Category: The Heart She Holler

The Heart, She Holler – Branding Iron, Typewriter Puppet, etc.

Posted: 30 October, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: The Heart She Holler-Tags: Props, heartshe, lighting

Artificial Glowing Embers Figuring out how to make artificially glowing coals and a branding iron was tricky, but I eventually learned that I could create fake embers that looked realistic by embedding RGB LED strip lights in spray-insulation foam, painting the tops of the foam flat black, and then adjusting the knobs to create a […]

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The Heart, She Holler – David Cross ate my hand

Posted: 29 October, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: The Heart She Holler-Tags: Props, heartshe, blood

Edible cold-cut hand I made lots of body parts of all sorts for the second season of The Heart, She Holler, but the biggest challenge was making an edible hand that David Cross’s character needed to run through a deli-slicer – and then eat the slices. I started by fashioning a plastic cap that would […]

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The Heart, She Holler – Tumor Time!

Posted: 29 October, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: The Heart She Holler-Tags: Props, heartshe, blood

Cigarette-smoking Tumor One of the most fun props I’ve ever made was a basketball-sized tumor that  needed to smoke a cigarette while on camera – making the end of the cigarette ember glow red and then puff out a plume of smoke. I did this by first getting an old basketball and using some fittings […]

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The Heart, She Holler – Blood-n-Guts

Posted: 29 October, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: The Heart She Holler-Tags: Props, blood, guts

Exploding Pies It seems like the second season at The Heart, She Holler involved lots of blood and guts. Gallons and gallons of blood and heaping armloads of guts. I worked with Courtland Premo when we were tasked with making pies erupt with blood and guts, eventually settling on pressurized tanks that forced fake blood […]

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The Heart, She Holler – Blood-Spraying Beer Cans

Posted: 11 November, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 3-Categories: Props, The Heart She Holler-Tags: Props, heartshe, holler

Well, this one was a challenge. I needed to make a pair of artificial hands shaped like beer cans. Also, the cans needed to be remotely filled with beer so that the actor could drink from them. Also, they needed to explode as if they were shot with a bullet. Also, they needed to spray […]

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The Heart, She Holler – Fake Sword

Posted: 10 November, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Props, The Heart She Holler-Tags: Props, foam, weapon

This foam sword pops out of a coffin and stabs someone! Since we couldn’t fit a whole sword in a coffin, and we couldn’t stab anyone for real, I made the sword in two halves. The front half to pop out of the coffin (I rigged it to operate pneumatically,) and the hilt, which has […]

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The Heart, She Holler – Magical Walnut

Posted: 9 November, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 1-Categories: Props, The Heart She Holler

I made this magically-opening walnut for the Adult Swim mini-series “The Heart, She Holler.” It works in a way that is similar to the old springy toy animals made out of beads that droop when you press on their plastic base. For my version, I made a new base out of plastic tube, springs, and […]

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