Because your crew members will affect your actors, they should be cast for personal as well as technical capabilities. This chapter is titled developing rather than choosing a crew because even when experienced crew members are available, you will still need to see their work and do some trial shooting with them before the main shoot. Expect to continue developing standards and communication all through the production.
Chapter 23 strongly advised videotaping rehearsals using a documentary style of spontaneous coverage. If you haven't done so yet, reconsider and cover some rehearsals now. There are definite benefits that should be reiterated. You will: