Syd Mead, the art director of Blade Runner, gave a master class in the Tramuntana room on the work and importance of the art director in a movie with a futuristic subject matter.
In 1982 he worked closes with Ridley Scott to obtain that effect of a dark, decadent future that is so well reflected in the film. Today he showed us some of the original designs for the spaces, building, vehicles, atmosphere... as well as unknown sketches that were never shot and parts of the storyboard.
The art director also revealed that to film Blade Runner they had a fairly limited budget, and so many of the sets were continuously reused.
After the talk, Visual Futurist was screened, a documentary on the life of Mead himself directed by Joaquin Montalvan.