This gallery includes a selection of large scale props for film, commercial advertising and private commissions. The images are copyright protected and may not be copied without prior consent.

Large scale props are often required for either film or commercial projects. The following images have been supplied by various model making companies I have worked for in full time employment or in a freelance capacity.

 

 I was employed by DB Props based at Shepperton Studios to make a replica piece of fine art. The sculpture in question was "Sprache der Vogel" by Anselm Kiefer. The original sculpture was part of the 'Il Mistero delle Cattedrali' exhibition featured at the White Cube Gallery in Bermondsey.

Courtesy of THE WHITE CUBE GALLERY and DB PROPS LTD. 

 

My brief was to copy the sculpture in its main form and general proportions although the producer and art director didn't want an exact copy due to artistic integrity rather than copyright ownership. I scaled the entire piece down considerably to a more manageable size (1500mm H x 2300mm W x 500mm D) based on my deadline which was approximately ten days which also included measuring and redrawing the original sculpture for scale reference, purchasing materials, the complete fabrication process and the final delivery to the London shooting location. 

 

The final replica fine art prop as seen in 'TURKS & CAICOS' which aired on the 20th March 2014 at 9pm on BBC2, written and Directed by David Hare and filmed by 'Carnival Films' (the producers of Downton Abbey). This instalment (the second of three parts) features a stellar cast including Bill Nighy, Christopher Walken, Winona Ryder, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Ewen Bremner, James Naughton, Dylan Baker and Zach Grenier to name just a few. 

Large scale prop telephone made for an advertising commercial for SWISS TELECOM, courtesy of ASYLUM MODELS & EFFECTS.

1:1 scale prop car/boat made for an advertising commercial for HALIFAX, courtesy of ASYLUM MODELS & EFFECTS.

Large scale prop cartoon rubber glove made for an advertising commercial for DAIRYLEA, courtesy of FARRINGTON LEWIS.

Large scale prop ESUVEE car/monster made for promotional advertising, courtesy of ASYLUM MODELS & EFFECTS.

Various large scale props made for the BOB THE BUILDER live show performance, courtesy of ASYLUM MODELS & EFFECTS.

One of a series of large prop Bonsai trees fabricated from steel and polyurethane foam. Nine trees in total surround the oversized play garden set featured in the JIM JAM & SUNNY children's series produced by WISH FILMS.

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