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Custom Prop Bodies

At Dapper Cadaver, our workshop can build custom body props and stunt dummies to meet your needs. We can add any of the following to our standard prop body models:

  • Hanging Armature
  • Poseable Armature
  • Weighting
  • Character or Actor Matching
  • Wound Matching
  • Beards and Wigs
  • Costuming
  • Tattoos and Marks

We also offer the following services to help you create your ideal prop:

  • Character Design
  • Gore FX Design
  • Lifecasting

If you would like to discuss a custom project, please email BJ Winslow at bj@dappercadaver.com or call him at (818) 771-0818.

Here are some examples of our work:

 

This 12 ft. cross tombstone was custom made for a music video.

Custom Tombstones & Graveyard Props

Dapper Cadaver offers a wide range of custom tombstone services for clients, including tombstone matching, custom engraving and more. Here are some examples of our work.

Congrats to the 2015 Academy Award Nominees!

We would like to congratulate all of the Oscar nominees, especially those in the field of production design and visual effects:

Production Design
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
“The Imitation Game” Production Design: Maria Djurkovic; Set Decoration: Tatiana Macdonald
“Interstellar” Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
“Into the Woods” Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
“Mr. Turner” Production Design: Suzie Davies; Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts

Visual Effects
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
“Guardians of the Galaxy” Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
“Interstellar” Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer

We’d like to issue a special congratulations to “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” who we’ve worked with in the past year. For a complete list of nominees visit http://variety.com/2015/film/news/oscar-nominations-2015-full-list-academy-award-nominees-1201405517/.

Art Directors Guild Awards Nominations!

We’d like to congratulate all nominees for this year’s Art Directors Guild Awards. We’d especially like to congratulate all of the nominated productions we’ve worked with in the past year; Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Gotham, The Knick, True Detective, American Horror Story: Freak Show, Fargo, House of Lies, Modern Family, Mike & Molly, The Big Bang Theory and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

To see a complete list of nominees, click here.

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2014

ONE-HOUR Period or Fantasy
SINGLE CAMERA TELEVISION SERIES
BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Episode: Golden Days for Boys and Girls
Production Designer: Bill Groom
Set Decorator: Carol Silverman
GAME OF THRONES
Episodes: The Laws of Gods and Men, The Mountain and the Viper
Production Designer: Deborah Riley
Set Decorator: Robert Cameron
GOTHAM
Episodes: Pilot, Selina Kyle, Arkham
Production Designer: Doug Kraner
Set Decorators: Regina Graves
Andrew Baseman
MAD MEN
Episode: Time Zones
Production Designer: Dan Bishop
Set Decorator: Claudette Didul
THE KNICK
Episodes: Method and Madness, Working Late A Lot
Production Designer: Howard Cummings
Set Decorator: Regina Graves

 

ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY
SINGLE CAMERA TELEVISION SERIES
HOMELAND
Episode: The Drone Queen
Production Designer: John D Kretschmer
Set Decorator: Andrew McCarthy
HOUSE OF CARDS
Episode: Chapter 18
Production Designer: Steve Arnold
Set Decorator: Tiffany Zappulla
JUSTIFIED
Episodes: A Murder of Crowes, Wrong Roads, The Toll
Production Designer: Dave Blass
Set Decorator: Shauna Aronson
THE NEWSROOM
Episodes: Boston, Main Justice, Contempt
Production Designer: Karen Steward
Set Decorator: Sandy Struth
TRUE DETECTIVE
Episodes: Pilot, Selina Kyle, Arkham
Production Designer: Alex DiGerlando
Set Decorator: Cynthia Anne Slagter

 

TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Freak Show
Episode: Massacres and Matinees
Production Designer: Mark Worthington
Set Decorator: Cynthia Anne Slagter
COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY
Episode: Unafraid of the Dark
Production Designer: Seth Reed
Set Decorators: NONE CREDITED
FARGO
Episode: The Crocodiles Dilemma
Production Designer: John Blackie
Set Decorator: Paul Healy
HOUDINI
Episodes: part 1, Part 2
Production Designer: Patrizia Von Brandenstein
Set Decorator: Melanie Baker
SHERLOCK
Episode: His Last Vow
Production Designer: Arwel W Jones
Set Decorator: Hannah Nicholson

 

HALF-HOUR SINGLE CAMERA TELEVISION SERIES
CALIFORNIFICATION
Episodes: Faith, Hope, Love; Like Father Like Son: Kickoff
Production Designer: Ray Yamagata
Set Decorator: Tim Stepeck
HOUSE OF LIES
Episode: Wreckage, Middlegame, Zha-Moreng
Production Designer: Ray Yamagata
Set Decorator: Tim Stepeck
MODERN FAMILY
Episodes: Halloween 3: Awesomeland, Marco Polo, Won’t You Be Our Neighbor
Production Designer: Claire Bennett
Set Decorator: Michael Voelker
SILICON VALLEY
Episodes: Articles of Incorporation, Signaling Risk, Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency
Production Designer: Richard Toyon
Set Decorator: Cindy Slagter
VEEP
Episodes: Clovis, Special Relationship, Debate
Production Designer: Jim Gloster
Set Decorator: Jennifer Engel

MULTI-CAMERA TELEVISION SERIES
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
Episode: How Your Mother Met Me
Production Designer: Steve Olson
Set Decorator: Susan Eschelbach
MIKE & MOLLY
Episodes: Mike & Molly’s Excellent Adventure, The Dice Lady Cometh
Production Designer: John Shaffner
Set Decorator: Lynda Burbank
THE BIG BANG THEORY
Episodes: The Locomotive Manipulation, The Convention Conundrum, The Status Quo Combustion
Production Designer: John Shaffner
Set Decorator: Ann Shea
THE MILLERS
Episodes: You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings, Man; ConTroversy, Papa Was a Rolling Bone
Production Designer: Glenda Rovello
Set Decorator: Bryan John Venegas
UNDATABLE
Episode: Pilot
Production Designer: Cabot McMullen
Set Decorator: Amber Haley