Working on a film set can be exciting, exhausting, and hectic all at the same time. There are so many things to set up, to fix. So many people you need to ask about what goes where and who needs to be here or there. However, having what you need to make the video production shoot go by as smoothly as possible is a huge bonus.
What Should I Being to a Video Shoot?
1.First rule: bring lots of water. It is easy to get dehydrated by standing around all day handling the hot lights and the heavy equipment. Bring a refillable water bottle so you can keep the environment safe and stay as hydrated as possible throughout your long day of shooting.
2. Make sure you have a phone charger. It is likely you will barely be using your phone at all, but just in case you forgot to charge it the night before and need it for directions on your way home, it is always better to be safe than sorry. However, don’t forget to turn your ringer off. Don’t be that person on set who’s phone goes off in the middle of a take.
3. Bring extras. Of everything. Whether it be SD cards, gaffers tape, or lens caps, bring more than one. Sometimes things get lost, and it may not even be your fault. So don’t forget to bring more than one of everything, just in case. It can only help, and odds are you won’t even need them.
4. Take a backpack with you. Backpacks can be extremely helpful during a shoot, and not just because that’s where you can store all of your belongings. You might need to transport the equipment to another area, and having a backpack with you could be a huge benefit to the crew.
When working on a video shoot, it is important to always come prepared. It makes you seem professional, which is always a good thing. The last thing you should always have with you is a good attitude. It sounds cheesy, but everyone around you silently thanks you for it.