Define prop building methods


Decide on how to build the necessary props and document the process.

Alternative labels

create ways to construct props
define building methods for props
determine construction methods for props
define methods to build props

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Define prop building methods is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Prop maker: Prop makers construct, build, prepare, adapt and maintain props used on stage and for filming movies or television programs. Props may be simple imitations of real life objects, or may include electronic, pyrotechnical, or other effects. Their work is based on artistic vision, sketches and plans. They work in close cooperation with the designers involved in the production.
Prop master/prop mistress: Prop masters/mistresses setup, prepare, check and maintain objects used on stage by actors or other small movable objects called props. They cooperate with road crew to unload, set up and prepare the props. During a performance they position props, hand them over or take them back from the actors.

Optional skill

Define prop building methods is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Set designer: Set designers develop a set concept for a performance and supervise the execution of it. Their work is based on research and artistic vision. Their design is influenced by and influences other designs and must be conform with these designs and the overall artistic vision. Therefore, the designers work closely with artistic directors, operators and the artistic team. During rehearsals and performance they coach the operators to obtain optimal timing and manipulation. Set designers develop sketches, design drawings, models, plans or other documentation to support the workshop and performance crew. They may also design exhibition stands for fairs and other events. 




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Last updated on September 20, 2022