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Why props in films are more important than you think

Filmmaking techniques • Written by Genero

If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there.

Anton Chekhov

If you want to be a better filmmaker, it’s worth watching this clever video essay by Rishi Kaneria. Delving into some absolute classics, Kaneria has cut together a stunning piece about the use of props in cinema,  showing just how powerful they can be, and why they matter so much when it comes to storytelling.

Why Props Matter - Rishi Kaneria


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