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“SET-READY”
Certification Curriculum
Created by John Grace
for I. A. T. S. E. Local 480
New Mexico Studio Mechanics
Curric...
Curriculum Overview
1) Pros & Cons of Working in Film :30
Curriculum Overview
1) Pros & Cons of Working in Film :30
2) Organization and Management :30
Curriculum Overview
1) Pros & Cons of Working in Film :30
2) Organization and Management :30
3) Call Sheets & Communicatio...
Curriculum Overview
1) Pros & Cons of Working in Film :30
2) Organization and Management :30
3) Call Sheets & Communicatio...
Curriculum Overview
1) Pros & Cons of Working in Film :30
2) Organization and Management :30
3) Call Sheets & Communicatio...
Curriculum Overview
1) Pros & Cons of Working in Film :30
2) Organization and Management :30
3) Call Sheets & Communicatio...
Curriculum Overview
1) Pros & Cons of Working in Film :30
2) Organization and Management :30
3) Call Sheets & Communicatio...
Curriculum Overview
1) Pros & Cons of Working in Film :30
2) Organization and Management :30
3) Call Sheets & Communicatio...
The Film Business and You
• PROS
• Education
The Film Business and You
• PROS
• Education
• Food
The Film Business and You
• PROS
• Education
• Food
• Money
The Film Business and You
• PROS
• Education
• Food
• Money
• People
The Film Business and You
• PROS
• Education
• Food
• Money
• People
• Travel
The Film Business and You
• CONS
• Weather
The Film Business and You
• CONS
• Weather
• Exhaustion
The Film Business and You
• CONS
• Weather
• Exhaustion
• Job Security
The Film Business and You
• CONS
• Weather
• Exhaustion
• Job Security
• Relationships
The Film Business and You
• CONS
• Weather
• Exhaustion
• Job Security
• Relationships
• Scam Artists
On-Set
Production
Prod.
Support
Pre-Production
Prod. Office and Logistics
Vanities
Who Are All These People?
• The Producing Team
• Executive Producer (aka the Money)
• Producer (Day to Day Supervisor)
• C...
Who Are All These People?
• The Directing Team
• Director
• 1st
Assistant Director
• Second AD
• Second-Second AD
• Key Se...
Who Are All These People?
• The Production Office
• Production Office Coordinator
• APOC
• Production Accountant
• Payroll...
• The Camera Department
• Director of Photography (DP)
• Camera Operator
• First Assistant Camera
• Second Assistant Camer...
Who Are All These People?
• The Electric Department
• Gaffer or Chief Lighting Tech.
• Best Boy Electric (ACLT)
• Lamp Ope...
Who Are All These People?
• The Grip Department
• Key Grip
• Best Boy
• Grips
• Dolly Grip
• Rigging Grips (Same Structure)
Who Are All These People?
• The Sound Department
• Sound Mixer
• Boom Operator (aka “Boomer”)
• Utility Sound (Cable Pulle...
Who Are All These People?
• The Art Department
• Set Designer
• Art Director
• Property Master
• Set Decorator
• On-Set Dr...
Who Are All These People?
• The Construction Department
• Construction Coordinator
• Construction Foreman
• Construction G...
Who Are All These People?
• Paint and Scenic
• Key Scenic / Lead Painter
• Paint and Scenic Forepersons
• Paint Gang Boss
...
Who Are All These People?
• The Property Department
• Prop Master
• Assistant Prop Master
• Props Buyer
• Props Person
• P...
Who Are All These People?
• The Locations Department
• Locations Manager
• Assistant Locations Manager
• Locations PA
• Lo...
Who Are All These People?
• Hair and Makeup Departments
• Dept. Head Hair
• Key Hair Stylist
• Asst. Hair Stylists
• Makeu...
Who Are All These People?
• Wardrobe Department
• Costume Designer
• Costume Supervisor
• Key / Key Set Costumers
• Costum...
Who Are All These People?
