Go Creative Show
Go Creative Show
Feb 9, 2021
The Queen’s Gambit Production Design (with Uli Hanisch) GCS258
Play • 55 min

THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT production designer Uli Hanisch shares how he designed the show by recreating the 1960's with meticulously-constructed and stunningly-beautiful sets, wardrobe, props and more. 

Uli and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the fundamentals for prepping as a production designer, how Uli made chess visually interesting, creating the most iconic sets of the series, the important role of color, and more!

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What you will learn in this episode
  • Why 1960s design is so influential (00:54)
  • Basics of prepping for production design (03:23)
  • Critical role of a production designer (11:03)
  • Being tasked with making chess visually interesting (19:07)
  • Designing Alma Wheatley's home (24:54)
  • How Beth transforms Alma's house (35:45)
  • Designing unique looks for each hotel (39:22)
  • Uli's favorite set he designed (44:28)
  • How color plays an important role in production design (46:17)
  • And more!

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