Production sets

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A production set is a place constructed to create the illusion of a real or imagined place. In filmmaking there are many reasons to build or use a set instead of travelling to a real location. Factors such as budget, time, the need to control the environment, or the fact that the place does not exist can be reasons to film on a set. Sets are normally constructed on a film studio backlot or sound stage, but any place that has been modified to give the feel of another place is a set.[1][2]


New York Street at the former Columbia Ranch Burbank California

Ancient Rome set at Cinecittà Studios.

"Coastal Command " a production set on a soundstage at Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, March 1942

RKO Studios Encino, "Bedford Falls" used in Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, 1946, small town layout.

Glasgow city centre dressed as Philadelphia for the Brad Pitt feature World War Z in 2011

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  1. ^ Sanders, James (2003). Celluloid skyline : New York and the movies. Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 0375710272. OCLC 465022326.
  2. ^ Reeves, Tony. (2006). The worldwide guide to movie locations. Titan. ISBN 1840239921. OCLC 974666758.