawings, models and images.
While improving their critical approach, the students will develop their individual research skills and how to break free from preconceived rules in the industry. It is always a good idea to know how things are made, but it’s also important to know how you can do things better or with a more personal touch."