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 what people really love me for? All the extra little things. Ibuprofen comes in handy all the time. Gum? Yeah, everyone wants a piece after lunch. A power strip for the producers, a cube tap or two to lend to audio or hair and makeup, and a couple of kinds of phone chargers for use by all. A card reader (oh, you have no idea how many times there has been a still camera on set but no reader… Except mine), some snack food to share, and more. All of these are things that it’s not my job to bring, but that make a huge difference for the people around me.

I don’t know for sure that they’re why I get called back, but the producers love them, the rest of the crew appreciate the extra little bits, and they come along everywhere I go. I’m always on the lookout for ways to make life easier so I can get out and make TV and Films happen!

About Randy Lee
Shooter. Editor. Colorist. Filmmaker. Coffee Addict. Workaholic.
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