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The Prop Building Guidebook, 2nd Edition by Eric Hart

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six measuring and marking

 

 

 

In this chapter, we will look at the process a prop builder uses to go from idea to reality. Your idea may be a construction drawing or drafting from a designer, or even just a doodle. It may be a photograph, or a real object. In some cases, you have to draw or draft the prop yourself, whether it is from your imagination, or if a reference image needs to be altered. Occasionally, you may be provided with simply a verbal or written description of what needs to be built.

Your idea must then be transferred to your construction materials. This covers a number of techniques of measuring and marking your materials so they can be cut, bent, sculpted, carved, folded, sewn, crumpled, attached, or otherwise manipulated ...

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