How to Make a Styrofoam Handgun

Grant Thompsons demonstrates how to make a simple handgun using styrofoam. WARNING – as with all prop firearms, exercise extreme caution and notify authorities if you intend to use them in public. Every week you see a story about how a filmmaker has been arrested or, even worse, injured because the police thought they were Read MoreRead More

10 Movies That Stole Their Props From Other Films

As the saying goes: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – and the same goes for movie props. With dozens of blockbusters released every year, it only makes sense for studios and producers to reuse sets, weapons, gadgets, or props, but fans aren’t usually meant to notice them. You’d be surprised to see how Read MoreRead More

How To Make Kill Bill’s ‘F*ck U’ Shoes

In Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, one detail that appears on-screen for only a second are the soles of Uma Thurman’s shoes. Those sneakers aren’t off-the-shelf Onitsuka Tigers–they have the phase “FUCK U” molded right into the treading. It’s a prop that Tested wanted to replicate for a long time, and they finally able to do it Read MoreRead More

Money Saving Tips from a Top Production Designer

Mona Nahm offered filmmakers great insights and ideas for creating the overall look for a film gleaned from her 20 years of industry experience. Create a lookbook. Think about production design in the very beginning. When creating the story you want to tell you should have an idea of an era where it all takes Read MoreRead More

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