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Project Management & Budgeting for Successful Production Design with Jean-André Carrière

May 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


A Canada 150 Project

This workshop is now sold out for both days. Thank you to everyone who have signed up for this Production Design workshop!


In partnership with Film Training Manitoba, IATSE 856, and Siberia The Movie Productions Inc.

Location: Unit 1 – 1601 Church Ave.



About the workshop 

This workshop will focus on the three essential aspects of Production Design: The Big Picture, The Process, and Communications. Participants will explore the structure and organization of the Art Department with regards to the roles, relationships, process and communications involved in the production of a visual story. Defining a visual style for the look of a production will be explored in relation to technologies, budget, common vision and the photographic fundamentals involved in scenic design. Participants will explore common sense guidelines for successful production design.


Topics will include: 

  • Understanding and respecting the core vision
  • How to research successfully
  • Knowing your collaborators and partners (internal and external)
  • The importance of alternatives and secondary options
  • Selecting a crew based on needs and wants
  • Building, managing, and playing with your locked budget
  • Making a fluid and evolving schedule for all
  • Locations and the art of closing the deal
  • Relationships and communicating with other departments


About the Instructor

For the past thirty years, Jean-André has worked as Set Designer, Art Director, Commercial Designer, Production Designer and Director/Producer of short films and commercial media. Some of Jean-André’s TV and corporate commercial clients include: Bell, Canadian Tire, Pepsi, Coca Cola, Kellogs, and Panasonic.

He is the president of D-Vision Productions and has worked as an Art Director, Assistant Art Director, Production Designer, and Set Designer on films such as X-Men: Days of Future Past, Babel, Riddick, Brick Mansions, Enter the Void, and Siberia.


Film Training Manitoba Course Registration Policy

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to register and attend the course.
  • Participants must register in advance of the course. No drop-ins.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis – unless otherwise specified. Enrollment may be limited.
  • Registration for all courses, including weekend workshops, must be done between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays).
  • All registrations must be received and confirmed in-person or by telephone with an FTM staff member during office hours.
  • We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.



Course Registration

Registration can be done in one of two ways:

In Person – Our offices are located at 100 – 62 Albert Street, in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. We are open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.


By Phone – Registrations are accepted via the main line at 204-989-9669. *We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.


Breaks and refreshments

Course participants are responsible for their own lunch.


















Film Training Manitoba’s workshop training program is generously funded by the provincial government department of hnhnbs and the Economy.


May 23, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm