25 blog posts found matching keyword search for: Equipment Insurance in Westmont
Entertaining Safety: The Entertainment Technology Professional’s Guide to Insurance and Risk Management is a comprehensive reference guide that covers the intricacies of insurance policies and general occupational safety, tailored specifically to the needs of entertainment technology/production pros. Entertaining Safety will help even veteran business owners familiar with insurance understand the finer points of protecting their businesses, employees, and the people who enjoy the events their organizations help bring to life. In a nutshell, it will provide production pros with the roadmap to help achieve three major objectives in risk management.
There’s nothing more exciting than working on a movie. However, just like with all interesting jobs - there are plenty of details that are not as glamorous as you may think. For example, when you’re traveling with a film crew, there’s a lot of film equipment to transport to different locations. Plus, we’re usually talking about equipment that’s pretty expensive and not easy to replace. With that in mind, you need to take all the needed precautions to prevent any damage to the film equipment in transit. After all, the last thing you need is to face gear replacements on set. So, if you’re going to be packing and relocating film equipment - we’ve got a couple of tips for you!
As the resident equipment nerd and Technology Editor for ProductionHUB, I am constantly on the lookout for the coolest, newest gear. It just might be the best part of my job here. Working on getting the new equipment you want into the workflow equipment on a regular basis will require good record keeping, and some thoughtful analysis of where you are right now with your business (and where you want to get to).
Making any kind of film is time consuming and expensive. A large part of the cost comes from buying, or more realistically for a student crew with just a handful of people, renting high quality equipment. Not least because insurance could make the rental prohibitively expensive.
Traveling or moving with filmmaking gear poses numerous challenges. To avoid misplacing or damaging your equipment, there are many things to keep in mind. Our tips will help you safely pack and transport your filmmaking kit, wherever you are heading.
Working in the film, modeling, or entertainment industry as a photographer or a camera person requires travel all the time. If your job involves traveling with production gear from one location to another frequently, it can be daunting and even stressful. Filming equipment is costly, and even the slightest bit of damage may prevent it from operating correctly. With that in mind, here is a useful guide that should help you protect your production gear while traveling.
Thursday, March 19th - It was a rainy evening in downtown Los Angeles and we were setting up for Day 2 of Production on my new TV show Limited Edition. I had spent the past 15 months getting to this point; writing, securing funding, casting, location scouting, rehearsing, shot listing. I had successfully grown my commercial company Vitascope Arts into a six-figure business over the course of only a few years but this was going to be my first big step into creating fully produced original content, completely in-house. I had a lot riding on the show and I was more prepared for this project than anything I had ever done in my life. On this Thursday, most of the state had already been ordered to begin social distancing, to stay home, and all large gatherings had been banned. We were on set working, payroll had been financed, equipment had been paid for, insurance covered, locations booked, yet we all knew our production could be shut down at any moment. And then, just like that, one of my crew members scrolled their phone and announced “The Mayor just shut down all of Los Angeles. We have until midnight.” Full lockdown. It was a surreal feeling. Not only would the production have to shut down indefinitely but we weren’t even supposed to be outside of our homes. Everything was immediately put into perspective and the world would be changed forever. Let’s go back a few months.
Whether you’re self-employed or part of a studio, being a filmmaker and camera operator requires a lot of investment. You’re investing time into finding work, energy into getting projects off the ground, and money into the equipment that helps you do your job. For more independent filmmakers, that last one is arguably the most important — and costly.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are taking over the skies. They’re being used for everything from “reality capture” (as detailed for businesses to sheer enjoyment by hobbyists. As regulations become clearer and equipment grows increasingly affordable and user-friendly, the production industry is taking up its fair share of the sky, too. More video crews than ever are certified to fly small UAVs for commercial purposes. For more on what this means for both production crews and clients looking to hire drone services, we talked to Ryan Goble, Senior DP and FAA-certified drone pilot at Running Pony.
Though it’s clear to everyone that the COVID-19 saga is going to drag on for a while yet, there’s certainly light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccination efforts have been going fairly well, all things considered, and lockdowns (while frustrating in so many ways) have been slowing the spread enough to keep hospitals going. Furthermore, we’ve all become so accustomed to the demands of this era that mere hints of normalcy feel extremely refreshing.