To use graphic design as a narrative communication tool in the cinematic field is the focus of this training led by Erica Dorn. The graphic designer will be accompanied by the graphic art center La Métairie Bruyère.
By the end of the training, participants will have assimilated:
Erica Dorn has collaborated with Wes Anderson since his animated film «Isle of Dogs» for «The French Dispatch», «Asteroid City» etc.), meticulously designing all the graphic and typographic elements of his films: signs, patterns, custom fonts, set decorations, vending machines, and more, relying on spectacular historical research.
This workshop explores the various ways in which graphic design is used to support narration in the context of filmmaking, with a focus on designing set elements and graphic props.
What does the content of a character’s catch-all tray tell us about them?
What does the facade of a building, with its layered signage accumulated over the years, reveal about what’s happening inside?
Using examples from existing films, participants will begin by understanding how graphic design, both obvious and subtle, can be used to support the director’s or set decorator’s intentions and shape the audience’s understanding and experience of the story.
Erica Dorn is a London-based graphic designer who has worked in film and television for over 8 years, with experience designing brands and visual identities.
Erica Dorn has worked with Wes Anderson since his animated film "Isle of Dogs" ("The French Dispatch", "Asteroid City", etc.) and meticulously designs all the graphic and typographic elements of his films: signs, patterns, custom fonts , sets, vending machines, and more, drawing on spectacular historical research.