LitePads Make Lighting Your Stop-Motion Christmas Classics Easy

Verizon Wireless launched a Stop-Motion Studio that empowered visitors to their Destination Store inside the Mall of America in Minneapolis to create their own short films using their own cell phone or tablet. The unique experience, created by Second Story – Atlanta, combined mobile devices + the Vine app + physical characters, scenery and props…

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The Three R’s of Props
Reuse, Recycle, Refinish

With limited budgets, prop designers are always on the hunt for antiques crying out for a makeover. This explains why they’ve always got their eyes peeled for unique finds at garage/rummage/yard/estate sales. If they can find an affordable piece of furniture that matches the style/time-period of the project they’re designing for, they can probably reuse,…

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Creating Custom Candle Holders for Hamilton

Jay Duckworth is the props master at the Public Theater in New York who recently mounted Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton – a musical, set in the late 18th century, about Alexander Hamilton. The production called out for custom candles – which then necessitated custom candle holders. Jay and his team created 160 of them out of…

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LitePads Center (and Back) Stage

We’ve shared several stories about the spectacular architectural installations featuring Rosco LitePads and other stories from filmmakers about how they’ve used LitePads on the sets of your favorite movies & television shows. This post will show off some creative ways LitePad has been used in theatre – including a backstage installation that illuminates theatrical line-sets,…

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Special Effects Technique: Ducting Fog

It’s a common problem – You want fog to appear from a specific spot, but there is no physical way to get a fog machine with all of its necessary fluid, power and control needs hidden into that area of the set.  The solution is ducting the fog from an area off-set to the spot…

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