Film Term of the Week

Film Term of the Week: Set Decorator

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Set Decorator

1. A set decorator is in charge of the set dressing on a film set, which includes the furnishings, wallpaper, lighting fixtures, and many of the other objects that will be seen in the film. Props and set dressing often overlap, but are provided by different departments. Props are defined as items which are handled directly by actors, and discussions take place between set decorator and prop masters in order to check that everything is being covered.

The set decorator gives direction to buyers and to the leadman, who is in charge of theset dressers. The set decorator maintains a set dressing budget separate from the set budget or the prop budget and answers directly to view the work they have done.

Source: LdsfilmWikipedia


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