Helpful Links for Film/Television Workers About Novel Coronavirus

It goes without saying we all need to clean as much as possible on and around ourselves to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as it continues to move through our communities. Since it is leading to public event closures and work stays (many productions are being suspended), we decided it may help to have […]

Read More

[Video] A Love Letter to Plywood – Breakdown of Plywood Video

My good friend Tim Hogan, the properties director at PCPA, brought this wonderful video to my attention and I felt compelled to show everyone else the video. It is called, “A Love Letter to Plywood,” but it is much more than that. It is an excellent breakdown of the uses of plywood and an introduction […]

Read More

Revisiting the ‘In Praise of Chairs’ Video

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 that seemingly goes unnoticed to the viewer can still subconsciously imply traits or a state […]

Read More

Why Props Matter – Rishi Kaneria’s Insightful Video

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 given me an appreciation for their importance in visually telling a story. Sometimes they are […]

Read More

[Video] The Importance of Even the Simplest of Props

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 a scene. Often times even the simplest of props can indicate to the audience character […]

Read More

The Feather Place – THE Place for Feathers

Feather masks, feather boas, feather headdresses, feather table decoration, feather ornament, feather duster… all of these things have one thing in common. And yes, if you somehow haven’t already guessed they all need feathers to make them complete. At The Feather Place, you can find a vast array of quality feather supplies to meet your […]

Read More

Great New Invention – The Gaff Gun

I’m always a fan of new inventions, especially ones that make life simpler. My friend Tim Hogan of PCPA recently emailed me a video of this sweet gadget. Instead of having to get on your hands and knees to lay wire and tape it down, you just walk! Check out the video below to see […]

Read More

Overhead View of I Love Lucy Set

Sometimes one comes across a gem that needs to be shared with the world. My friend Michael Brittain over at Western Studio Service sent a photo my way. A very rare overhead view of the entire I Love Lucy set. Complete with the bedroom (with the infamous twin beds), living room, kitchen, and Ricky’s club. […]

Read More

A Surprise at Phillipe’s with Artistic Carnival & Circus Design

I was in downtown LA grabbing my favorite sandwich at Phillippe’s. Went in the back for a seat while flapping my jaw over its juiciness when a picture of Chester Cable from Artistic Carnival & Circus Design appeared out of no-where! He was juggling the hell out of a massive table… with his feet! Immediately […]

Read More

Happy International Day of Happiness

In 2012 the 66th General Assembly of the UN stated that all member states should: “…observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising activities…” So why don’t we stop for a second, take a deep breath, and remember where we are in life. Remember how fortunate it […]

Read More