A Farewell to Modern Props

Modern Props 1977-2020 Taking the time to think about Modern Props and it’s legacy as it’s doors are finally closed is a walk down memory lane. Modern Props began as a prop house for modern props before “modern” was even hip. By this point it is likely everyone has read the Los Angeles Times article […]

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Where to Find Astronautical Dressing & Costumes

You’ve finally landed on the distant planet. Something you’ve dreamed of since you were a child. The camera slowly rolls past your shoulder too look through the viewport. All the eye can see is vast, uninhabitable terrain. You’ve trained for this moment, your colleagues have too. There’s just one more thing missing before you step […]

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Where to Find Miniatures

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, especially if you are going to need it custom built. Because of that I have […]

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SDSA GMM – October General Membership Meeting @ Dapper Cadaver

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 Set Decorators Society of America general membership meeting. Many of the regular things were discussed […]

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Robert James Company – Art Installations and Metalwork that Will Wow

The festival market has been booming. Gone are the days of only a few festivals a year such as Coachella, here to seemingly stay are the massive and often niche festivals happening on what feels like every weekend. Festivals these days need to distinguish themselves. It isn’t just about the music or the rides (and […]

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The Hand Prop Room – The One Stop Shop Near Mid City

Antiques, trophies, western dressing, Asian props, religious props, and many leather bound books (plus a whole lot more). The Hand Prop Room has collected it all to make your shopping easier. There is an entire room dedicated to surveillance equipment, another for everything silver, and a whole police/swat room. Monty has also gone out of […]

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D’ziner Sign Co. – A Sign of the Times

One-day turnaround is rarely what you want to do, but D’ziner Sign Co is ready and willing to be there with you when it’s needed. During production, no matter how prepared everyone has been up to the day before (or the day OF) shooting it seems as if someone important is going to change their […]

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Jet Sets – Practical Effects Can Look Digital and Awesome

Jet Sets, a prop and set construction company located in North Hollywood, has recently posted a couple of pieces they created on their blog. One of my favorites has to be their unique design of LED embedded polished acrylic. Originally their client wanted a neon frame that could be placed on a car to give […]

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Warner Bros Design Studio – One Stop Shop for More than Props

Wall coverings, pamphlets, and upholstery are pretty common services that you always need done well the first time. What about the fabrication of giant hands holding a microphone (oh and they all have to look the exact same)? Maybe something else needs to be printed on wood? How about a faux tile or tin finish […]

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Neon Sign Rentals, Fabrication, and Design at Heaven or Las Vegas

Neon and Las Vegas go hand in hand. And what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay in Vegas….. there’s Heaven or Las Vegas Neon in Culver City. You’ll find spectacular neon art in categories such as 1950s, motel/hotel, letters, tattoo, Western and lots more. The folks at Heaven or Las Vegas created neon signs for […]

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