• Special Effects and Stunts
• Special Effects Coordinator
• Special Effects Foreman
• Special E...
Who Are All These People?
• The Transportation Department
• Transportation Coordinator
• Transportation Captain (Superviso...
Who Are All These People?
• The Casting Department
• Casting Director
• Assistant Casting Director
• Background Actors Cas...
Who Are All These People?
• Teacher, Catering & Craft Service
• Studio Teacher (Child Welfare)
• Caterer (Private Business...
Who Are All These People?
• Publicity and Medical
• Unit Publicist
• Still Photographer (IATSE 600)
• EPK Crew
• Script Su...
Organization & Management
Next: What are Guilds and Unions?
• Guilds
– DGA, SAG
– WGA
• Unions
– IATSE - Studio Mechanics
...
What Are Guilds and Unions?
• SAG, the DGA and the Writers Guild
Screen Actors Guild (SAG/AFTRA)
• The Taft-Hartley Act
Di...
What Are Guilds and Unions?
• IATSE: Formally Known as the
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage
Employees, Moving Pi...
What Are Guilds and Unions?
• IATSE - Structure
• President**
• Business Agent
• Secretary-Treasurer*
• 4 Vice Presidents*...
What Are Guilds and Unions?
• IATSE - Signatory Productions
• Business Agent and Contracts
• Area Standards Agreement (ASA...
What Are Guilds and Unions?
• IATSE Qualifications for Membership
• 30 Days of Work Experience (15+15)
• 5 Years Experienc...
What Are Guilds and Unions?
• IATSE - What it Costs
• 4% of Payroll
Rebated if you pay in over $1750 – You receive a
check...
What Are Guilds and Unions?
• IATSE - What it Costs
• $600 Initiation Fee (Entire amount is due
with your application)
• 8...
What Are Guilds and Unions?
• IATSE - What You Get
• Min 8 Hours Plus 11
/2 >8 and Dbl > 12
• Benefits: $104 (Film) or $10...
What Are Guilds and Unions?
• IATSE - What You Get
• Member’s Assistance Program (MAP) is
free with membership and include...
What Are Guilds and Unions?
• IATSE - Reg’s and Requirements
• Wages and Overtime
• Calculated at “Non-Maryland” Rates
• T...
What Are Guilds and Unions?
• IATSE: more than great wages
• Brotherhood / Sisterhood - What
does it mean? We have your ba...
What About Accounting?
• Start Paperwork
• Deal Memo
• Tax Forms (Bring 2 Forms of ID)
• Proof of Residency
• Kit Rental A...
Reading a Call Sheet – Page 1
• Production Information
• Call Time & Shoot Call
• Weather Report & Set Rules
Reading a Call Sheet – Page 1
• Scenes to be Shot
Reading a Call Sheet – Page 1
• Actors & Character Names
• Actor Call Times & Instructions
Reading a Call Sheet – Page 1
• Stand-Ins & Background Actors
• Department Notes
Reading a Call Sheet – Page 1
• Advance Schedule w/ Scenes
• Emergency Phone Numbers
Reading a Call Sheet – Page 2
• Crew Members & Call Times
Reading a Call Sheet – Page 2
• Walkie-Talkie Channels
• Emergency Information
Reading a Call Sheet – Page 3
• Maps & Directions
Reading a Call Sheet – Page 3
• Detail Map & Crew Signs
Coming Up:
• Set Communications
• Etiquette & Protocol
• Diversity Training
• How to Get Work
After a 15 Minute Break
Curriculum Specifics
• How Does a Film Crew Communicate?
• How to operate walkie-talkies
• Radio etiquette
• Walkie-talkie...
How Does a Crew Communicate?
• Walkie-Talkies
• Departments specify their radio needs
• View Day out of Days for add’l nee...
How Does a Crew Communicate?
• Walkie-Talkies
An average show will have the following walkie needs:
SFX: 3 walkies Locatio...
