Identify props


Determine the props needed for each scene by reading and analysing the script. Make a detailed list of them.

Alternative labels

identify prop
define props
determine props
establish props
identifying props

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Identify props is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Set buyer: Set buyers analyse the script in order to identify the set dressing and the props needed for all individual scenes. They also consult with the production designer and the prop and set making team. Set buyers buy, rent or commission the making of the props. Set buyers make sure sets are authentic and believable.

Optional skill

Identify props 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.




  1. Identify props – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022