28 Mar Binder Clips

These clips have multiple uses for us. Our backdrops are created by placing painted insulation foam sheets in front of a permanent backdrop that was created out of plywood and is used for our quarterly FX. Prior to installing the hinged metal backdrop holders that we currently...

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01 Mar T-Square

We cut a lot of foam core and insulation foam for signage. Often, we carve the foam using a hot knife, but when we need a straight, clean cut-this is a must have tool....

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01 Mar Cutting Foam Core

Cutting foam core can be tedious and tricky but if you have the right equipment, it makes the process a lot easier. A lot depends on the type of foam core you are cutting, as different knives work best on certain types of foam core....

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28 Feb Create a Creative Process

We have tried a variety of different things to enhance our creative process for building sets and creating environments. For now, we've landed on this rhythm. 3 Weeks Out: Email Creative Team About three weeks prior to the start of a new month, I send and e-mail to...

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22 Feb High Reach Hook

We've all been in retail stores where the shirt, sweater, or jacket we want is hanging on the highest hook and we can't access it without a ladder. When I've been in that situation and ask the store clerk for help, they usually get a...

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20 Feb Cricut

While this tool can be quiet expensive, it is a huge time-saver. If at all possible, you'll want to budget for one as it is a wonderful tool that cuts letters & shapes of all sizes....

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18 Feb 48″ Ruler

A ruler seems to be an obvious tool to have in your collection, but it is important when designing sets to have a straight edge long enough to measure and cut large pieces of paper, foam core, poster board, etc. We prefer an aluminum or stainless...

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16 Feb Hot Knife

While insulation foam is a great option for creating backdrops and other elements of a set; cutting it into desired shapes can be tedious. We've found that a hot knife is the best option for carving shapes, letters and other curved pieces of the set....

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