Props Making Essentials

This introductory level course will give participants a good knowledge of a variety of techniques used in prop-making.

Course Summary

  • Introduction to prop making 
  • Sculpting – tools, materials and techniques
  • Silicone mould making
  • Casting in resin
  • Painting and art working
  • Fibreglass moulding hero prop
  • Foam casting
  • Sugar glass & breakaways
  • Intro to polycarving – hotwire, sculpting techniques
  • 3D-printing
  • Artworking and finishing off
  • Photographing props for portfolio
  • Knowledge of prop making on a budget

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  • Duration 5 days
  • Location Buckinghamshire
  • Price £599

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Props Making Essentials Master course

This Props Making Essentials Master course will provide a good knowledge of a variety of techniques used in prop making. Firstly sculpting, moulding and casting, fibreglass, soft props, breakaways, polycarving, followed by 3D printing, painting and artworking.

You will spend time in a working workshop environment as well as in the studio at Pinewood. Participants will come away with two hand-made Props (one cast in resin, one a soft foam prop) – perfect for kick-starting your portfolio.

Make the most of this training and networking opportunity for existing and novice Prop Makers alike. Class sizes are small so that a variety of different experience levels can be catered for. Ask questions you wouldn’t be able to ask in the work place and therefore, we tailor this course to your specific professional needs

As a result of this course, you will build confidence and understanding consequently making you more employable. You will gain a valuable insight into the heart of the industry. Equip yourself with the key skills for shaping a successful career.

Who is this for?

Perfectly tailored for those starting a career in Film and TV, this hands-on course is geared to build technical knowledge. Professional and career beginner alike will benefit from tutoring delivered by Props making experts with legendary status in the film industry.

If you have some basic experience, this is your chance to upskill and expand your talent repertoire. For career beginners, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Tap into unrivalled knowledge and experience, unavailable via mainstream college and university courses. It could be your passport to that coveted career in Props.

Class sizes are kept to a minimum, encouraging interactivity and networking with like-minded professionals, while leaving space to tailor the course to your specific needs.

If you need financial support towards the cost of this training there are options available to you. Have a look at our Funding guide for more information. 

If you need advice on available travel and accommodation options to attend this training then have a look at our accommodation and Travel guide here. 

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