When inquiring about a movie, our first questions are generally, "Who's in it?" and "What's it about?" But the "who's" and the "what's" of any story do little to describe another critical aspect of the narrative: Where does it take place? In any story, the setting serves as an additional character. Driving the action and establishing the tone, the impact of "where" a story happens is immeasurable.

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Set Design as Narrative Art

Rick Carter

Production Designer

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art