Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath
Buckinghamshire, SL0 0NH
Terry Ackland-Snow was born in December 1943 and began his career in the Film and Television industry in the Art Department at Danziga Studios in Elstree at the age of 18.
His first job was working as a Junior Draughtsman on ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ with Norman G. Arnold, closely followed by the TV series, ‘Richard the Lionheart.’ The first major feature film he worked on was 'In the Cool of the Day' in 1962, designed by Sir Ken Adam.
From then on he worked his way from junior positions, up to Art Director, Supervising Art Director and finally Production Designer before deciding to set up Film Design International to give something back to the industry he is passionate about.
Terry has travelled and worked worldwide. He has been in the Film and Television Industry for more than 40 years working with some of the best Art Department Technicians in the world. Having worked on over 80 feature film and television productions, he has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience all of which he applies to his Art Direction training courses.
Terry has worked with me on a number of 1st feature films and was a constant benefit to our work both technically and artistically. I relied on his organising ability at all times.
Peter Murton, Production Designer, Superman II & III
FDI students on a tour of the Harry Potter Experience Film making magic, with the best guide - inside knowledge... https://t.co/Q62CdALFUJ8th October 2016, 7:53pm
Putting the exercises into practice...fantastic modelling by FDI student James Cura - Portfolio Building, now onto… https://t.co/NKFseH4dnh8th October 2016, 4:35pm