Our guest today is Seth Reed, the Emmy nominated production design for the National Geographic miniseries The Long Road Home. Seth and I discuss the challenges and benefits of shooting at Fort Hood in Texas and how he created the biggest standing set in North America.
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Spotlight: Seth Reed
Seth Reed is an Emmy Nominated production designer known for his work on hit shows like Supergirl, The Expanse, Salem, Cosmo’s with Neil deGrasse Tyson, and his latest project, the National Geographic miniseries The Long Road Home. This eight-episode drama depicts the heroic fight for survival when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ambushed in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known as “Black Sunday”. For The Long Road Home, Seth turned Fort Hood Texas into Baghdad and created the largest standing set in North America.
- What does a production design do
- Seth’s work on The Long Road Home
- Creating Bagdad in Texas
- Building the largest standing set in North America
- The challenges and benefits of shooting at Fort Hood
- The responsibility of designing The Long Road Home
- Working with real soldiers from “Black Sunday”
- The difference between Art Direction and Productinon Design
- Working with Neil deGrasse Tyson on Cosmos
- The relationship between director, cinematographer and production designer
- and much much more!
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