In last year’s Guardians Of The Galaxy there is a scene in which Peter Quill — and later Yondu — visit a broker’s shop on Xandar, where inside he has two stunning glass sculptures on display alongside the Zodiac Key. One running rumor about these sculptures is that one is, in fact, the Earth-made Cosmic Cube as seen in many Marvel comics (many refer to the Tesseract as The Cosmic Cube, but the actual Cosmic Cube was created by Advance Idea Mechanics — A.I.M. for short). Or maybe they were simply cool-looking sculptures to add a touch of class to the set. Whatever their true purpose, it is interesting to see how these unique pieces were created by L.A. based artist Jack Storms thanks to his use of cold glass sculpting.
Designing and creating props for a film can make or break a production, especially in the science fiction genre. While characters are important to moving a film’s story along, props are used to flesh out the world that story takes place in. Whether it is something as big and important as the Death Star in Star Wars, or something as insignificant as the light-up umbrellas in Blade Runner, every prop serves a purpose to immerse the audience into the world of the film. Storms says it takes anywhere from 8 to 18 weeks to make one of his pieces, and all that for less than a minute of screen time. That is true dedication to a craft.
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