Film 101: Get ready to give 'props' to these movie masters
Every object you see in any film probably had something to do these folks
Did you know that the word "prop" is actually short for "property"? The props master certainly knows, because they're the people that buy, place and sometimes even make what you see in any given film scene.
It's harder than you might think, though. Together with the script supervisor, the props master has to ensure that every object big and small is in exactly the same position with each cut. In the case of the movie airing after this weekend's episode of The Filmmakers — Denis Villeneuve's Incendies — Sana'a Jaber, Bruno Lahaye, Samir Zaidan and Nasser Zoubi make up the props team. Pay close attention to their work while you watch the film, and you'll definitely want to give them props by the time you see their names in the credits.
Previously covered on Film 101:
Watch The Filmmakers this Saturday at 9 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television, or stream it at cbc.ca/watch. After this week's episode, stick around to watch Denis Villeneuve's Incendies.