Film Set Design

Movie Prop Rentals is a one-stop-shop for film set design. You’ve seen our props and sets in “Last of the Mohicans,” “Into the Blue,” “Bad Boys,” “Step Up Revolution,” “Jeepers Creepers,” “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” and “Drop Zone.” Whether you just need a few choice props or a full set, you can count on us to make your next film project look well-dressed. 


What Goes Into Excellent Film Set Design?

The best film set design transports audiences to a particular time period and location, as dictated by the script. It could involve constructing the entire environment from scratch or making use of existing architecture with props and other visual details. A good film set designer researches the screenplay and works closely with the directorial team to bring their artistic vision to life, while employing best practices in color coordination, prop curation, and light design. Art Directors and Production Designers comb over every detail on-set to make sure the look of the film achieves the goals of the story. We dream, draw, build models, paint, and construct. In a sense, a film set designer is that necessary bridge between imagination and reality.


Film Set Design Ideas

explosion on streetSome of the directors we work alongside have very specific needs for their films. They come to us because they know they can count on us to find that one bizarre prop – like a wicker wheelchair from the 1800s or the life-sized interior of an Egyptian tomb. They know that if there is anything we can’t find in our vast, company-owned prop house, we’ll make it quickly, effectively, and affordably in our 3D Foam Carving and Fabrication studio.

Other directors come to us for specific film set design ideas. They have the script and a general idea of the type of aesthetic they’re looking for, but they’re not 100% sure how to best achieve it (not to mention, within budget). We are happy to bridge the knowledge gap, putting decades of Hollywood experience to work for you. We can help you make the most of a location shoot with the right lighting and props, or construct an elaborate world in the studio. 


What Is Film Set Design?

What is film set design? Well, the answer varies from person to person, but we offer full set design from conceptualization through execution. We handle all your needs from design, procurement, and custom fabrication, to shipping, setup, and tear down. Lighting, sound, aesthetics – we’ve done it all, to great effect. Whether you need a few services or the full shebang, Movie Prop Rentals acts as a “go-to” resource for film productions big and small.

  • For a low-budget indie film, set design may include basic lighting elements (key, fill, and backlighting), backdropping, and prop rental. The goal is to trick spectators into presuming there is more to the scene than meets the eye. We aim to save the client considerable money, without making the film appear “cheap.”
  • For major motion pictures, there are many hours of consulting, large-scale construction projects, moving light rigs, prop curation, and custom fabrication. The goal is to fully immerse actors and audiences into a new environment that looks stunning and impressive on film. Versatility, flexibility, and imagination are key.

Our core personnel consists of two award-winning art directors, a production designer, a construction foreman, and a full set of crew with years of experience arranging film sets quickly, safely, and effectively. You’ll be working with a respected team of talented professionals who bring a “can-do” mindset to your production and add tremendous value to your project. We’re based in Miami and Atlanta, but will gladly travel anywhere in the USA, where our services and expertise are needed. Contact us to bounce ideas around and receive a free quote for your next film set design.