Thursday 10th February
20:00 - 21:30 (GMT) via Zoom
Talking Point and Filmbase are running a webinar on starting out in the Props Department of Film and TV productions. A panel of experienced Props crew members will give advice on everything you need to know about the department. We will discuss what working in the department is like, how to approach employers and what skills you need to start a successful career in props.
The panel will include senior Props Department members who have many years of experience on every type of production, from low budget TV to major motion picture films.
We will also hear from some more junior crew members who are rising up through the grades and remember very clearly what it was like at the beginning.
Muffin Green, Prop Master.
With over 20 years in the industry, Muffin has worked as a Property Master on a huge variety of film and TV productions. From iconic smaller budget films such as The Favourite, In Bruges and The Last King of Scotland, to big budget blockbusters such as Cruella and Paddington 2, Muffin's career has spanned all genres and periods.
Tom Roberts, Props Master
Tom is also a Props Master, and has had a long career in props, working in many of the different roles, such as Standby Props, Storeman and dressing props. Tom has worked as Prop Master on many contemporary TV series, such as Bodyguard, but has also worked on numerous period productions such as Peaky Blinders and Mr Selfridge.
Chris Chandler, Chargehand Standby Props
Chris was a geologist and diving instructor before becoming a propman on commercials in 2001. Chris then moved into TV and film as a Standby Propman. Since then, he has worked in the Standby role, on a vast range of genres, spanning different periods and budgets. Most recently Chris has worked on Cruella and Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Emily Britton, Storeperson
Emily started her career in the Props department on Solo: A Star Wars Story, after doing a BFI trainee scheme. Emily then applied to Talking Point’s mentee and Props scheme, which led her to follow the Props storeman route, which she says perfectly fits her personality.
The webinar is free for all. Let us know what topics you would like the panel to answer by filling in the form when you register.
Talking Point works with the UK film and television industries producing a range of industry led programmes for those currently working in film and television; a platform for industry professionals to exchange ideas, delivering training strategies, identifying skills gaps ensuring there are affordable, industry relevant training opportunities available to producers, directors and technicians. www.talkingpoint.uk.net
Filmbase.uk has been set up by members of the Art and Set Dec departments, to provide a central resource for crew working on film and TV projects in the UK. Since launching in 2020, over 1000 Art Department and Set Decoration crew members have joined the site. HoDs can use Filmbase to advertise for crew. Members then receive job alerts for productions and job roles that they are interested in. Filmbase has now sent out almost 650 job alerts to its members, helping many HoDs crew up, and members find their next jobs. www.filmbase.uk