I’d like to start this post with a disclaimer: I DID NOT MAKE THIS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING HOUSE OF CARDS, but I’m sure glad I got to meet the guy that did. This is a good example of the difference between a prop “master” and a prop “stylist.” A prop “master” is someone who builds props for productions. I often get requests to build props that aren’t readily available, but it’s never anything to this complexity. If I were to build something of this magnitude, I’d be pretty confidant that you could fill an 8 hour audio book of me cursing. Rich Schiller was the genius behind this task. You know when you’ve come across a true “master” who brushes his shoulders with this stuff when destroying his masterpiece after the shoot affected him like killing a fly.
I, as the “stylist” was responsible for providing all the clothing and furniture/decor items you see in the shot, as well as all the rugs, lamp, pillow, chotchkies, and rack of clothing and shoes that didn’t make the cut. Then on the day of the shoot, I finesse everything for the art director and photographer so that everyone walks away happy.
A HUGE thank you to Saverio Truglia for having me on board this fun project!
Client: Re/Max, Agency: Leo Burnett Chicago, Art Director: Flavio Pina, Art Producer: Mariana Perin, Photographer: Saverio Truglia, Props: Rich Schiller, Retouching: Stick Digital, CGI: Paradigm Color, Producer: Monica Zaffarano, Styling: Courtney Rust, Hair and Make up: Gina Ussel, Location: Levinson Locations