ADG Perspective

May-June 2016

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4 P E R S P E C T I V E | M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 6 contributors RUSSELL BARNES began in New Zealand where he owned a prop fabrication business. His clients included BMG records, Warner music and Playstation. He designed several commercials and music videos there, and then relocated to New York City to continue in film, working as an Art Director on Howl and All Good Things. He designed his first feature film, The Best and the Brightest, and two 3-D projects, The Mortician and Hellbenders. He then designed We Are What We Are with director Jim Mickle, a dark thriller based in upstate New York, which premiered in 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival. He designed Dying of the Light in Romania and Australia, and reunited with Mr. Mickle on Cold in July, a Western thriller, and the AMC/Sundance series Hap and Leonard. He has worked in various US states and around the world including New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Cambodia and India. He currently resides in New York City, spending his downtime in the Catskills. MICHAEL CORENBLITH always imagined a career in architecture, and while studying at the University of Texas, made a short film as a way to explore a spatial question. Smitten by the filmmaking process, he reimagined his architectural ambitions, and graduated with a degree in film. A lecture by Production Designer Richard Sylbert led Mr. Corenblith to understand the ways that design can work as metaphor and reach beyond the surface of the screenplay. After working in public television in Austin, he moved to Los Angeles with the intention of becoming a lighting designer for television, but soon graduated to Set Designer work in the Universal drafting room. He earned an Emmy ® in 1983, and later, received Oscar ® nominations for Apollo 13 and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, winning the BAFTA Award for the former. He also has ADG nominations for his work on The Grinch, Frost/Nixon, Saving Mr. Banks and HBO's Game Change. errata RICHARD BLANKENSHIP In the last issue of PERSPECTIVE, a list of the Art Department crew for the PBS television series Mercy Street (Stephen Marsh, Production Designer) inadvertently left off the name of Art Director Richard Blankenship. Please accept our apology. PERSPECTIVE is eager to be as complete and accurate as possible, and is happy to correct this omission.

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