55 minutes | Feb 9th 2021

The Queen’s Gambit Production Design (with Uli Hanisch) GCS258

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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