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Back to Basics: Electricity on Set

Electricity is vital to what we do. Unless you’re making a silent film outdoors at noon, you’re going to have to plug something in to get your masterpiece shot. On big shoots, you’ve got an on-set crew for dealing with electrical – indie shoots, not so much. So here’s some VERY basic info that you

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Back to Basics: Safety on Set

Production is pretty dangerous. I can’t even count the times I’ve been shocked, cut, burned, or otherwise injured while on the job (don’t tell HR, I hate forms). But that’s the nature of my chosen profession: lots of metal equipment, enormous lights meant to mimic the Sun, and an electrical backend that could charge an

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Back to Basics: Read Your Contracts

This one is really simple: Read every single word of anything you sign.   I don’t care what the situation is. I don’t care what it’s for. I don’t care if there’s someone impatiently waiting for you to sign it. Read. Every. Word. And FYI – the impatient waiting thing is a tactic to pressure

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Back to Basics: Academic Discounts

OK, not really a Basic, but still an overly ignored option for college students – and it came up recently, so whatever. Because software companies want to get you young (similar to drug dealers), they offer crazy discounts on their software if you can prove you’re a student. Some of these deals also include years

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Back to Basics: How to Coil a Cable

Being the crotchety old man that I am, I feel that kids these days – specifically production kids – have lost an appreciation for the fundamentals of our industry. So I’m starting a series of articles called Back to Basics, to try and teach you skinny jean models the things you should already know. First

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