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Real World Digital Video, Second Edition by Gerald Everett Jones, Pete Shaner

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Striking the Set

After the last setup of the day, follow the steps below to finish the job professionally. Your goal should be to leave the space in better condition than you found it. That way, you and other crews may have the opportunity to shoot there again.

Strike

Take down the set (or any location decorations) and your equipment as carefully as you put it up. Don't invite an accident by rushing.

Pack

Stow light fixtures and equipment in their proper cases. Coil cables and cords.

Clean Up

Bag all the trash, and carry it to receptacles and recycling bins. Wipe down the snack tables, mop the floors, and vacuum the rugs.

Restore

Put furniture, potted plants, and wall hangings back where you found them.

Touch Up

If your gaffer's tape took paint ...

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