How Does a Crew Communicate?
• Walkie-Talkies
• Standard Walkie Channels:
1 = 1st
A.D. and crew 2 = Chit-chat
3 = Transpor...
How Does a Crew Communicate?
• Walkie-Talkies
• Radio Etiquette
• Radios are not bi-directional like phones.
When you are ...
How Does a Crew Communicate?
• Walkie-Talkies
• Radio Lingo
• Respond to your name with “Go for ___”.
• Respond to request...
How Does a Crew Communicate?
• Walkie-Talkies
• Radio Lingo
• Search for someone by asking “Has anyone got
eyes on ___”.
•...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
• Etiquette: “the conduct or
procedure required by good
breeding or p...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
• Etiquette is a matter of
common sense if you apply
the “Golden Rule...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
• As a film tech, it is your duty to
learn and practice some simple
r...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
1. Arrive On Time
(generally, 15 minutes
early is considered to be
on...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
3. Be Polite Always say
please, thank you and
you’re welcome (not
“ye...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
5. Respect the Actor’s
Space Stay out of their
eye-line whenever
poss...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
7. Listen and Ask
Questions if you have
any doubt about what
has been...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
9. Make Your Superior
Look Good by doing
your job efficiently and
you...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
11. Learn People’s
Names & Positions
as a matter of respect
and to sh...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
13. When You Arrive,
Check In with your
superior - things often
come ...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
15. Turn Off Phones
or leave them in your
car until lunch or wrap
16....
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
17. No Loud Talking
at any time on set -
The production team
needs to...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
19. Have the Correct
Tools for the Job
it is your responsibility
to o...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
21. Friends & Family Not
Allowed on Set unless
you clear it in advanc...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
23. Admit it When You
Make a Mistake It is
much easier to undo a
mist...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
25. Never Party Too Hard
Before a Call Don’t let
the night before aff...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
27. Never Let Your
Personality Conflicts
Get Out of Hand
There will b...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
28. Withhold Critical
Opinions of Other
People’s Work Unless
you are ...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
30. People Notice Your
Best Efforts and
reward you with future
work a...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
32. Be Patient - All
departments have the
right to finish their work
...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
34. Respect Civilians
Maintaining positive
public relations is the
re...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
36. Respect the Gear
Film equipment is
valuable and needs to be
handl...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
• Protocol: “a code prescribing
strict adherence to correct
procedure...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
• Protocol is not simply a matter
of doing things according to a
pros...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
38. Don’t be a Hero
do your job safely and
deliberately (there’s
no r...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
40. Report Dangerous
Conditions (including
drug or alcohol use by
co-...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
42. Always Drink
Plenty of Water - It is
easy to dehydrate
43. Take V...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
44. No Music Devices
They remove you from
the moment and impair
your ...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
46. The Armorer is in
Charge of all prop
Guns and Weapons -
never han...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
48. No Open-toed
Shoes – It is easy to
have something
dropped on your...
Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol
50. During Dangerous
Stunts and Setups
If you ever feel that
your saf...
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
OUR
COMMUNITY IS
DIVERSE.
WE RESPECT &
HONOR
DIFFERENCES.
A SAFE AND PRODUCTIVE
WOR...
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
What words come to mind
when you think about
“Diversity?”
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
Language
Affect
Orientation
Gender
Identity
Profession
Sexuality
Age
Tribal
Race
Ab...
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
Language
Affect
Orientation
Profession
Age
Regional
Tribal
Ability
Education
Genera...
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
OUR
COMMUNITY IS
DIVERSE...
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
OUR
COMMUNITY IS
DIVERSE...
$$
$161,162
$16, 319
Income Gap
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
OUR COMMUNITY
IS DIVERSE...
THE 17TH
STATE TO
LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE
DECEMBER, 2013
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
OUR COMMUNITY
IS DIVERSE...
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
HISTORY:
NEARLY EQUAL
SINCE 1912
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
BEING RESPECTFUL
OF DIFFERENCES...
