RAC Props is a website and online magazine run by Richard A. Coyle. Mr. Coyle has made props for Star Trek II, IV, V and VI, as well as Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The magazine has a wealth of articles on props, written by Coyle and others. Some highlights include
It’s an interesting mix of original prop making and fan replica prop making.
Today, I’m presenting several magazine articles I’ve found which are available online. These give a nice, in-depth look at working props shops around the world.
Prop Art: Theater veteran and students star behind the scenes
From the Winter 2005 edition of Ohio Today. This article takes a look at the props shop of Ohio University, where I attended graduate school for a period.
A look at Hunter Spence, who teaches props at Yale University.
All Hail the Backstage crew
A look at the backstage crew of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, with a nice section on Paul James Martin, the props master.
Little London Prop Shop Turns Ideas Into Art
An in-depth look at MDM Props, a London-based props shop which has branched out into fabrication for art installations.
Has your prop shop been featured in a magazine or website? Do you post photographs of your prop shop online? Let me know, I’d love to feature them here.