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Production Design

Production design can mean the difference between a good film and a great film. The best design will tell you exactly who the character is, or when and or where the story is taking place in a single shot. In this two-evening workshop learn how the art department tells the story through set design, decoration and costume as they work to bring life into a film. For directors wanting to make their films look better, to visual artists wanting to break into the film industry, this workshop gives a comprehensive overview of art direction for short and feature filmmaking. Learn all about the role of the production designer in filmmaking.

The Introduction to Independent Filmmaking workshop is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.

Prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application. You will receive an email from LIFT with an invitation link to join the workshop one hour before the classbeginswhich will prompt you to open the application or web browser. Please ensure that you log in using a Zoom account with a profile name that appears as the same name registered for the class. If not, for security reasons, you may not be permitted to join. During the workshop, we advise that you keep your microphone on mute to minimize external noise and that you unmute when participating in class discussions. Please also arrive to the session on time for attendance and class participation. ONLINE workshops may be recorded for staff and facilitator assessment. Recorded material will not be made available to participants. Review all workshop policies before registering.

part 1: Mon 4 April 2022, 6 - 9 pm   
part 2: Wed 6 April 2022, 6 - 9 pm   
(Registration deadline is Mon 4 April 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Nazgol Goshtasbpour

Naz Goshtasbpour started working in the film industry in 2006, climbing her way to production designing notable features and television shows. Some of Naz’s credits include the feature Our House directed by Anthony Scott Burns, starring Thomas Mann and Nicola Peltz and The Steps directed by Andrew Currie, starring Jason Ritter, James Brolin, and Emmanuelle Chriqui. In 2016, Naz received a Directors Guild of Canada best production design nomination for her work on Group Home

In 2018 Naz Goshtasbpour production designed The CW television series titled In The Dark produced by Nicky Weinstock, Jackie Cohn, Ben Stiller, and created by Corinne Kingsbury. Naz’s work on In The Dark was featured on reputable publications such as The Chicago Tribune, and Forbes Magazine. In 2019 Naz completed the Glamorous pilot for The CW, directed by Eva Longoria and the Netflix film Work It directed by Laura Terruso. She recently finished designing the sixth season of Supergirl.


Category: Production
Maximum Capacity: 15
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$100 /member$125 /nonmember