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'Fringe': Property master Rob Smith on making memorable (and forgettable) mad scientist props

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2. The props department had about a week to whip up new creations

“For everything that we [did], the most amount of time we got to make something was 8 working days, so we [had] to go from the concept phase to making [the props], to putting them on camera. There was not a lot of time for R&D, you just grab onto the concept and get it approved by the producers and director and then you go,” Smith explained. “You never really know which [prop] is gonna recur, so you really get one chance and you do your best with the time and money that you’ve got.”

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