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26 Fake Swords and Blank Guns

Props people often deal with weapons on stage, like swords, knives, and guns. Ashley and Eric talk through some safety issues with each and share their experiences with violence in the theater. Read More
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24 Your Prop Resume

What does a resume look like for a props person? Ashley and Eric discuss the dos and don’ts of good resumes and cover letters when searching for a job in props. Read More
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23 The Prop Effects Guidebook

Ashley asks Eric some questions about his latest book, “The Prop Effects Guidebook: Lights, Motion, Sound, and Magic.” Find out all about electricity, LEDs, pneumatics, breakaways, blood, and more! Read More
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22 Spooky Props on Screen

As Halloween approaches, Ashley and Eric talk about scary props from movies, creepy dolls, and gruesome implements from horror films. Read More
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20 There Will Be Blood

With Halloween just around the corner, we’re spending this week’s episode talking about blood. We have blood recipes, favorite types of commercial blood, and blood effects. Read More
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19 Flex Foam It!

This week we talk about everyone’s favorite two-part expanding flexible foam, Flex Foam IT! We bounce around ideas about what makes this such a useful material for the props person. Learn more on the Smooth-On... Read More
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18 What Actors Eat On Stage

We are back after a brief hiatus! This week we talk about why we make watermelon look like steak for actors to eat on stage. Read More

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