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Gemma Jackson, production designer for Disney’s live action Aladdin, joins Go Creative Show host and commercial director Ben Consoli to discuss the film. As the award winning production designer of Game of Thrones
, Finding Neverland
, Bridget Jones Diary
and more, Gemma shares her experience working with director Guy Ritchie to create Aladdin’s stunning look.
Gemma shares how she adapted the classic cartoon into live action, creating the city of Agrabah, her relationship with choreographers and cinematographers, her brilliant use of the iconic blue color for Will Smith’s Genie and much more.
What you will learn in this episode:
- Production Design process for ALADDIN
- Transforming the animated film into reality
- Designing the whole City of Agrabah
- Designing Sultan’s Palace
- Designing Aladdin’s Tower
- Gemma’s partnership with ALADDIN’S choreographer
- Gemma’s relationship with director Guy Ritchie
- Her use of color in ALADDIN
- Juxtaposition between the city and the desert
- Is authenticity important on ALADDIN?
- And more!
You can also download the MP3 audio file here
About The Go Creative Show
The Go Creative Show has become one of the most listened-to podcasts of its kind. It continues to grow filled with shared experiences and gear talk, as it informs, entertains, and inspires its audience. Shows have included interesting guests like Jeff Cronenweth
(Director of Photography : Gone Girl, Social Network, Fight Club), Stefan Czapsky
(Director of Photography : Max, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood), Michael Slovis
(Director of Photography: Breaking Bad, CSI), Igor Martinovic
(Director of Photography: House of Cards), Tim Webber
(Visual Effects Supervisor: Gravity, Avatar), David Burr
(DP Second Unit: Mad Max: Fury Road), David Franco
(Director of Photography: Boardwalk Empire), Tim Ives
(Director of Photography: Stranger Things), Salvatore Totino
(Director of Photography: Everest), Zach Zamboni
(Cinematographer: Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown).
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