24 March 2020

Closed Until Further Notice

Uncategorized

We, at Dick George Creatives, have taken the decision that, in the current climate, for the safety of our staff and the general public, will be closing our workshop until further notice. We will still be contactable via email should you wish to send us your enquiries, alternatively to discuss your ideas and prop requirements…

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09 March 2020

Flashback Friday – James Bond Skyfall Props

Film & Television

With the imminent return of 007 in No Time to Die, rumoured to be Daniel Craig’s last, we were reminded of his previous outings as the British special agent and, in particular, Skyfall. We were thrilled to be involved with such an iconic movie and all which that entails. We manufactured all of the furniture…

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05 March 2020

Use of Props in Experiential Marketing

Exhibitions & Events

What is Experiential Marketing? Experiential Marketing is an immersive advertising experience for the consumer. This allows the consumer to be fully enveloped in the product, engaging all of their senses thus creating an emotional and memorable connection to the brand. The aim is to influence purchase decisions and generate customer loyalty. Social media can be…

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25 February 2020

Raising money for the charity War Child

Other
war child logo

As part of our ongoing support for immensely worthy causes we are, this year, raising money for the charity War Child. In support of them, Dick is riding the 100 mile Ride London bike ride this August. Donate via Just Giving The War Child organisation does amazing work in supporting young people in conflict and…

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06 February 2020

The Importance of Props in Film

Film & Television
Da Vinci Code Cryptex

What are Props? You may consider the actors or the plot, the costumes or the music the most important elements of a production. However, imagine the experience without props. These are all of the other items, sometimes seemingly insignificant, that make the scene real and believable. On many occasions the props enhance scenes and may…

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17 November 2019

Helen Mirren arrives in our sedan chair for the premier of Catherine the Great

Film & Television
Photographer taking picture of Helen Mirren arriving at the premier of Catherine the Great

We were approached by Sky to design and build a period sedan chair to carry Helen Mirren onto the Red Carpet. The Premier was at the Curzon Street Cinema in Mayfair and they wanted her to arrive in style, carried by four Cossacks. Once the project outline was agreed we had just four weeks to…

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17 November 2019

Giant Gorilla for Burna Boy

Exhibitions & Events
Making the giant gorilla for Burna Boy

In our working life we get a huge number of unusual requests, however, this was our first moving giant Gorilla! We were approached by Burna Boy’s management company, as they were looking to create a truly spectacular entrance for the artist at the start of the UK leg of his African Giant Tour 2019. Their…

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24 June 2019

Stained “Glass” Window Prop

Film & Television Theatre

We were involved in an interesting project recently where we needed to manufacture an enormous stained glass window in the form of a giant map which, for health and safety reasons and due to weight restrictions, wasn’t glass. The completed piece was 2.4 metres wide and 6 metres high. The lead detail on the map…

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15 June 2019

Pirbright Institute – Cheltenham Science Festival

Exhibitions & Events

The Pirbright Institute were running an event for which they needed multiple stations for timed, team events. Each area needed to be an independent task, a scientific problem which needed to be solved. As this was a family event provision needed to be made for children as well as adults. We needed to create games…

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15 May 2019

Giant Flower Props for RHS

Exhibitions & Events

This was our first project with The Royal Horticultural Society and we were very pleased to work with Detail Design Consultants, who were the main contractors. The brief was to create over-sized floral shapes that were highly reflective. These were to be used to decorate the inside of one of the marquee structures which had…

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