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Most constructed sets are empty rooms, void of life and character.  Set decorators bring in everything from rugs and drapes to items on surfaces, artwork on the walls, and anything the actors do not touch.  The quality of the set dressing not only adds to the visual impact of the frame, but to the characters themselves.
This module takes you inside the set decorating process, on a tour of a Hollywood prop house, and gives you dozens of tips and techniques for dressing your set, whether it's on a soundstage or a real location.


  • 33:17 video that teaches you how to dress a set
  • Video walk through of a Los Angeles prop house
  • Illustrated resource guide
  • Use of Trademark contract template
  • Use of Artwork contract template
  • Product Placement contract template
  • Use of Still Photos contract template
  • Use of Poster contract template


  • How to work in an existing location
  • How to dress a constructed set
  • How to navigate prop houses
  • How to use set dressing to create more character depth
  • How to avoid copyright issues
  • Determine whether to rent or buy set dressing
It was a very well thought out video and I love the attention to detail and the fact that the subject matter focused on the
aesthetic and storytelling aspects of editing.
   - Cedric Pounds, Chabot College