Looking to make movie props based on favorite movies and TV shows (both new and old). for fan made films and conventions. Read more
This project was successfully funded on August 10, 2012.
About this project
So who am I :
My name is Josh Hallisey i am an aspiring Prop Maker looking to further my artistic portfolio, create projects for me and others who enjoy iconic film and movies, I would love to challenge myself with taking requests and making people here at kickstart there own props from movies and shows they love.
I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Boston Massachusetts.
Early in my adult life i became interested in Entertainment. More Film and TV props to be specific. Not because how amazing they can look but, the true emotional value they have to viewers and fans.
I believe in quality standards, even in my prototype i was a stickler for measurements. I have worked in the fields of Light and sound, for a major company in Massachusetts. Doing Light and sound work for many occasions. I have much experience making products by hand due to my prior years working in a machine shop. as a boy i built models to pass time so i am confident in my fine detail painting. and as an adult i was also a painter, and eventually dabbled in construction work.
What is my Kickstart Project:
My project is a replica Ghostbusters Ghost trap prop. My backers will recieve what is listed for my rewards, if you are one of my big backers you can specify what style trap you want a ghostbusters 1 or 2. the styles are different. I am an aspiring prop maker, and have a high attention for detail. I want to apologize for my project video as i get camera shy.I am looking to attend Local shows and conventions with my made props. And make as many as i can with the low amount of 1,000$. i will be making them with as many vintage screen identified pieces that i can. that's where the funds are needed as most parts are hard to find and over 25 years old.
Ghostbusters is a 1984 movie about 3 parapsychology professors who make it their life's work to rid New York City of ghosts, poltergeists and other paranormal entities.
What is my Goal, why the money: I am trying to recreate the amazingly detailed equipment featured in the movie. There are several pieces of equipment that where used in Ghostbusters.I will be making the Ghost trap to start, I have made A prototype for each movie took me about a day and a half to get all the measurements correct. to get the most detailed props i need to use vintage parts from the 80's and earlier. some of these can be difficult to find but in result is the best way to go. the second best is Resin casts but those are almost as difficult to find.
What is a ghost trap you may ask?
A piece of ghostbusting equipment almost as important as the proton pack in the Ghostbusters universe, the ghost trap was used for detaining and transporting "busted" ghosts until they could be safely stuffed into the Ecto Containment Unit. Believed by some to entrap the ghost with a laser containment field, precisely how the trap works was never fully explained in the films The ghost traps were worn on the Ghostbusters' belts via a custom belt attachment, and each included a pedal for opening the trap remotely while a ghost was held in the proton pack's containment stream. Although the traps look similar in both Ghostbusters 1 and 2, there are subtle differences in several details as well as overall shape. Most noticeable is the colour of the tubes on the left side of the trap. These were red in GB1 and silver in GB2 . It is believed the smaller size of the trap in Ghostbusters 2 was because the actors complained about the weight of the traps.
My closing statement: First and foremost i want to thank everyone of my potential backers, and my backers. I can guarantee you, you will NOT be disappointed. you will be getting great quality rewards!
Thank you for your support! I couldn't do it without you!
"Ghostbusters" and "Ghost-Design" are registered Trademarks of Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. Some Images acquired from gbfans.com
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Pledge $1 or more
Every day photo updates of progress. and a thank you.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
will provide you with the actual plans i used to create my traps along with picture updates (as i am making the trap). and a collection of tips and tricks i have learned from speaking and researching with some of the best prop makers around.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
you will get your own kit with no cosmetic plates or detail parts to kick start your own project it will be painted black and will come already assembled if requested.
also you will get
will provide you with the actual plans i used to create my traps along with picture updates (as i am making the trap). and a collection of tips and tricks i have learned from speaking and researching with some of the best prop makers aroundEstimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or more
you will get your own ghost trap kit with aluminum plates, the kit will be bare so it will need to be painted black, this is a special kit for the more Do it your selfer's like myself. knobs will not be included.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
Ghost trap with aluminum plating no detail parts. or lights installed. connectors knobs and attachments will be needed, i will supply a list and where to buy them all.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $130 or more
Special kit, backers will get there own ghost trap with all parts just with lights not included, it will not be painted, unless you request it. and will come with directions for assemblyEstimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or more
1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)
will get there own ghost trap with all parts just with lights not includedEstimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)
This is a special kit that includes EVERYTHING for a complete ghost trap like the 300$ pledge except it is for the users who like to build it themselves. in this kit you will receive all required pieces, stickers/decals and instructions on how to build it. light kit included but will need to be installed yourself. it can be pre painted by request.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $300 or more
ghost trap complete with lightsEstimated delivery:
- (10 days)