Digital Scenic Fitch

Lost Horizon (1937): A Scenic Odyssey Through Shangri-la

In Frank Capra’s “Lost Horizon” (1937), a journey from the bustling streets of Baskul, China, to the mythical haven of Shangri-la unfolds. While the film carries a mix of delights and disappointments, the scenic design leaves an indelible mark on…

Reinventing Macbeth: Post-Apocalyptic Costume Design

In the dark and twisted world of a post-apocalyptic Macbeth, where new societies arise in the ruins of underground railways, the spotlight shifts to costume design. At the heart of this transformation are Hecate and her three witches, reimagined as…

The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World

I wrote a short (for academics) position paper on the French New Wave and Production Design for an online publication called The Cine-Files.  It was actually fun to get a little (maybe a lot) nerdy about the history of the production design…

Unearthing the Scenic Triumph in “Intolerance” (1916)

Director D.W. Griffith often remembered for his controversial film “Birth of a Nation” (1914), embarked on an ambitious project in 1916—”Intolerance.” This epic silent film, with art direction by Walter L. Hall, aimed to depict how hatred and intolerance have…

The Journey Towards Becoming an Oscar-Winning Art Director

Embarking on my career path has resembled a meandering journey, with twists and turns leading to unexpected destinations. My pursuit of the dream of becoming an Oscar-winning art director is a testament to this winding path. It’s a journey that…