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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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17 Props Go To School

It’s back to school time! Ashley and Eric talk about some of the best classes to take as an undergrad for props, education opportunities outside of formal schooling, and whether or not to go for... Read More
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16 Mental Health with Natalie Kearns

This week, we continue our conversation with Natalie Kearns and switch gears to mental health while working in props. Natalie discusses how she has built a career while navigating anxiety, and Ashley describes her own... Read More
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15 Natalie Kearns, International Prop Star

This week, we talk with Natalie Kearns, the Head of Props at the Grand Theatre in Ontario. She discusses her background, which includes work done in both the US and Canada, as well as a... Read More

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