If you are producing a film, it is important to feed hot meals at regular intervals to the cast and crew. Filmmaking crews need to have the strength and energy they need to shoot the movie well, and meals together are great bonding experiences for the cast and crew. Additionally, meals ensure that the movie cast and crew stay on set during meal breaks.
- Along with craft services, feeding your crew is also…expected, and really essential for several reasons.…First of all, if you don't feed your crew,…and feed them well, they will go off-set to get their…own food, and that greatly increases the chance…that lunch will be longer then you want it to be.…A hot meal also makes the crew feel appreciated.…It enhances the quality of the break that they take,…when it's time to eat.…Look at all of these talented, creative people mingling,…and networking, and laughing together.…Letting your crew relax and eat a nice meal together,…seems to strengthen the unity amongst the crew,…and give them a renewed since of creativity.…
Some unions insist as part of their agreements,…that the crew be fed hot meals, that these meals…occur every six hours.…Though we didn't have any union crew, we still followed…these rules, 'cause it's just a good way to treat people.…Even when we had a short day, with minimal crew,…on the first day of production, we still fed everyone…great snacks, and had a croissant sandwich bar for lunch.…
Find the rest of the courses in the series—on everything from script writing to directing—on Chad's author page.
- Understanding the role of different crew members
- Sending out call sheets
- Using a slate
- Keeping continuity with a script supervisor and production photographer
- Keeping the crew fed, happy, and safe
- Rescheduling shoots
- Dealing with wardrobe for a large cast
- Using special effects makeup
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Creating a Short Film: 05 Directingwith Chad Perkins2h 27m Appropriate for all
Creating a Short Film: 03 Pre-Productionwith Chad Perkins2h 13m Appropriate for all
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
"The Assurance"7m 43s
1. Common Crew Members
2. Film Production Basics
4. Keeping the Crew Happy
5. Our Big Resets
6. Working with Props
7. Preparing to Shoot
8. Special Effects Makeup
Final thoughts1m 33s
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