Monthly Archives: January 2013

Downtime? Prep something

Film, TV and the like end up having a lot of hurry up and wait. Rush to get 6 cameras out the door in the morning. Wait in the van for 45 minutes before you can leave for location. Rush … Continue reading

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Read your call sheet!

A few nights ago I received a text: “Call time 10AM at the PO”. Ok, I haven’t seen a call sheet yet, but I can work with that. 10 it is. 3 hours later the call sheet came in. Luckily … Continue reading

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If you want it done right…

I recently 1st ACd a pilot for MTV that at its best was… Organized chaos. The rest of the time, well, don’t ask. 15-minutes scheduled for load-out the first day, 7 cameras (2 F800s, 2 EX3s, 3 go pros) and … Continue reading

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It’s the little things

As an AC, there are quite a few job-specific tools that I know I need to bring daily. Lens tissues, canned air, gaffers tape, a stubby screwdriver, and a whole lot more. It’s just part of the job. You know … Continue reading

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Bring everything everywhere.

Have you ever left your wallet behind when you’ve gone out shopping? Or the frisbee when you head to the park? Why in the world would you leave any tools behind when you go to work? In my time as … Continue reading

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