Creating the Physical Look of David Fincher's 'Mank'
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It's no surprise that David Fincher's Mank was nominated for the Best Production Design. Production designer Donald Graham Burt is a veteran Fincher collaborator and he has a perfectionist streak equal to the director. Along with set decorator Jan Pascale, Burt tells us how he helped craft a period-specific look for the celebrated film.

From the daunting task of recreating Hearst Castle interiors to the iPhone filter they used to audition every possible prop; you'll get a sense of designing the look of a film on this scale, as well as applicable tips to any production at any size.

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