USC Cinematic Arts


Production Design  

The 2008 Comic Con brought together some of the biggest names in production design to talk about immersive design and bringing the 2D worlds of comic books to the 3D world of film.

For the second consecutive year, Comic-Con attendees had the opportunity to interact with a lineup of master production designers—the artists responsible for creating the looks of today's most celebrated sci-fi/fantasy films and television. Organized by the Art Directors Guild, IATSE Local 800, these production designers show clips, answer questions, and share their methods for creating imaginary worlds and convincing environments. Participating panelists (listed alphabetically) include Richard Hudolin (Battlestar Galactica, Caprica—BSG prequel), Alex McDowell (Watchmen, Corpse Bride), J. Michael Riva—(Iron Man, Spider-Man 3) Ed Verreaux (x-Men Last Stand, G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra) Moderating the panel is John Muto, designer of Terminator 2 3D, Species, and Home Alone.