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Designing Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Barbara Ling, production designer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, discusses how she was able to turn back time and recreate 1960’s Hollywood. Barbara and Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli discuss how Quentin Tarantino kept the film’s script a secret, how she restored Hollywood to the 1960’s, not using green screen, sourcing vintage props from eBay, filming the real Playboy Mansion, the challenges of filming on Hollywood Boulevard, and much more.

Barbara Ling, production designer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, discusses how she was able to turn back time and recreate 1960’s Hollywood.

Barbara and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how Quentin Tarantino kept the film’s script a secret, how she restored Hollywood to the 1960’s, not using green screen, sourcing vintage props from eBay, filming the real Playboy Mansion, the challenges of filming on Hollywood Boulevard, and much more.

Join them as they discuss:

  • How Barbara got involved in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • How Quentin Tarantino kept the film’s script a secret
  • Recreating Hollywood in the 1960s
  • The lengthy process of shutting down parts of Hollywood Boulevard
  • Why Quentin Tarantino did not want to use green screen or background plates for sets
  • How they managed to block off highways to film
  • Why it was so challenging to recreate a 1960s Taco Bell
  • Why eBay was an amazing resource for creating the film
  • Creating the Nazi Germany sets
  • Barbara’s most challenging set in the film
  • Barbara’s process creating sets that represent the characters
  • Filming the real Playboy Mansion
  • How to become a production designer
  • What Barbara brings with her on every project

And more!

You can also download the MP3 file here.

About The Go Creative Show
The Go Creative Show has become one of the most listened-to podcasts of its kind. It continues to grow filled with shared experiences and gear talk, as it informs, entertains, and inspires its audience. Shows have included interesting guests like Jeff Cronenweth (Director of Photography : Gone Girl, Social Network, Fight Club), Stefan Czapsky (Director of Photography : Max, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood), Michael Slovis (Director of Photography: Breaking Bad, CSI), Igor Martinovic (Director of Photography: House of Cards), Tim Webber (Visual Effects Supervisor: Gravity, Avatar), David Burr (DP Second Unit: Mad Max: Fury Road), David Franco (Director of Photography: Boardwalk Empire), Tim Ives (Director of Photography: Stranger Things), Salvatore Totino (Director of Photography: Everest), Zach Zamboni (Cinematographer: Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown).

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