Academy Award winning set decorator Zsuzsanna Sípos visited MOME I Interview
For her outstanding achievements in Dune, Zsuzsanna Sípos has won the Academy and the BAFTA Award of the category together with production designer Patrice Vermette, and is also credited with such films as Blade Runner 2049 and Gemini Man. The young set director was invited by the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and interviewed by screenwriter and head of the MOME Open screenwriter course Norbert Köbli about her career, set design work, behind-the-scenes secrets and the Academy Awards ceremony.
Zsuzsanna Sipos talked about the most important qualities of a successful set decorator, how to get into the business, and the criteria for selecting professionals for a specific visual. Items made by a former MOME glass design student were also used for Blade Runner.
During the meet-and-greet, we were given a rare glimpse behind the closed doors of the shooting of the 2021 film and learn how long and how the special tent was made that only makes a short appearance in the movie, what does a Fremen dialect coach do, and to always present the best design as the third option to the production designer.