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 […]

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Airwaves Wireless

The crew of White House Down certainly had no fear of losing wireless communication on set. Why? Because they used Airwaves Wireless to keep connected. Yes, the airwaves might have been full of choppers and airplane communications, but the production’s smartphones and mobile walkie-talkies were up and running strong. So the next time you need […]

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Industry Tape

An Art department’s dream is realized with Industry Tape. How cool is this! No residue. No more cleaning up your gear, camera, or set items. Finally. Everyone can think of a time when they are trying to get the gunk off their stuff after having to put tape all over it. You know that Grrrrrrr […]

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Lehman’s Non-Electric Items

It’s the first morning of your week-long trek through the back woods when you realized you forgot to grind the coffee beans before setting out to commune with nature. This could go bad very quickly. But then your camping buddy saves the day and the trip with an old-fashion coffee grinder from Lehman’s Non-Electric Items, […]

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Silent Bags

There was a time when bags—grocery bags, paper bags, potato chip bags—might have been the bane of a sound person’s existence. But thanks to Silent Bags, noisy sacks have been banished from set. No more fixing it in post. Created for prop masters by property master Tim Schultz, Silent Bags are made of a very […]

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Where’s My Cup Holder?

Long ago and far away, in the early ‘70s, I worked with a prop master on the Norman Lear shows named Tim Schultz. Since then, Tim has gone on to bigger film and TV shows and, along the way, has created tools of the trade to fill those unmet needs in the property department. Where’s […]

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Eric Hart Prop Master and Artisan

Where did they get all those props? And how did they make them?  Eric Hart has gone 3-dimensional with his new book The Prop Building Guidebook: For Theatre, Film and TV. Published by Focal Press, Eric focuses on the skills of prop builders and artisans. He gives you the tools & techniques used, both historical […]

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Western Studio Service, Inc

Western Studio Services provides storage for much of the entertainment industries’ treasured set pieces. With locations throughout the Southland you never know what may be behind a warehouse or airplane hanger. They provide an unequaled amount of services: Storage, from personal storage to huge warehouses for full set pieces, Transportation rentals for those hard to […]

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Apropos Interiors

Need to hide behind a mask, or have a character that has a collection of masks? If so better zip over to Apropos Interiors and check out their new collection. Right inside the lobby on the wall they have just hung a great new selection of masks! While you’re their you should check out some […]

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Western Studio Service

It was around 1975 when I first met Scott and Mark Leonard working at Metro Media on the Norman Lear Tandem T.A.T. shows; one might say the classics: “All in the Family,” “Good Times,” “One Day at a Time”…  the list goes on. It was a little factory, with tapings of sometimes eight shows a […]

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