A behind the scenes look at film and television Prop making peppered with everything else creative we do!
When I lent my services to a collegue who was working on a film about 12 years ago, I was introduced to the world of cnc. I remember watching this huge machining centre milling out a slab of mdf and turning it into a fantastic set of gears. I knew that it would have taken me hours to achieve the same thing with traditional power tools. I decided then that I would invest in a cnc router for my own business Oxenham Design. At that time I could turn on a computer, but even to check email seemed like a crazy set of operations. I persevered and learned every piece of relevant software I could get my hands on. I am now fortunate enough to be using Vectric's ASPIREsoftware, and Techno cnc routers, which has helped us to create some amazing projects, both in part, or in full. I thought that this blog would be a great place to share "behind the scenes" adventures with the software, materials and equipment we use, as well as the projects we build.
Monday, 15 December 2014
Gingerbread all the way!
Work on the gingerbread build continued to chug along, with all of our attention focused on the house portion.
We ended up testing out several roof styles, until everyone at the agency was happy!
In the end, green overlapped smarties became the winning roof style. You won't be eating this house! Resin gingerbread, with crazy-glued smarties.............toxic tastiness! I will however flip anyone a 20 dollar bill if they can choke this baby down when were done. Don't worry, it'll be a brand new $20 bill, if that sweetens the deal for you!
We also decided on going with plastic display trees, mixed with our "gingerbread bushes" to decorate the yard out front of the house. I sprayed up the trees green, while our awesome student helper, Sydney, got awarded the task of decorating them all with icing.
We also went with a yellow pvc for the window inserts. The word 'fondant' was used, but I prefer routing pvc! The final snow dress will be done on set, and we'll use fine sugar. Fine sugar will sparkle, and won't become a sticky dust like icing sugar would. Not too shabby for s day eating working with nothing but candy!