two needs and means



Can I tell you how to build a prop without knowing what prop you want to build? In other words, can a single approach be used for both a chair and a treasure chest? I find myself using the same mental processes for any prop I need to build, and working alongside other prop builders has shown me that they share a similar thought pattern. You have to figure out what a prop needs to do, and then you need to consider the means available to you to achieve those needs.

By articulating a prop’s needs, you gain a clearer picture of how it should be built. More complex props can be broken down into simpler parts. Any object can be subdivided until each part has its own distinct set of needs.

These needs can be met with any ...

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