Paul Pearson started his working career as a model maker for famed "king of the car kustoms" George Barris in his North Hollywood shop. Fabricating prototype models of the Barris next TV creation was the ultimate job for a 12 year old. He built model prototypes for such famous cars as "The Munster Coach" and the original "Batmobile". At the ripe old age of 17 Paul landed a job in the Universal Studios model shop. It was the start of "Motion Control" special effects and models played a big part for shows like "Tales of the Goldmonkey". In his early twenties Paul was hired as shop foreman of "The Hand Prop Room". At that time, this was the busiest prop fabrication shop in Hollywood. Duties included overseeing the machine shop, paint shop, gun armory, metal fabrication, vacuum forming and model making.
This was followed by a five year stint as the shop foreman at Independent Studio Service. Paul supervised construction of a new 30,000 square foot shop at ISS to handle features like Bill and Teds Big Adventure and TV shows such as China Beach. In 1989 Paul Left ISS with their biggest client, Star Trek T.V., in tow to found Prop'er Effects Inc. Fifteen seasons of Star Trek was followed by a long run as the exclusive prop fabrication shop on the hit show "24".
Interspersed in those years where hundreds of commercial props and mechanical effects for production companies such as PYTKA, Cucoloris, RSA_USA and Tool of North America.
Our feature film resume includes Eraser, Starship Troopers, Spawn, Batman, Water World, Face Off, The Aviator, Super Ninjas, and dozens more. This is an owned and operated shop with over 38 years of top rate Hollywood experience. Our latest clients include Red Bull Paramount and the Annenberg foundation.