Action Props are defined by any object handled or used by an actor in a performance, although NOT all props are safe for use in fast action, fighting, or killing scenes.
At Synapse FX we can create any prop you may need such as rubber knifes, foam lamps, or soft weapons for those types of scenes. Not only can they be rigged with blood FX, but can be used safely in contact with your actors.
Custom Action Props are not "actor proof", they can be damaged, broken or dangerous if used improperly. Always have a Effects Supervisor or stunt coordinator on set to ensure safety of all parties involved.
There are always those moments where your actors safety could be questioned...
Don't wait until the last minute! Make every scene safe by using custom action props to achieve the action you need.
Learn how to mold a tire iron for use as an action prop for your next film. We will guide you through the basic methods of silicone mold making straight from the professional, special effects, workshop at Synapse FX.
In this video you'll be learning how to cast the tire iron from our first tutorial on silicone mold making. We will teach you the proper methods of using a two part plastic from "Smooth-on" Products, mold strapping to keep your mold from deforming, adding a steel rod as a core to reduce flexing and seeming the edges for a final product.