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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 5th Edition by David K. Irving, Peter Rea

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Appendix B

Safety Issues

 

 

 

LENGTH OF A SHOOT DAY

All in a Day’s Work

Although tight shooting schedules and tight budgets may add stress to a production, it is imperative that student film shoots comply with the recommended maximum 12-hour shoot day, which should begin at crew call time and end at wrap time. Subsequently, crew must also be given proper turnaround time before reporting to set the following shoot day. When working with SAG-AFTRA actors or any union performers and minors, please abide by all union rules regarding maximum workday requirements.

The following is a true story about the dangers involved when cast and crew are subjected to extremely long shoot days (excerpt taken from the IA Local 600 web site at http://www.cameraguild.com ...

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