What are props?A prop is defined as a portable object that is separate from furniture or costumes that may be used on the set of a play or film. However, props can be used much more than just on sets. They can be used within retail window displays, exhibitions and trade shows as well as within theatre and film too. You may relate to props in film or theatre more so, but they are widely used for many other things. You can even recreate your product into a giant prop version to attract attention. Our brains are attracted to the novelty of seeing something in a greater form.
Why are Props Important?Props are used to provoke a certain emotion and also attract attention. Props in theatre and props in film are crucial for guiding the viewer’s attention and assisting in storytelling. Props compliment characters and eras and they can even become an essential association and a huge part of the film or play. There are multiple props that have become widely famous. Props from films are often recreated and bought by fans worldwide. In retail, props can help create a window display to convey the message you want to passersby and at conventions and exhibitions they can attract visitors.
Our prop makers use a wide range of techniques in the creation of high-quality props for our customers and clients. These include:
- Metal fabrication and metal sculpting
- Polystyrene sculpting and carving.
- Fibreglass sculpting and carving.
- Scenic Painting and Paint Effects.
- Hard coating props for durability.
We take pride in our track record of delivering projects from inception to final production. Our props are treated with the utmost respect and that includes every stage of their development from concept through to painting the props in our purpose built spray booth.
We are well-versed in working with a wide range of material, from foam and wood, to metal and plastics, we can make anything, our painting and finishing techniques ensuring that your props always look as realistic as possible.
Our teamOur prop makers and carpenters possess years of experience and a diverse range of skills. At Spur Creative, prop making and manufacturing is a calling, not just a job. Our team consists of painters, carpenters and artists who trained at some of the top art colleges and universities in the UK and abroad. So don't hesitate to get in touch. If you need a vacuum formed prop, we can do it, if it’s a one-off fibreglass sculpture or a metal sculpture, or a wooden stage set, we can do it. Take a look through the gallery to see examples of past work.
Our productsUsing our impressive skill-set, the in-house team at Spur Creative have created a wide range of props, sculptures and models for an impressive array of clients, and designed for a surprising array of applications. Here are just some of the services we offer.
- Retail display, visual merchandising and window display props
- Theatre and Stage props
- Promotional & marketing props.
- Film and game-themed props.
- Giant props.
- Soft props