Film & TV

Celebrating the craft of filmmaking and creativity on screen

My breakthrough moment: Annie Atkins

Annie Atkins tells us about the props that started off her illustrious career as a graphic designer for film; those delicious ‘millennial pink’ Mendls boxes that enjoy a lot of screen time in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel

Designing for The Favourite

The Favourite is hotly-tipped for major awards success. Design fans have an additional reason to love the film – its distinctive typographic ‘chapter openers’. We spoke to their designer Vasilis Marmatakis

So you want to be a… music supervisor

Being a music supervisor involves much more than finding the perfect track. We spoke to Catherine Grieves – music supervisor on Killing Eve – about the demands of the job and her route into film and TV

So you want to be a… prosthetic make-up artist

Valter Casotto tells CR about doing make-up for weird and wonderful creatures in everything from Game of Thrones to The Hobbit, the value of getting work experience early on, and making sure you leave your artistic ego at the door when you start a new job

So you want to be a… scriptwriter

Michael Lesslie, Lead Writer and Executive Producer of The Little Drummer Girl, explains what it’s really like to create scripts for the stage and screen – and offers some tips for aspiring writers

So you want to be a… prop designer

Like most jobs in the film industry, being a prop designer is exhausting and exhilarating in equal measure. Having worked on everything from The Bill to Blade Runner 2049, Lydia Fry shares her tips on how to break into the wonderful world of props

So you want to be a… director

The director behind Janelle Monae’s striking PYNK video, Emma Westenberg, discusses the importance of always making, how unpaid work can be a good opportunity, and why no-one should hold themselves to a timeline of achievement

2018 in Review: Designing the Love Island Villa

This year, ITV2’s flagship show Love Island succeeded in winning the hearts and minds of even the most avid reality TV haters among us. We speak to the show’s Production Designer Mat Weekes and Executive Producer Andy Cadman about bringing the villa to life

How I work: Colourist Jean-Clément Soret

Colourist Jean-Clemént Soret has worked his magic on everything from Black Mirror and 28 Days Later, to the John Lewis Christmas ads. Here he explains why working with colour is like “tuning an instrument”

How We Work: Puppeteers Jonny & Will

Over the last two decades, the duo has crafted everything from flying t-shirts for Ikea to a talking penis for a Home Office campaign about consent. We speak to them about why they work best as a double act, and the enduring appeal of crafts like puppet-making