Technical Drawing for Film & Television

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Technical Drawing for Film & Television

Date: (awaiting dates)

Duration: 3 weeks (Monday to Friday)
Times: 10am - approx. 7pm
Max. 9 participants
Fee: £2,250  10% Early Bird discount available for limited period.

This intensive 3-week programme with David McHenry (GAME OF THRONES, BLACK SAILS, ATLANTIS) covers all aspects of traditional hand drafting for film and television.

There will be a maximum of nine participants, and the primary aim of the course will be to develop each student’s abilities and build confidence in precisely those areas where they are needed. An organic process of learning without a rigid timetable will allow each participant to work entirely at his or her own pace. Under the tutor's guidance, each participant will receive the one-to-one assistance they need to make the most of their time with us. 

Course Outline

The starting point for each participant will be a designer’s rough sketch, from which a set of working drawings will be created. Essential drafting techniques and basic geometry will be practiced as required, with specific areas to be addressed as follows:

  • Plans, sections, elevations and larger scale details.
  • The construction of arches in various forms, staircases (and spirals), windows and doors.
  • The use of lenses and screen aspect ratios.
  • Methods of creating lens projections.

Extensive reference documents will be provided throughout the course, as will all equipment and materials.

Tutor profile: David McHenry, Production Designer / Art Director

David McHenry has over 35 years experience in film and television design. He is presently working on OUTLANDER. Recent work includes BLACK SAILS, Peter Kosminsky's THE STATE and GAME OF THRONES. His work in feature films as production designer include LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND, JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL and as set designer on DREDD and RUSH. Extensive TV design credits include INSPECTOR MORSE. 

His book Technical Hand Drafting for Film and Television is published by Focal Press and will be available in the USA on 16th February and in the U.K. on 30th March this year.