CONSIDER THE
JAHARI WINDOW
The Platinum Rule:The Platinum Rule:
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
The Platinum Rule:The Platinum Rule:
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
There are no correct or incorrect
answers – these are presented for the
sake of dis...
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
TRUE
OR
FALSE
Issues of sexual
harassment are
evaluated from a
“reasonable person’s...
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
An employee is telling
racial jokes. Another
employee appears upset.
The department...
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
A crew member complains that
two Hispanic employees are
speaking in Spanish. The
em...
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
A film has been in production for
two months. There is one week left
but it will re...
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
DIVERSITY CASE STUDIES
WHAT DO
YOU
THINK?
You are working on a set where
bathrooms ...
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
I. A. T. S. E. PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION AND
HARASSMENT ON THE BASIS OF RACE,
COLOR,...
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
WE RESPECT
DIFFERENCES
EVERYONE
PLAYS A ROLE
IN CREATING
AND
MAINTAINING
A SAFE AND...
How to ReportHow to Report
IF YOU FEEL UNSAFE ON THE JOB.
AND/OR
IF YOU WITNESS OR EXPERIENCE
HARASSMENT OR DISCRIMINATION...
Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
Marketing Your SkillsMarketing Your Skills
• If you want to work,
You need to do Marketing
Marketing Your Skills
• If you want to work,
You need to do Marketing
- No one else is going to do it for you…
Marketing Your Skills
• If you want to work,
You need to do Marketing
- No one else is going to do it for you…
Here are so...
Marketing Your Skills
• You are an Independent Contractor
– You need to keep good financial records
Many independent contr...
Marketing Your Skills
• You are an Independent Contractor
– You need to keep good financial records
• You can get a busine...
Marketing Your Skills
• You are an Independent Contractor
– You need to keep good financial records
• You can get a busine...
Marketing Your Skills
• You are an Independent Contractor
– You need to keep good financial records
• You can get a busine...
Marketing Your Skills
• You are an Independent Contractor
– You need to keep good financial records
• You can get a busine...
Marketing Your Skills
• You are an Independent Contractor
– You need to keep good financial records
• You can get a busine...
Marketing Your Skills
• You are an Independent Contractor
– You need to keep good financial records
• You can get a busine...
Marketing Your Skills
• You are an Independent Contractor
– You need to keep good financial records
• You can get a busine...
Marketing Your Skills
• You are an Independent Contractor
– You need to keep good financial records
• You can get a busine...
Marketing Your Skills
• You are an Independent Contractor
– You need to keep good financial records
• You can get a busine...
Marketing Your Skills
• You are an Independent Contractor
– You need to keep good financial records
• You can get a busine...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#1 Create a Résumé
(Known in some countries as a CV)
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#1 Create a Résumé
• Include:
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#1 Create a Résumé
• Include:
Name and Contact Informati...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#1 Create a Résumé
• Include:
Name and Contact Informati...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#1 Create a Résumé
• Include:
Name and Contact Informati...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#1 Create a Résumé
• Include:
Name and Contact Informati...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#1 Create a Résumé
• Include:
Name and Contact Informati...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#1 Create a Résumé
• Include:
Name and Contact Informati...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#2 Assemble a Show Reel
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#2 Assemble a Show Reel or Portfolio
• Your reel should ...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#2 Assemble a Show Reel or Portfolio
• Your reel should ...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#2 Assemble a Show Reel or Portfolio
• Your reel should ...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#3 Create an Internet Presence
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#3 Create an Internet Presence
• Create and Maintain a l...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#3 Create an Internet Presence
• Create and Maintain a l...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#3 Create an Internet Presence
• Create and Maintain an ...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#3 Create an Internet Presence
• Create and Maintain an ...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#3 Create an Internet Presence
• Create and Maintain an ...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#3 Create an Internet Presence
• Create and Maintain an ...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#3 Create an Internet Presence
• Create and Maintain an ...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#3 Create an Internet Presence
• Create and Maintain an ...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#4 Build a Network
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#4 Build a Network
• Complete the old adage “It’s not wh...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#4 Build a Network
• Complete the old adage “It’s not wh...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#4 Build a Network
• Complete the old adage “It’s not wh...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#4 Build a Network
• Complete the old adage “It’s not wh...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#5 Advertise
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#5 Advertise
• List yourself with online crew resources
...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#5 Advertise
• List yourself with online crew resources
...
