Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame gives a wonderful presentation on the process and challenges he encountered making a Dodo bird skeleton. It gives an insight into the mind of the man as well as some good creative tips. Some think he is being obsessive in the detail he embarks upon in making the Dodo bird skeleton however the questions he asks himself are typical of what a prop maker needs to consider in the course of their work.
The Dodo bird and Maltese Falcon prop
As well as making the Dodo bird skeleton Adam also discusses the making of a copy of the Maltese Falcon. A Maltese Falcon statuette was the primary prop in the 1941 Humphrey Bogart film of the same name which has become a cinema classic.
This Youtube video can also be found at “youtube.com/watch?v=29SopXQfc_s”.