A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.
Summer blockbusters are very expensive to make. They have things that have to be expensive, such as 600 effects shots or CG characters that have to go a certain way, or a film design that is different but expensive.
For me, I am still very happy to be able to do stage design as it’s an opportunity to express the extreme.
I brought a lot of my own pieces of clothes to the design room when I first met with the design team just so they could see what my style was like.
Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.