Marketing Your Skills
• There are 5 basic ways to market yourself
#5 Advertise
• List yourself with online crew resources
...
Marketing Your Skills
And the most important piece of advice:
Marketing Your Skills
And the most important piece of advice:
• Be Persistent!
Marketing Your Skills
And the most important piece of advice:
• Be Persistent!
– People get hired when they are persistent.
Marketing Your Skills
And the most important piece of advice:
• Be Persistent!
– People get hired when they are persistent...
Marketing Your Skills
And the most important piece of advice:
• Be Persistent!
– People get hired when they are persistent...
Marketing Your Skills
And the most important piece of advice:
• Be Persistent!
– People get hired when they are persistent...
Marketing Your Skills
Good luck, and please be safe out there.
The Film Industry provides many exciting
and fulfilling car...
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This PPT was created as a stand-alone class for anyone entering the film industry in New Mexico. It is mandatory for anyone adding their names to the IATSE Local 480 overflow list and can be taught by any union member acting under the auspices of the local.

IATSE Set Readiness Training

  1. 1. “SET-READY” Certification Curriculum Created by John Grace for I. A. T. S. E. Local 480 New Mexico Studio Mechanics Curriculum Handbook: Film Crew 101 by Peter Clarson
  2. 2. Curriculum Overview 1) Pros & Cons of Working in Film :30
  3. 3. Curriculum Overview 1) Pros & Cons of Working in Film :30 2) Organization and Management :30
  4. 4. Curriculum Overview 1) Pros & Cons of Working in Film :30 2) Organization and Management :30 3) Call Sheets & Communication :30
  5. 5. Curriculum Overview 1) Pros & Cons of Working in Film :30 2) Organization and Management :30 3) Call Sheets & Communication :30 4) Reading A Call Sheet :30 15 Minute Break
  6. 6. Curriculum Overview 1) Pros & Cons of Working in Film :30 2) Organization and Management :30 3) Call Sheets & Communication :30 4) Reading A Call Sheet :30 15 Minute Break 5) Set Communications :30
  7. 7. Curriculum Overview 1) Pros & Cons of Working in Film :30 2) Organization and Management :30 3) Call Sheets & Communication :30 4) Reading A Call Sheet :30 15 Minute Break 5) Set Communications :30 6) Set Etiquette & Protocol :30
  8. 8. Curriculum Overview 1) Pros & Cons of Working in Film :30 2) Organization and Management :30 3) Call Sheets & Communication :30 4) Reading A Call Sheet :30 15 Minute Break 5) Set Communications :30 6) Set Etiquette & Protocol :30 7) Diversity Training :30
  9. 9. Curriculum Overview 1) Pros & Cons of Working in Film :30 2) Organization and Management :30 3) Call Sheets & Communication :30 4) Reading A Call Sheet :30 15 Minute Break 5) Set Communications :30 6) Set Etiquette & Protocol :30 7) Diversity Training :30 8) How to Find Work :30
  10. 10. The Film Business and You • PROS • Education
  11. 11. The Film Business and You • PROS • Education • Food
  12. 12. The Film Business and You • PROS • Education • Food • Money
  13. 13. The Film Business and You • PROS • Education • Food • Money • People
  14. 14. The Film Business and You • PROS • Education • Food • Money • People • Travel
