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    Published on 05-13-2010 06:40 PM
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    article by Wes Jackson (05/13/2010)

    What happens when a Prop Master needs that one-of-a-kind special item or even an army of fx rifles fast? They contact Rick Gamez at Rick’s Custom Props. With over 25 years of prop building experience, he has the knowledge and the tools to get the job done. Rick took a few minutes to ...
    Published on 05-10-2010 11:54 AM
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    by Wes Jackson (05/21/10)

    Monsters, what film fan doesn’t love monsters? They have scared and fascinated us all our whole life. Brian Steele is one guy who loves these monsters more than most of us. The MPPC had a chance to speak with Brian “Creatureboy” Steele, the guy who brings these monsters to life.



    The MPPC: The obvious first question, how did you end up in a job being covered in prosthetics or stepping inside hot, heavy, awkward monsters for movies? ...
    Published on 04-10-2010 07:17 PM
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    article by Wes Jackson (04/20/10)

    Sometimes it’s the little things that drive you crazy. We have a scene in the film where the Predators set up a net trap to ...
    Published on 03-30-2010 12:09 PM
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    by Wes Jackson (03/30/10)

    Considering a long list of film highlights that span over thirty years, the MPPC takes a moment to gain insight with Ellen Mirojnick on how wardrobe design comes together on set.

    The MPPC: I understand your Father worked for a garment company. Is that what inspired you to pursue clothing design as a profession?
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    Published on 03-17-2010 08:43 AM
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    Original article posted by MPPC (03/17/2010)

    The MPPC recently sat down with scratch model builder Guillermo Rojas Bazan to get to the bottom of what historically accurate scale model building is all about.

    For decades, models and miniatures have made impossible shots happen on screen. *Real life and fictional subjects could be miniaturized with relative accuracy and materialize on film as reality. *However, the skills and experience of building models usually develops over a lifetime that often begins as a childhood pastime. *While Guillermo doesn’t build his masterpieces for use in movies, every miniature builder ...
    Published on 02-20-2010 07:03 PM
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    article by Wes Jackson (02/20/10)

    While we here at The MPPC enjoy all aspects of a motion picture, it’s the crew behind the scenes that we tend to appreciate the most. The acting or directing could be mediocre, but if the props or effects are good, we are happy campers. Prop collecting and prop building is our hobby and for some, our passion. We had the honor of chatting with a personal ...
    Published on 02-01-2010 07:11 PM
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    article by Lee Malone (02/01/10)

    Named after SONY founder Akio Morita, the Morita smart rifle from Starship Troopers (1997) is rapidly becoming one of science fiction filmdom’s iconic weapons. Not since the pulse rifle from Aliens (1986) has a blank-firing prop made such an impact on fans. The signature: ...

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