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.

2Q==-58Published by Focal Press, Eric focuses on the skills of prop builders and artisans. He gives you the tools & techniques used, both historical and contemporary, for fabricating props. The extent of his explanations is immense: mock-ups, patterns, and construction drawings, he covers it all.

Eric’s blog is a must read for any artisan who wants to follow their creative talents into the work of Theatre, Film and TV.

Check out Eric Hart’s New Book The Prop Building Guidebook: For Theatre, Film and TV


Dream Woodshop

While visiting USITT I was directed towards a particular blog by Eric Hart. One of his latest posts shares a video that I felt compelled to share as well. The blog is a terrific resource for prop manufacturing and an interesting look into some of his projects.

The video he links to is a short piece showing off a magnificent wood working shop. It also shows that some actors do work off the screen. Here is the video on Nick Offerman (of Parks and Rec.) and his workshop put together by Fine Woodworking. Not your typical construction projects for theatre or home use but certainly an artisan of note.

Click here if you do not see the video.