  15. 15. The Film Business and You • CONS • Weather
  16. 16. The Film Business and You • CONS • Weather • Exhaustion
  17. 17. The Film Business and You • CONS • Weather • Exhaustion • Job Security
  18. 18. The Film Business and You • CONS • Weather • Exhaustion • Job Security • Relationships
  19. 19. The Film Business and You • CONS • Weather • Exhaustion • Job Security • Relationships • Scam Artists
  20. 20. On-Set Production Prod. Support Pre-Production Prod. Office and Logistics Vanities
  21. 21. Who Are All These People? • The Producing Team • Executive Producer (aka the Money) • Producer (Day to Day Supervisor) • Co-Producer (Often an Investor) • Associate Producer (Courtesy Title) • Production Supervisor (Financial) • Line Producer and/or UPM
  22. 22. Who Are All These People? • The Directing Team • Director • 1st Assistant Director • Second AD • Second-Second AD • Key Set PA • Production Assistants
  23. 23. Who Are All These People? • The Production Office • Production Office Coordinator • APOC • Production Accountant • Payroll Accountants • Travel Coordinator • Production Office PA
  24. 24. • The Camera Department • Director of Photography (DP) • Camera Operator • First Assistant Camera • Second Assistant Camera • DIT – Digital Imaging Tech • Clapper/Loader Who Are All These People?
  25. 25. Who Are All These People? • The Electric Department • Gaffer or Chief Lighting Tech. • Best Boy Electric (ACLT) • Lamp Operators • Electricians • Rigging Crew (Same Structure) • Generator Operator (Genny OP)
  26. 26. Who Are All These People? • The Grip Department • Key Grip • Best Boy • Grips • Dolly Grip • Rigging Grips (Same Structure)
  27. 27. Who Are All These People? • The Sound Department • Sound Mixer • Boom Operator (aka “Boomer”) • Utility Sound (Cable Puller) • Sound PA • Video Assist (Video Village)
  28. 28. Who Are All These People? • The Art Department • Set Designer • Art Director • Property Master • Set Decorator • On-Set Dresser • Art Department Coordinator
  29. 29. Who Are All These People? • The Construction Department • Construction Coordinator • Construction Foreman • Construction Gang Boss • Carpenter / On-Set Carpenter • Construction Buyer, Utility Tech, Welder, Plasterer, Mason, Finisher
  30. 30. Who Are All These People? • Paint and Scenic • Key Scenic / Lead Painter • Paint and Scenic Forepersons • Paint Gang Boss • Set Painters / On-Set Painters • Scenic Artist, Sign Painter, Wall Paperer, Sculptor, Distresser
  31. 31. Who Are All These People? • The Property Department • Prop Master • Assistant Prop Master • Props Buyer • Props Person • Prop Weapons (Armorer) • Picture Car Coordinator
  32. 32. Who Are All These People? • The Locations Department • Locations Manager • Assistant Locations Manager • Locations PA • Location Scout • Locations Coord. • Base Camp Mgr.
  33. 33. Who Are All These People? • Hair and Makeup Departments • Dept. Head Hair • Key Hair Stylist • Asst. Hair Stylists • Makeup Dept. Head • Key Makeup Artist • Asst. Makeup Artists
  34. 34. Who Are All These People? • Wardrobe Department • Costume Designer • Costume Supervisor • Key / Key Set Costumers • Costumers • Ager (Breakdown), Dyer, Buyer, Tailor, Cutter, Draper, etc.
