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The Complete Film Production Handbook, 4th Edition by Eve Light Honthaner

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Chapter22

Shipping

 

INTRODUCTION

When you envisioned yourself working in this industry, I bet not one of you started with a vision of yourself spending months on end (from early morning until late at night), typing pro-forma shipping invoices (especially as you probably don’t even know what they are — yet) and then going home and dreaming about typing them all night long, figuring out how to best get equipment over an international border while dealing with unscrupulous customs brokers, trying to guess how many LD-3s you’re going to need to wrap your show, racing the clock to get a key prop or several boxes of raw stock to location before shooting begins for the day, discovering how to ship a cougar to Panama or a water buffalo to Hawaii. Shipping ...

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