ER - The PropMasters - goes behind-the-scenes of the multi-Emmy(R)-winning show and NBC television hit, ER to show the technically demanding job of prop masters Rick Kerns and Rick Ladomade and their crew. See a stunt scene of the collapse of a third floor balcony loaded with party goers and learn how a plastic BBQ and rubber beer cans made it safer for the stunt people. In a scene involving the birth of a baby, see the crew, dressed in scrubs, position and operate an animatronic baby while the scene is actually being filmed. Witness the construction and evolution of the prosthetic for the _pregnantÓ mother. Also learn how the prop people handle ordinary medical props such as name tags and stethoscopes and everyday items such as cell phones and pizzas. Executive producer and director John Wells talks of the early days of ER and the challenges involved with building a complete emergency room_s worth of props. Cast members, the production designer, and heads of special effects and stunts emphasize the teamwork necessary to produce the fast-paced gritty reality of ER. Comes complete with Bonus Material & a CD-ROM for Students & Faculty. _ Includes suggested curriculum material for television production courses currently taught in university and college Film/TV programs. _ Includes outtakes and interviews with actors and other ER principals. .
Program Length: 30 minutes