C H A P T E R 2 8

DEVELOPING A CREW

ON CREW AND ACTORS

USING PEOPLE WITH EXPERIENCE

Because crew members affect your actors, they should be cast for personal as well as technical capabilities. This chapter is titled “developing,” rather than “choos-ing,” a crew because even when experienced technicians are available, you still need to see their work and do some trial shooting with key members before the main shoot. Expect to continue developing standards and communication all through the production.

“Videotaping Rehearsals” in Chapter 25 strongly advised using a documentary style of spontaneous coverage to record practice sessions. If you haven’t yet done so, consider covering some rehearsals. In addition to the benefits already mentioned, ...

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