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Creating Movie Props

Tuesday November 9, 2021
7:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Ross Macdonald shares colorful stories about making props for the movie-making industry. 

“People have gone from not really caring if a prop is period accurate to wanting it to be dead-on,” says Ross MacDonald.  And that means even more painstaking work for the prop designer, illustrator and typographer whose encyclopedic knowledge of typesetting and keen attention to detail have made him Hollywood’s go-to for “graphic props” — from posters and passports to magazines and maps.

MacDonald has crafted mop patents for 2015’s Joy, morgue toe tags for Cinemax’s The Knick, the Red Apple tobacco tin for Quentin Tarantino’s 2015 The Hateful Eight and passports and business cards for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (he pored over Prohibition-era patents to get the size of staples right on documents for the drama).

 Check out his website for an idea of what's in store:   ross-macdonald.com

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