SETDECOR, the magazine of the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA), continues to offer compelling content when it comes to the set decoration and production design for various movies and television shows.
The latest “edition” takes a look at the Marvel Studios/Disney+ series, WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, and it features a great interview with Set Decorator Kathy Orlando SDSA and Production Designer Mark Worthington. (You may remember that Below the Line spoke to Worthington last month.)
The series is particularly compelling due to the first few episodes recreating classic sitcoms of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. The art direction and set decoration were crucial in creating that illusion, as Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff was using her memories of watching television as a young girl to create a world around her growing family that made her feel more comfortable.
“We had all of the scripts at the very beginning, which was very helpful. We shot it as block shooting, with one Director the whole time as if it were a feature, and with the same DP. That was extremely helpful, to have that through-line with the same people. We became very close,” Orlando says in the feature.
You can read the full interview/article and see more pictures from the show over at SETDECOR. All photos courtesy Marvel Studios and Disney.