Monthly Archives: March 2011

Dr. Oz Show Graphics

Posted: 31 March, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Propmaking, Miscellaneous Props

I filled in on The Dr. Oz Show for a few weeks when my friend Mike Pantuso needed someone to cover for him while he was busy with another project. There were so many bottles of pills to re-label! And foods that needed tiny signs!

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Family Circus Art Show!

Posted: 10 March, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Propmaking, Family Circus

I made this piece for a Family Circus-themed art show at the Guilty Pleasures Gallery (aka: curator Liz Zanis’s apartment.) Billy runs when the large orange ring background rotates – the ground beneath his feet has offset bumps so that each foot is alternately set in motion. The faster the ring spins, the faster little [...]

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One-day-project: Giant Car-Smashing Mallet Machines

Posted: 3 March, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Propmaking, Miscellaneous Props

I worked on a pilot for a television show with a brutal schedule: one day to build everything, and one day to shoot the episode. Wow! I built four steel frames to hold each pneumatically-operated mallet, and when some alterations were requested, I modified the design so that the mallets would swing perpendicular to the [...]

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Candy Television

Posted: 28 March, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Silent Library-Tags: Props, willkrause, candyland

At first I tried making this breakaway glass TV screen out of expensive plastic casting materials, but to keep things within our budget I switched to a sugar-glass recipe. I made a silicone rubber mold of the actual TV screen, so that the mold could be carefully flexed away from the screen without cracking. The […]

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Greeking Garbage for Grouches

Posted: 9 March, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 2-Categories: Sesame Street, Propmaking-Tags: Props, sesame street, willkrause

“Greeking” is when logos are obscured, or fake product names are made for labels that will appear on television. These are some cans I made for Oscar the Grouch. I used globs of hot glue to simulate goop on the cans… the best part of making things for the grouch is that it is okay […]

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