I could be travelling a <Insert ridiculous 7 figure value here> Zeiss camera zoom lens 15 metres across a room, over all of this stuff, through two doorways, having been awake and running around for 10 straight hours, after a 5 am wake up call and not even wobble. In fact I do every day.Read More
Camera department quirks PART II - DONT MISS IT! "Below you will find a SUPER hack list of things that you can try to make for yourself at home, to add to your accessory kit, along with a fancy little gallery of the things that we ourselves have made and seen on set."Read More
CRAFTING!! (or Camera dept. quirks part I)... By crafting I mean taking paper, plastic, card, Corex (an oft-used film corrugated plastic that's like old boots to cut), and fashioning them into various pieces of camera accessory that either aren't readily available, don't work how we want them to or are simply too expensive.Read More
Loader's kit, A.K.A The best way to loose all of your hard earned money!... "This list was compiled as an amalgam of of the kit between two loaders that I assisted on a high level production; and whilst not complete (you'll need to add and take away according to what you best feel suits your own team's needs), it is comprehensive."Read More
Here, for your exclusive reading and plagiaristic viewing pleasure, are a selection of resources that I have used, do use, know and love from around the infobahn hyperspace. Eat, chew, wiki... repeat.Read More
The first 'big production' that I ever worked on, just premiered over on the fabulous Channel4, purveyors of (amongst other things) nuts-brilliant comedy drama, including our show. Read on for the lowdown.Read More
Our brand spanking new Glossary page has just gone live on the site for your viewing pleasure. How exciting!
Covering various terminology, kit and roles on set, as well as important but occasionally confounding names given to things that you can expect to find in the professional working arena; this is your one-stop shop for all things related to the working life of a crew member in the film industry.
You'll find some shiny pictures to accompany the more confusing things, as well as useful links that include training information and other interesting facts.
Enjoy, comment and share this page to other newbies, and feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section below, of things that you'd like to see added, as the Glossary grows over time.
Crew Anomalies, or 10 funny things about Film & TV Crews
"5. The Grips have the chat. If you ever want to know the 'unofficial' or politically incorrect or HR terror-inducing name for something on set, ask a Grip"
Everything that I do lays testimony to my efforts, both good and bad. Everything that I do now, bears witness to the developments that I have made professionally and artistically and I have to be willing to show them to the world, to potential detractors and to potential admirers, if I am ever to be developed as a filmmaker.Read More
It was beautiful to look at… and I mean beautiful. Negative space, handsome symmetry and diagonal lines and depth of field as tight a a nine bob note. Sunny, shaky lighting in areas, conversations staged hard and clean and white in kitchens, on porches, on steps, in caramelly, mahogany panelled rooms.Read More