We have added three new films from the John DeCuir collection to the website. These films were worked on by production designers Harry Johnson and Dorothea Redmond. Asbury University has art and set pieces from the designers and their films and is working to organize them and place them on this website for educational purposes.

Pillars of Design

Throughout his career, John DeCuir wondered why there were no schools for the art of production design. “Where’s the book?” he asked. DeCuir’s son took up the torch and created The 5 Pillars of Design to teach the next generation of designers the process of creating the narrative environment. 

Who is John DeCuir?

John DeCuir was a production designer known for his concept art and set designs. In his career, DeCuir was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won three. Nicknamed Hollywood’s DaVinci, DeCuir set the industry standard with his designs.