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Scenic Arts Supervisor

Manage activities of artists who paint layouts of scenery and backdrops.

What does a Scenic Arts Supervisor do?

Creates layouts of scenery and backdrops for motion picture and television sets according to instructions, and supervises and coordinates activities of artists who paint them: Confers with ART DIRECTOR 142.061-062 regarding details of background against which action is to be photographed. Directs preparation of sketches and designs or assigns work based on illustrations received from ART DIRECTOR. Computes amount of surface to be covered by specific color scheme in proportion to its application in scene. Requisitions paint and materials. Estimates costs of paints and other materials, using price lists and records of previous productions, to prepare budget. Estimates number of workers and time required to complete project. May prepare sketches or work drawings, including coloring details of scenery.