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
Shane Mahan shows off his work on the Alien Queen in this behind the scenes article from the Stan Winston School of Character Arts. Character creators understand that when it comes to design, sculpture, mechanical and paint assignments, it’s all about the face. That’s what’s going to be seen on the poster. That’s what’s going to Read MoreRead More
Need to take the shine out of some instruments for your old lab set design? Here’s a technique for aging metal instruments for photography – but always SAFETY FIRST! It’s simple to cheat and age metallic objects by years. Obviously safety is paramount so do this bit outside in the open! Stick your props on Read MoreRead More
Just in time for Halloween… well not quite. Volpin Productions, a freelance prop and replica master in Atlanta GA, shows the process of making a Daft Punk Helmet complete with programmable lighting visor over a course of 3 months in this build videoRead More
Harrison Krix of Volpin Props goes through the painstaking step-by-step process he used to create the N7 Rifle for video game producer Bioware for the next installment of their popular franchise: Mass Effect 3.