Introduction to Technical Hand Drafting

New for 2021!

Introduction to Technical Hand Drafting

Mon, 6 Dec 2021 to Thu, 16 Dec 2021

Duration: 11 days (incl. 1 day off)
Times: 10am - 6pm
 Max. 9 participants
Fee: £1,800 Fee includes all equipment

This intensive introductory programme covers all the basic techniques and elements required to present construction drawings by hand. Participants will learn from experienced Production Designer/Art Director David McHenry, whose credits are expansive and include GAME OF THRONES, OUTLANDER, Neil Gaiman's THE SANDMAN, and Ridley Scott's upcoming Napoleon Bonaparte epic. 

Suitable for practitioners and students working in and studying Film and Television Design, this course will develop each person’s abilities and build confidence in precisely those areas where they are needed. 
Under David's expert guidance, each participant will receive the one-to-one assistance they need to make the most of their time at LFS.
Given a designer's rough plan and reference,  participants will be taken through the process of analysing and rationalising:
  • The sketch into a scale plan, elevations and sections.
  • A chosen feature of the set design, which will then be detailed in a larger scale.
  • A white card presentation model, which will be made using the finished drawings on the last two days of the course.

The techniques and craft skills learned will be industry standard and easily transferable to drafting on a computer. All equipment will be supplied by LFS and each participant will receive a copy of David McHenry's book.

Tutor profile: David McHenry, Production Designer / Art Director

David McHenry has over 35 years' experience in film and television as a production designer, art director and draughtsman. His TV credits are extensive and include Neil Gaiman's THE SANDMAN, OUTLANDER, BLACK SAILS, Peter Kosminsky's THE STATE, INSPECTOR MORSE and GAME OF THRONES. His work in feature films includes LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND, JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL, JOHN WICK 3, DREDD, RUSH and Ridley Scott's upcoming Napoleon Bonaparte epic. 

Drawing the Line, Technical Hand Drafting for Film  and Television
David McHenry has compiled his knowledge into an essential resource for aspiring professionals studying and working in film and TV design. The book covers all aspects of scenic drafting by hand – a technique still used because of its unparalleled emotive and aesthetic qualities. Order your copy on Amazon!