Archive for November, 2014

Prop makers today

Looking to become a full time prop maker in the big time?not so fast.This is a life of sacrifice  like most artistic endeavor s.To start with your skills should start with basic model making,sculpting and painting.Then Add basic computer skills and if your really good,CAD.Take those skills and start building in your garage  or kitchen table.Two years ago a guy walked into my shop with some great “kitchen table props” and said he needed a job.I asked him to name all of the heavy machinery in the shop.he could name none.I said your hired! I could see he was motivated.


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Prop Fabrication

As a veteran of forty years starting as a Model Maker I now call myself a Prop Fabricator.When I was twelve I started as a Model Maker for famed car customiser George Barris. I had typical Model Maker skills relating to mostly plastic.But after four decades I have acquired many heavy Fabrication and Special Effects skills.My day can involve Welding,Electronic Wiring,Fiberglas layup ,Machning, and all of the set work.But I am still having a lot of fun looking forward to the new T V season.

Paul Pearson,owner ,Custom Movie Props