Production Designer Gregory Van Horn visited Columbia on Tuesday! He gave a wonderful and insightful presentation about the Art Department for film and television.
Gregory received a degree in architecture from Princeton, and fell into set design in Los Angeles. His first job was on a Jean Claude Van Damme film “Double Impact”. He then worked as an Art Director on a David Lynch series called “On The Air”. Other credits include “Frost/Nixon”, “Private Practice”, Lucky Louie, Wild Hogs, and “Jersey Girl”.
Currently he is in Chicago working as a Production Design on the freshman series “Chicago PD”.
Gregory spoke about breaking down scenes, and how important it is for students in the art department to know about rendering, and to know Illustrator, Photoshop, and he also suggested AutoCad and the free program called Sketch Up.