“Are traditional prop making craft skills still relevant for Film production in the era of CGI? “
This study aims to argue how Prop Making is still relevant in the budget film productions where CGI is gradually establishing itself as a practice. To answer my research question, I personally tested some of the most used Prop techniques in the Industry on a transformation mask. To support my empirical data, I included the experience of four experts of both CGI and Prop Making. My findings show that Props and Computer Graphics are not to be intended as separate worlds. Their role is in fact complementary and they are constantly adapting one to each other to bring new levels of realness on our screen.