Production Design Studio

The World is not Enough

Our world is the product of millennia of visionary designs and inventions by imaginative thinkers. Filmmakers envision possibilities beyond the limits of current reality and lead us on journeys to outer space or deep into the obscure corners of the mind. But how are these worlds conceived, designed and created? In the Production Design Studio, World-Building experts will explain how writers, filmmakers, designers, artist and producers can create unique worlds as the settings for their stories. Advances in technological possibilities and creative and collaborative methods have allowed makers to redefine what is possible for narrative media and storytelling. Embracing interdisciplinary and non-linear approaches, participants will use new inception and development processes to understand how to prototype and manufacture the imagination to approach the future of storytelling. At the core of the studio sessions, Talents will reexamine the creative process itself, to discover and develop new ways of seeing, thinking, iterating and collaborating.

Brandon Cahoon at the Production Design Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
Brandon Cahoon at the Production Design Studio. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 1 / 13
The workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016
The workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 2 / 13
Juan DiazB at the workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016
Juan DiazB at the workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © David Ausserhofer, Berlinale 2016 3 / 13
The workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016
The workshop Redesigning the Narrative: World Building the Refugee Camp. © Chiara Ferrau, Berlinale 2016 4 / 13
Group photo of the 2015 Production Design Studio and their mentor Alex McDowell
Group photo of the 2015 Production Design Studio and their mentor Alex McDowell 5 / 13
Ken Adam during his meeting with the Production Design Studio participants at the Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehn
Ken Adam during his meeting with the Production Design Studio participants at the Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehn 6 / 13
Alex McDowell and Talent Juan Diego Villegas at the workshop Beyond the Boundaries: Worlds Yet Untold
Alex McDowell and Talent Juan Diego Villegas at the workshop Beyond the Boundaries: Worlds Yet Untold 7 / 13
A creative seance at the workshop Beyond the Boundaries: Worlds Yet Untold
A creative seance at the workshop Beyond the Boundaries: Worlds Yet Untold 8 / 13
At the 2014 panel Shaping New Worlds with Ed Cookson, Tawny Schlieski, Patrick Hanenberger and Juan DiazB
At the 2014 panel Shaping New Worlds with Ed Cookson, Tawny Schlieski, Patrick Hanenberger and Juan DiazB 9 / 13
Tawny Schlieski and Patrick Hanenberger at the panel 5D The Science of Fiction: Shaping New Worlds. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014
Tawny Schlieski and Patrick Hanenberger at the panel 5D The Science of Fiction: Shaping New Worlds. © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2014 10 / 13
Production Design Studio coordinator Juan DiazB
Production Design Studio coordinator Juan DiazB 11 / 13
Production designer Alex McDowell at the 2014 workshop Building New Worlds
Production designer Alex McDowell at the 2014 workshop Building New Worlds 12 / 13
Production designer Adam Stockhausen at the 2014 panel The Land of Things and Spaces
Production designer Adam Stockhausen at the 2014 panel The Land of Things and Spaces 13 / 13