Recent News & Blog Posts

Happy Thanksgiving Week – 2015

Sat, 21 Nov 2015
It’s Thanksgiving time! Now just because it is Thanksgiving time doesn’t mean you should place a turkey on your head with a fedora and giant sunglasses, but I’m not saying you shouldn’t either. We will be out of the office … Continue reading

Revisiting the ‘In Praise of Chairs’ Video

Tue, 17 Nov 2015
I spoke with a class of students late last week and brought up this video to them. I love it. It’s hard to explain to the uninitiated of the weight a prop carries in many scenes. Even a subtle piece … Continue reading

L.A. Percussion Rentals Celebrates 10 Years, Updated Website

Sat, 07 Nov 2015
It is always wonderful to see good people be successful. Los Angeles Percussion Rentals is a perfect example. On November 3rd Dan and Abbey Savell celebrated 10 years of business in the ‘anything that can be hit and sound nice’ … Continue reading

Why Props Matter – Rishi Kaneria’s Insightful Video

Mon, 02 Nov 2015
It is always nice to see someone toting the significance of props. It’s even better when it’s well edited and brimming with information. Being a part of the directory for prop sources in Los Angeles (and around the globe) has … Continue reading

Where to Find Miniatures

Mon, 26 Oct 2015
Whether it is for a toy commercial, practical special effects, or to simply make someone look ridiculously huge, miniature buildings and sets are an important part of the industry. It can also be a real pain to track them down, … Continue reading

Faux Library Gets it’s Move On!

Wed, 14 Oct 2015
After years of squeezing into their still pretty roomy building in North Hollywood off of Laurel Canyon Blvd, Faux Library Studio Props is moving further into the valley. Where? The now former residence of ZG04 Decor actually. And it’s a … Continue reading

SDSA GMM – October General Membership Meeting @ Dapper Cadaver

Mon, 12 Oct 2015
As many know, if you need something macabre, sci-fi, or just plain creepy Dapper Cadaver can get it in your hands, they even fabricated with a quick turnaround! Last Thursday they were kind enough to open their doors for another … Continue reading

The Costume House Costume Sale

Wed, 07 Oct 2015
Now that we are finally in the month of October many of us are trying to figure out what to wear for Halloween. Many more of us are just shopping for costumes for the year too of course, but I … Continue reading

International Printing Museum – Antique Printing Machinery Galore

Thu, 17 Sep 2015
With technology advancing at such a rapid rate, it can be easy to forget how things were done back in the day. When it comes to printing, fortunately there is a place that allows you to explore the history of … Continue reading

Christiansen Amusements – Carnival Games & Rides

Wed, 16 Sep 2015
Rushing down a super slide, soaring above it all in a Ferris wheel, or trying your luck at tossing a ring on a bottle or a ping-pong ball in a bowl to win a goldfish. If you have ever been … Continue reading

Sterndahl Enterprises, Inc – Practical Equipment Rentals & Props for Construction and Beyond

Tue, 15 Sep 2015
No street or highway scene is quite complete without the items you see in your everyday travels. Signs, barricades, K-rails, cones, work trucks and traffic barrels are just a few of the items that the folks at Sterndahl Enterprises has … Continue reading

[Video] The Importance of Even the Simplest of Props

Thu, 10 Sep 2015
My good friend Tim Hogan over at PCPA shared a video with me that I thought others may appreciate. From a new Youtube channel, Picture’s Up, comes a video essay about the importance of props for more than just painting … Continue reading