In a film, any item an actor interacts with is considered a prop. Whether it’s Indiana Jones’ whip, a Jedi’s lightsaber, the cardboard cutout castle in Monty Python, or the “horses” they rode.
Every prop in any given movie needs to be believable to the audience. If it doesn’t look the part, the whole scene may break the experience for viewers. In older movies this wasn’t so significant, but with Hi-Res, Blu-Ray, and now 4k televisions, even barcodes can be made out on screen. This means that it is a far greater challenge to recreate a facsimile of the real thing, and the smallest mistake will likely be noticed and called out.
So when TriStar Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Disney, or other production studios are looking to film, it often makes more sense to rent or lease props than to spend the money to buy or build them. The more contemporary a movie is, however, the more the actual article is needed and a replica just won’t cut it.
Alaska Structures creates engineered fabric structures used extensively by research organizations, military forces, guide outfitters, and adventure companies operating around the world. So when a movie or television producer requests a scene with a fabric building or camp system used by actual organizations, governments, or businesses, they turn to Alaska Structures. Alaska Structures offers purchase or lease options for the movie and television production.
“12 Strong - The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers” premiers in the United States on January 19th. Alaska Structures is the leading supplier of military shelter systems used by Department of Defense (DOD) and allied forces in the Middle East. For the creation of “12 Strong”, leasing the actual military shelter systems used by the soldiers the story is based on, helps tell the story more accurately while drawing the audience into a realistic setting.
Past Alaska Structures Movie Appearances
“12 Strong” is the most recent full-length motion picture that features Alaska Structures. Below are additional movie productions that feature Alaska Structures’ fabric buildings.
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Written by: John Long and Michael France
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker
Production Company: Carolco Pictures, Canal+, Pioneer, RCS Video (in Association with) Cliffhanger Productions
Distributed by: TriStar Pictures (a division of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group)
Directed by: James Cameron
Written by: Claude Zidi, Simon Michael
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold
Production Company: 20th Century Fox (owned by 21st Century Fox) and Lightstorm Entertainment
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Directed by: Michael Bay
Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel
Production Company: Di Bonaventura Pictures and Hasbro Studios
Distributed by: DreamWorks Pictures (North America) and Paramount Pictures (International)
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