Working as the Prop Master for a major motion picture is a tough job, even when the pieces you’re creating aren’t already iconic. When industry veteran Andy Siegel landed the job for Star Trek Into Darkness, he was not only taking on a sequel to a successful film, but a legacy of props and design that’s now over 50 years in the making. Thankfully, Andy was nice enough to visit memory lane with us and share a bit about what it was like to help equip the Starship Enterprise….
Every small town is known for something, but you probably didn’t grow up in a town with vampires, zombies, werewolves, and the occasional alien invader. The good people of Dillford, living and otherwise, know the daily concerns of living with the supernatural all too well, and have adapted to their unusual neighbors. Take a look now at some of the more practical fantasy props from the Freaks of Nature Auction…
In a realm plagued by supernatural monsters, mankind must rely on the availability of wandering Spooks, or witch hunters to protect themselves; however when a Spook is not readily available, it falls on the people of the kingdom to stand and keep their homeland safe. One of the most pivotal elements these oath takers rely on is a well-crafted set of armor.
Long before digital technology took on the lion’s share of effects work, miniatures and models ruled the roost. Some teams are still working with them, so we thought we’d take a look at some vehicles and other creations from both the past and present of movies
Welcome to our continuing series of collections blogs as Prop Store’s team digs into the archives and unearths some amazing items. We talk about the film and the prop or costume itself, giving you the facts, the figures and all the details on some fascinating piece of movie history. This time? A casual look for a character usually more famous for his sharp suits and tuxedos…
If you’ve ever been on a film set, or watched a behind-the-scenes documentary, you might have seen crew wearing T-shirts, jackets and other memorabilia from different productions. Clothing is a common gift for the cast and crew, often used as a present when a film or TV season wraps so they can remember the time they spent working together. Lurking within Prop Store’s archives is a variety of these items from all sorts of films, so if you love a movie and you want something unique, take a look at just a few of the pieces we have on offer.
Welcome to our continuing series of collections blogs as Prop Store’s team digs into the archives and unearths some amazing items. We talk about the film, explore the history of the prop or costume and explain why we love it so much. This time? One of those movie props you really, really wish was a real item…
Our UK Copywriter Peter Cooper talks about the incredible Luke Skywalker “force jump” puppet from Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back…
While Hannibal Lecter’s deadly exploits are certainly a major focus of the series, the women surrounding the good doctor are well-deserving of his respect, affections, and unsavoury appetites. Take a look at some of the key costume components worn by the leading ladies of Hannibal.
In a series as dedicated to its aesthetic as Hannibal, everything seen on screen must be in line with the general tone and look of the series, from the costumes, to props, and even the special effects. The Hannibal crew spent an enormous amount of time getting every detail right on the effects pieces seen throughout the show and we are so happy to be bringing their work to auction.
While Prop Store regularly deals with breath-taking props and artwork created for the screen, the consistency of the work produced by the Hannibal art and prop department is among the very best work we have encountered. Take a look at some of the incredible contributions made to the show by the talented artists and craftsman behind the camera.
With over 1200 lots in our upcoming Hannibal: The Complete Series Auction, it is incredibly hard to narrow down the standout pieces. But even compared to the rest of the cast, the show’s title character shows an impeccable mastery of style in any situation.
Welcome to our continuing series of collections blogs as Prop Store’s team digs into the archives and unearths some amazing items. We talk about the film it comes from and the prop or costume itself, giving you the facts, the figures and all the details on some fascinating piece of movie history. This time? One of Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated productions…
In addition to the awesome collection of props and other items from movies, Prop Store also has a big range from some of the best TV shows. We thought we’d dig through the list and find some excellent choices as seen on the small screen. As ever, head to our website to find the full range.
Here at Prop Store, we’ve always been fans of the things that go bump in the night, and the Greg Cannom Auction certainly has a lot to offer bidders who share our sentiment. Take a look at some of the evil highlights from this once in a lifetime auction.
Welcome back to the collections series, in which Prop Store’s team digs into the archives and unearths some amazing items. We’ll talk about the film it comes from and the prop or costume itself, giving you the facts, the figures and all the details on some fascinating piece of movie history. For this blog, we’re all about a certain furball from one of the most famous fantasy films ever made.
The Greg Cannom Auction has been incredibly exciting for us to put together for a number of reasons, but one of the biggest has got to be the iconic characters represented in Cannom’s work. In this article, we take a look at the most well-known creatures, villains and clowns in the Greg Cannom Auction.
St. Valentine is about to shoot his arrow through our hearts, which always seemed a little violent to us. Still, whether you’re loved up or lovesick, you might be wanting to inject a little romance into your life. Take a look at some great items available in Prop Store’s catalogue and see if there’s something that could work as a gift, or a way to treat yourself and start to heal if you’ve lost that loving feeling.
Welcome to the first in a new series of blogs as Prop Store’s team digs into the archives and unearths some amazing items. We’ll talk about the film it comes from and the prop or costume itself, giving you the facts, the figures and all the details on some fascinating piece of movie history. Let’s get started, shall we?
Of the more than 40 titles represented in our Greg Cannom Auction, some of our favorite material comes from the 80s classic vampire film The Lost Boys. In the first installment of our blog series on the Greg Cannom collection coming to auction this February, we take a closer look at some of the incredible Lost Boys material in the sale.
Clapperboards, for anyone who doesn’t know, are used on film sets to assist in the synchronization of the picture and sound, and to designate and mark particular scenes and takes for use in editing the film later. They’re very collectible, especially if they’ve been used in big productions, so here is a selection of our favourites.
Computer generated imagery might be the big player in animation these days, with Pixar, DreamWorks, Blue Sky and more putting out more and more films, but there is still something to be said for enchanting movies created by companies such as Aardman (who brought us Wallace & Gromit, Shaun The Sheep, The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit and more) and Laika, creators of Coraline, Paranorman and The Boxtrolls). We thought we’d showcase just a few of the handcrafted – and collectible – items available from the Prop Store.
Quentin Tarantino’s latest, blood-soaked Western thriller The Hateful Eight roars into some American cinemas on Christmas Day (and then goes on general release in both the US and UK on January 8). To celebrate the return of the auteur, we trawled through our catalogue of items from his previous films to offer up a few for nostalgic Tarantino fans to peruse.
Our LA Copywriter Brian takes a moment to tell us about his favourite props and costumes from the Prop Store website…
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