University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture alumnus Michael Bricker (M. Arch ’08) has been awarded an Emmy Award for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour) for his work on the Netflix original series "Russian Doll."
As a production designer, Bricker is tasked with creating the look and the visual concept behind what’s seen on screen. This includes set design, location selection, set decoration and props – essentially everything that surrounds the characters. For a show such as “Russian Doll,” in which the visual landscape holds real weight within the story, Bricker’s strategy helped establish design as an anchoring force for the show, filtering through to the costume design, cinematography and even character blocking.
We recently caught up with Bricker about his process and the inspiration behind the visual concept he created for the show, as well as how he has translated what he learned here in architecture school to the layered worlds he creates for the screen.
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