EP. 143 Behind the Design: The Art of Storytelling Pt. 1

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One of the things I enjoy most about this time of year and the holidays is the amount of time I have without feeling guilty that I’m not working. Time to spend with family and friends, tinker a bit in the studio and engage in the guilty pleasure of binge watching a lengthy list of TV shows and movies. You might feel the same, and while it is rare for me to binge watch, the holidays are the perfect time to do it. You are probably wondering why I’m telling you this. Well, it’s because after so many years working with set decorators, I can’t watch anything anymore without wondering who decorated the set? Which prop house did they get THAT sofa from or how would that lamp look in my living room. With that said, I thought this would be a great time to share a conversation from the WestEdge Design Fair this past November featuring set decorators and SDSA members Jason Howard, Jan Pascale, and Ann Shea, Ken Sharp VP of Modern Props, and Beverly Hadley Director of the Art Department at Universal Studios. The conversation was directed by Emmy Magazine’s Juan Morales. This part one of Behind The Design, The Art of Storytelling: a Set Decorator’s collaboration. If you enjoy Convo By Design, and I hope you do, please, go to iTunes and off to the left, click subscribe. We would also appreciate it if you clicked on “ratings and reviews” and left a positive review for the show. It helps us rise in the rankings and get more exposure. It is greatly appreciated.



Beth Wooke is an accomplished set decorator with credits on numerous projects that include; This Is Us, Splitting Up Together and The Thundermans. Beth is also an avid traveler, growing up in a military family helped seed that desire. Hear Beth explain how travel and cultural experience influences her design choices on set. Beth is one of the many remarkably talented professionals that make up the Set Decorators Society of America. Recording took place at the WestEdge Design Fair in the California Beach Follies tent designed by Kelley Jackson Interior Design and built by the Warner Bros Prop Department.

Music provided by Electric Sol
Artist: Electric Sol
Song: Your Love Makes Me High