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PROPS, FURNITURE, AND SET DESIGN

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Theater art is an age-long form of fine art which dated back to the Ancient Greece in 700 BC. This type of performing art uses actors or live performers to present a story on a stage before an audience. In the Ancient Greek comedy and tragedy drama, hand held masks known as “Onkoi” were used. These masks were the first properties used by live performers to express their character on stage. The use of the right theatrical properties in creating a set design makes the story more believable to the audience. To tell a perfect story, an amazing set design, props, furniture and set design is required and that’s exactly what we shall be examining in this blog post.

Props

“Prop” is the shortened form of the word property which refers to any portable object used by actors on screen or on stage during a production or live performance. The term “prop” can also be used for any object used on the set of a photo shoot which the subject in the shoot may touch or hold. Thus, any movable object on a set or a stage apart from the electrical equipment, scenery, costumes and the actors or subjects is regarded as a prop. Stage dressing, set prop and hand prop are types of prop.

Stage dressing is used to depict the period and time of an action as well as the details of the characters in a play. It includes all items used in decorating the setting of a movie or play such as curtains, pictures hanging on the wall, flowers and even bookshelves. Stage dressing and furniture props bring a stage alive as the gap between actors and the stage is bridged. Set props include movable properties such as furniture, rugs, appliances, briefcases and even tents. A hand prop is any object held by actors to establish an action in a play. Examples include walking stick, pen, tea cup, smoking pipe, hat and even a gun. Hand props are also used in la photo studios.

Furniture

Chairs, tables, sofas, shelves, posing stools and stands as well as bean bags are regarded as furniture. These items are set properties as they are used in designing the settings of a play or the set of photography a shoot.

Set Design

The set design of a movie or play makes it authentic to the audience. In a photo shoot, it makes up the story about the picture. A set design is made up of the scenery, decorations, furniture and other props which are visible to the audience in a play. It establishes the place and period of action and creates the mood for a production.

Photo Studio

Furniture and other props are necessary in designing the sets of photo shoots either in the photo studios or outdoor. Items used as props can be obtained from antique shops or from photo shops. Apex Photo studio rental in Los Angeles not supplies you with the best props and furniture for your set designs, we can also design the set for your photo shoot. Apex photo studio also makes use of customized sets to provide the perfect environment for our client’s photo shoot.

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