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by Crew Connection We work with crews all over the world and always vet them to make sure our clients get the best. One of those is Crew West. The company treats smaller shoots with the same level of service as the big ones and also has one of the best time-lapse guys in the business. We talked with Michael Barcless, a Managing Assignment Editor for Crew West/Sat West. Barcless is a producer by trade and in addition to staffing shoots and providing cameras and formats, he covers MLB and the NFL (go Cardinals!).
Cold eyed they stared at me, moaning softly to themselves as if there was something they wanted to say but they couldn’t quite figure out how to make words work. I knew I had to do something, they needed food and they needed food now or the next thing on the menu might be me!!!
Every year, thousands of hopefuls flock to Los Angeles, Vancouver, and New York with a dream to make it big in the film and television industry. We live in a time where every college student with a phone has become a filmmaker. With so many people to choose from, how hard can it be to hire a professional crew for your production?
Creative jobs are just about the most fun careers in the world—but they can also be the most challenging. As anyone who works in film can attest to, it can be tough to force creativity when you’re just not feeling it. There are lots of great exercises to boost creativity out there, but it’s not always enough to use short-term tactics. If your team has been trouble getting inspired, then it may be time to think about ways you can boost overall creativity on an ongoing basis.
Seasoned producers get into a rhythm. Before they even set up a project, they have a decent idea of how long the project will take, how much money they’ll spend, and the team they want on the job. But make that shoot international and you’re sure to throw off even the most experienced professional. That said, hiring international crews doesn’t have to be a painful experience.
Your team is the backbone of the set and, like our actual backs, it’s important to keep them healthy. If they begin to suffer due to physical, mental or financial issues, then the production will equally suffer. For those old-school thinkers who believe employees are replaceable if they begin to have issues, you will spend more hiring new employees. Training and bringing replacements up to speed is time-consuming, so investing a little extra into your current employees will save money in the long run. Plus, happy employees are more effective, efficient and loyal.
ProductionHUB announces its “How Not to Screw Up When You Crew Up” panel at the StarLite Film Festival Sun., March 1 at 3 p.m. at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden (160 Plant St.). Whether you work in production or need to create promotional videos for your business, learn some tips & tricks on hiring crew and vendors for your projects and making the most of your budget.
Whether you need one camera operator or a full crew, our Production Managers will work one-on-one with you to make sure you have every position filled in time for the cameras to start rolling. Sit back, and let us do the crewing so you can focus on the important details.
The first day of shooting is always an exciting time for cast and crew, but it wouldn’t be possible without the months of pre-production that brought everyone to the set. You’re probably familiar with Edison’s quote about genius being 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Think of production as 1% realization and 99% preparation.
Whether you're shooting a low-budget feature, a Hollywood blockbuster, or a commercial for a local business, creating and managing a budget is crucial for your production. It's important to start budgeting your productions from the get-go because it can help inform some of your creative decisions. For productions that have a large crew, it’s especially important to have a production budget so that you can pay your cast and crew in a timely manner. There’s no better way to burn bridges and tarnish good relationships than not paying on schedule.