Introduction to Props

What is a prop?

Who takes care of the prop department?

Who hires the prop master?

How does the prop department work with the art department?

How does the prop department work with set dec?

How does the prop department work with wardrobe?

Who makes complicated props like the ones in sci-fi and fantasy projects?

Prop buyers

Prop makers

Gun wranglers

The fine art of working on set with actors

The importance of a solid prop breakdown, script breakdown

The importance of finding all the props that you have to read in between the lines on a script to find

The importance of doing your research

The importance of clearances and product placement

The importance of approvals and the hierarchy thereof

How do I become involved in the props department?


Great links for props people:


Meet some prop masters: