First 100 Days: Understanding Project Types
The article provides a guide for the different types of content and the corresponding crew and gear requirements for each project. It includes descriptions for Grip Package, Interviews, OTFs, BTS, Recre, and Process segments. The guide aims to help people understand the scope of a project and what to expect during the shoot.
First 100 Days: Talk The Talk
Are you new to the world of making movies and TV shows? Are you confused by all the slang used on set? Don't worry, because in this article we will teach you some of the most common terms in the field. From "Back to One" to "That's a Wrap!", this article explains what different terms and phrases on a movie or TV production set mean and how they are used. We give clear, short explanations of each term, making it easy for newcomers to understand and follow along on set. We not only explain what each term means, but also give tips on how to use them effectively and efficiently on set. We also point out some of the most common mistakes people make when using these terms, so that people who are new to the language can avoid being embarrassed or confused.
First 100 Days: Navigating Set
This article is the second part of a four-part series that aims to provide a basic understanding of the procedures and etiquette of the television and film industry to those who have fewer than 100 days of professional experience on a film set. The article covers common locations, lunch etiquette, general tips as a production assistant, and how to ensure you get paid correctly and on time. The article also provides definitions of common terms used in the industry, such as "base camp," "crafty," "company move," "hotel," and "mileage." The six-hour rule, maximum spend, and other pro tips are discussed.
First 100 Days: Walkie Etiquette
If you've spent less than 100 days on a professional set, it's important to know the ins and outs of how things work in order to make the most of your experience in any department. This is the first in a four-part series that will help you succeed on your next professional film set and get hired again. A two-way radio is an important piece of equipment because it facilitates rapid communication between members of the crew with minimal disruption to other work areas. We'll also investigate the Motorola CP200 and its variants, the walkie-talkie used by most businesses today. We will cover how to communicate with other members of the crew while the cameras and microphones are rolling. This article is written to give crew members with beginner level status the professional level insight to do their best on set.
Setlife: The Sound Mixer
Planning, acquiring the right tools, informing producers of any additional recording needs, and ensuring perfect timing between the camera and audio are just some of the insights and tips offered in this article for sound mixers in film production. We stress the significance of providing everyone on set with live audio access and delivering high-quality sound.