It is Thanksgiving tomorrow for those of us in the US. It is a time to reflect on the things we are thankful for, and I thought I would make a list of ten things that prop masters are thankful for (plus one bonus thing). What would you add to the list?
- A props list that fits on one page.
- Being able to return an item with an open package.
- Finding the perfect prop on eBay… and it has a “Buy it Now” option.
- Interns who understand the difference between craft and fabric scissors.
- When the designer says “I have the perfect one at home, I’ll just bring it in.”
- A publicity photographer who actually includes some of the props in the photos.
- Finding out the Meet and Greet for the next show has real food provided rather than just light snacks.
- When the designer chooses the fabric to reupholster the couch and it’s the cheapest option you presented.
- A cast with no food allergies.
- When that challenging prop you don’t even want to think about gets cut before you even thought about it.
And of course, the thing we can all be thankful for this holiday season:
- Not having to shop on Black Friday because you can just buyÂ The Prop Building Guidebook for everyone this Christmas.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!