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Nuts and Bolts: Set Dressing

February 1, 2019



Nuts & Bolts – Set Dressing
What is Set Dressing?
Props and set dressing often overlap, but are provided by different departments. Props are defined as items which are handled directly by actors, and discussions take place between set decorator and prop masters in order to check that everything is being covered. Set dressers place furniture, hang pictures, and put out decorative items to generally making the set look real and lived-in.


Fun Fact:  GCU has on several occasions provided greeting cards for use as set dressing for movies and tv shows.  Quite often this is for a scene or story line of a character that is in the hospital or ill at home and we’ve provided cancer encouragement and get well cards.

So if you look closely enough you may spy your creative works in a production as GCU artist Sharon Dominick recently did with one of her wall calendars on the show This is Us.


The difference is made in the details!


GCU Community Manager


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