Reference Quantity: ST0174

Particulars of normal

OCCUPATION: Props Technician

A Props Technician gives assist and help to the Prop Grasp, Assistant Prop Grasp and Chargehands to provide, construct, use and keep dressing and hand props for movie, tv and theatre productions. They could work on set, in workshops, backstage or on location. Props Technicians work as a part of the Props division and should be adaptable, versatile and capable of study shortly on the job. As a part of their function, Props Technicians could also be required to undertake all kinds of actions together with: creating prop rooms, receiving props to set, cataloguing props, making props, constructing and dressing units, working with the forged and featured background artists, placing (eradicating and clearing) units, and checking employed props again in. They could additionally want to help artwork division colleagues on set. Props Technicians could progress into particular dressing or standby roles, resulting in Chargehands, Shops and Assistant Prop Grasp roles on impartial and studio movies, high-end tv drama and in theatres. The apprentice could also be anticipated to work irregular and unsociable hours to satisfy the wants of the given manufacturing.

CORE SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE Props technician (Movie and TV drama)



Technician is aware of and understands:

SKILLS: A Props Technician is ready to:

Analysis and prep

  • Methods to break a script down for dressing and standing by
  • Methods to analysis and determine particular durations in time for design functions
  • Methods to learn and perceive dressing, capturing and rehearsal schedules

  • Successfully break down a script for each dressing with props and standing by
  • Value and supply props or supplies required for the manufacturing
  • Choose applicable props for interval designs
  • Put together props based on the capturing and dressing schedule

Working with props and units

  • Methods to help within the creation of a props retailer and props room, what’s required and the way props must be saved
  • Methods to obtain props to set and perceive the protocols for cataloguing and archiving data

  • Work with the props crew to create applicable work and storage areas
  • Use appropriate strategies to adapt props to satisfy manufacturing necessities
  • Restore any damaged props on set utilizing the right adhesives and good working practices

Set Constructing and Dressing

  • The dressing and design transient and the way that will likely be executed
  • The working constraints of the set or location
  • The well being and security laws and organisational procedures related to every construct

  • Work with a crew to decorate the set or location to the design and dressing transient
  • Work in accordance with the constraints of the set or location
  • Work in an efficient, protected and well timed method to satisfy the dressing schedule
  • Use chosen instruments and package to finish the required activity for set constructing or dressing

Strike and Wrap

  • It’s concerned in placing a set
  • Establish the strike necessities
  • Methods to work in a protected and accountable method when placing units

  • Work successfully as a part of a crew to satisfy the necessities of the strike
  • Comply with the transient outlined by Chargehands and Storeman
  • Adhere to present Well being and Security legistation and organisational insurance policies when placing a set


Well being & Security

  • Well being and security laws for working in workshops, on set and on location
  • Methods to determine which working practices may cause hurt
  • Methods to report threat to the suitable personnel

  • Apply well being and security information practices to minimise the chance to forged and crew
  • Establish, mitigate and report any incidents or threat to the suitable personnel
  • Choose the suitable instruments and gear and use these safely on set, on location and in workshops on productions

Trade Consciousness Movie and TV

  • The construction and tradition of characteristic movies, tv drama and theatre productions
  • Business pressures, manufacturing deadlines, and organisational working practices
  • The hierarchy of the division and the manufacturing for proper reporting procedures
  • The hierarchy of the capturing unit and who to method and when

  • Develop, keep and use skilled networks
  • Develop and keep personal competence and information in props areas
  • Talk clearly and concisely utilizing discretion when required
  • Work inside price range and timescales to assist the manufacturing


A Props Technician will likely be anticipated to exhibit:

  • A capability to work successfully each individually and collaboratively as a part of a props crew
  • The power to construct and keep constructive relationships with forged and crew
  • A robust work ethic and dedication to be able to meet the requirements and etiquette required on set
  • Recognition and compliance with equality and variety within the office
  • The power to suppose creatively to unravel probems


This apprenticeship is about at degree 3.


Apprentices with out degree 2 English and Maths might want to obtain this degree previous to taking the end-point evaluation.


The apprenticeship will usually take 18-24 months to finish.

Overview date

This commonplace will likely be reviewed in three years, nevertheless, because of the quick tempo of change within the trade this can be required sooner.

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