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Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production, 2nd Edition by Lorene Wales

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The Transportation Department

 

 

 

 

This chapter outlines the one department that is rarely seen on a low-budget film. The transportation department is responsible for all production vehicles and picture vehicles. In low budget, the only production vehicle may be one truck that serves the grip, electric, camera, and even sometimes craft service departments. In high-budget productions, each of these departments has its own vehicle, as do other departments such as art, wardrobe, and makeup. In addition to the transportation personnel, this chapter discusses the many production trucks that exist, what their purposes are, and how many might be needed based on script and budget level. Figure 16.1 illustrates the transportation hierarchy. ...

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