Does anyone out there have a bull whip I might be able to use for a shoot next week? And not to worry, identities will be protected, judgments won’t be made. Thanks—Matt.
As God as my witness, this was the last e-mail I received from one of my coworkers. Sure, I laughed at the e-mail … but I was unfazed by it. See, not a single day goes by in my Production department that someone doesn’t need an odd prop or two … or ten.
Here’s just a sample of various e-mails still in my inbox from the past month:
“Does anyone know anything about a clown wig?”
“I need to throw a computer off a roof. Anybody willing to part with their Commodore 64?”
“Where is the audition from Miss Kansas? BTW, was she Miss America or Miss USA?”
Visit our prop closet and you’ll soon realize we have every prop known to man – minus a bullwhip. Cheerleader outfit? Check. Handcuffs? Got ‘em. Sombrero? Chef’s hat? Hardhat? You bet – two of each. Human skull? No, but I bet I know someone who can get me one in ten minutes.
Last month we took inventory of all the whatnot in there. I had NO idea we had an XXXXXXXL pair of scrubs. I certainly wasn’t aware of the finger painting kit. And who knew we had KISS makeup? (My boss would make a good – albeit chubby – Peter Criss.)
If you get the chance to visit PlattForm … demand to see the prop closet. Take whatever you want … but be sure to leave something fun in its place. Like a tiara. Oh, never mind – that’s mine.