"Into the Woods" production designer Dennis Gassner doesn't have much experience with musicals, but he has plenty of experience with woods. When he was 16, he worked as an Oregon lumberjack.
"I grew up in the woods, and so I got to kind of become young again [on this film]," he said. "And whenever you can capture your youth, it's quite divine."
In the years since he traded the woods for Hollywood, Gassner has earned an Oscar for 1991's "Bugsy" and nominations for 1991's "Barton Fink," 2003's "Road to Perdition" and 2008's "The Golden Compass."
His most recent Oscar contender, based on Stephen...