Raevn Brasch: Master of All Things Design
Raevn never imagined she’d work in the film industry when growing up on a farm in Australia. She moved to Canada for a road trip adventure over twenty years ago, and never left. It was connection and curiosity that led her onto film sets. More than two decades later, Raevn has worked in nearly every role in the art department on film and television sets.
But production design is where her talent really shines. She’s created the props for the APTN sketch comedy show Caution: May Contain Nuts, and recently she was the production designer the APTN show Tribal, and the holiday featurefilm Christmas Coronation.
In this episode:
We hear about Raevn’s not-so-glamorous first job in the film industry, the highs and lows of the production process, and the difficulty of maintaining a work-life balance. Next, we hear about the importance of good leadership skill, what being a production designer entails, and the invisibility of good graphic design. After that, Raevn talks about her experience on the APTN sketch comedy Caution: May Contain Nuts, her advice for graphic designers, and what working in the prop department entails. Then, Raevn talks about her time in the prop department on Wynonna Earp, the secret to a good chair smash, and her advice for script writers. Afterwards, Raevn explains the importance of the art department and gives her advice for prospective production designers. Finally, we hear Raevn’s three tips for starting out in the industry.
Executive Producers: Elise Graham, Ava Karvonen, Samantha Quantz, Theresa Wynnyk; Senior Producer: Sheena Rossiter; Associate Producer: Shayna Giles; Host: Sheena Rossiter; Audio Technician: Sheena Rossiter; Social Media Coordinator: Shayna Giles; Original Storylines theme composed by Aaron Macri and Laura Raboud. Produced with support from Alberta’s Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. Special thanks to FAVA for it’s support in this production.
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Legal Cut Pro is a RedFrame Law production. RedFrame Law, based in Edmonton, is Gregory Pang’s law practice that focuses on entertainment law. Gregory has been practising law for over 10 years and previously worked in the film industry in several non-lawyer roles.