WATCH: Oscar Winner Doug Chiang Talks ‘Star Wars’ Visual Design at FMX 2019

Legendary artist shares concept design insights, George Lucas’ impact on his evolution as a designer, working through production design challenges and how he handles different opinions from strong creative voices on a film. 

Among Oscar winner Doug Chiang’s numerous film credits, he was production designer on ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’ Image © 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

With FMX 2019 just finishing up May 3 in Stuttgart, Germany, we’re pleased to present our latest set of exclusive interviews with some of the talented speakers who presented over the packed four-day conference, a group of top industry professionals who converge on the event to lecture, teach and network. Watch and enjoy our insightful and entertaining AWN @ FMX 2019 Professional Spotlight video series featuring some of the biggest names in animation, visual effects, computer graphics and transmedia. Stay tuned as we add dozens of brand new interviews over the coming weeks.

Watch this year’s AWN @ FMX 2019 interviews on AWN’s YouTube Channel. You can also check out last year’s AWN – FMX 2018 interviews, our set from FMX 2017 as well as the complete collection of AWN – FMX Professional Spotlight videos. You can also check out AWN’s great FMX 2019 coverage on our FMX Conference Spotlight blog.

In this new interview, Oscar winner Doug Chiang, SVP, Vice President & Executive Creative Director at Lucasfilm, shares insights on his approach to concept design, the impact Star Wars creator George Lucas has had on his evolution as a designer, how his role as a production designer has expanded and evolved over time, where he finds design inspiration and how he handles different opinions from strong creative voices on a film.