  35. 35. Who Are All These People? • Special Effects and Stunts • Special Effects Coordinator • Special Effects Foreman • Special Effects Tech • Stunt Coordinator • Stunt Persons • Visual Effects Supervisor (for Post)
  36. 36. Who Are All These People? • The Transportation Department • Transportation Coordinator • Transportation Captain (Supervisor) • Insert (Camera) Car Driver • Process Trailer Driver • Drivers (Rolling Stock)
  37. 37. Who Are All These People? • The Casting Department • Casting Director • Assistant Casting Director • Background Actors Casting • BG Coordinator • Stand-Ins Coordinator
  38. 38. Who Are All These People? • Teacher, Catering & Craft Service • Studio Teacher (Child Welfare) • Caterer (Private Business) • Key Craft Service • Craft Service Best • Craft Service Assistant
  39. 39. Who Are All These People? • Publicity and Medical • Unit Publicist • Still Photographer (IATSE 600) • EPK Crew • Script Supervisor • Set Medics
  40. 40. Organization & Management Next: What are Guilds and Unions? • Guilds – DGA, SAG – WGA • Unions – IATSE - Studio Mechanics – Teamsters What is required in Paperwork? • Accounting & Start Paperwork – Forms, Reports and Releases
  41. 41. What Are Guilds and Unions? • SAG, the DGA and the Writers Guild Screen Actors Guild (SAG/AFTRA) • The Taft-Hartley Act Directors Guild of America • Requirements for Membership • 400-Hour AD Certification Training Program • DGA Seminars • DGA Trainees Writers Guild of America (WGA) • WGA Minimums
  42. 42. What Are Guilds and Unions? • IATSE: Formally Known as the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada - IA • Chartered in 1893 and is a part of AFL/CIO • 113,000 Members in over 150 Locals incl. technicians, artisans, and craftspeople in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, film and television and trade shows.
  43. 43. What Are Guilds and Unions? • IATSE - Structure • President** • Business Agent • Secretary-Treasurer* • 4 Vice Presidents* (V.A. 1&2, G/L/S & P.S.) • 3 Members At Large* • 3 Trustees • International Delegate • Sergeant at Arms* *voting members
  44. 44. What Are Guilds and Unions? • IATSE - Signatory Productions • Business Agent and Contracts • Area Standards Agreement (ASA) • 4 Pay Grades (ASA Basic as of 8/2015) • Key (B.I.N. TV - $32.47 Theatrical) • 2nd or Foreman ($28.93 - $29.61) • Journeyman ($26.12 - $26.79) • Utility ($23.27 - $23.98) • NM Locals 480, 423, 153, 600, 80, 278
  45. 45. What Are Guilds and Unions? • IATSE Qualifications for Membership • 30 Days of Work Experience (15+15) • 5 Years Experience in a Covered Craft • 5 Years in Another Trade Union • Card from Another IATSE Local • Other Requirements • 2 Letters of Recommendation • Set Readiness and Safety Training • Voted in by Majority of Membership
  46. 46. What Are Guilds and Unions? • IATSE - What it Costs • 4% of Payroll Rebated if you pay in over $1750 – You receive a check in January for up to $1000 of the overage* • $75 per Quarter Dues Stamp Credits if you pay in over: 0 - $250 One stamp $250-$499 Two stamps $500-$749 Three stamps $750 & up Four stamps Dues discounted to $250. if paid in January * If member has no outstanding financial obligations
  47. 47. What Are Guilds and Unions? • IATSE - What it Costs • $600 Initiation Fee (Entire amount is due with your application) • 8 Hours of Volunteer Work (On things like phone banks, painting the office, or Labor Day event – or you can buy out at the journeyman rate of $24./hr total of $192.) • $18/yr for newsletter to be mailed (no charge if sent by email)
  48. 48. What Are Guilds and Unions? • IATSE - What You Get • Min 8 Hours Plus 11 /2 >8 and Dbl > 12 • Benefits: $104 (Film) or $100 (TV) / day* • Health and Welfare $71.00 (You Have Options Besides IATSE Basic Coverage) • Annuity $17.00 ($13.00 for TV) • Retirement Benefits $16.00 * As per 2015-2018 contract • Training Classes & Continuing Education • Union pays 80% of cost – Member pays 20%
  49. 49. What Are Guilds and Unions? • IATSE - What You Get • Member’s Assistance Program (MAP) is free with membership and includes: • Workplace Safety Assessments • Child and Elder Care Advise • Grief & Loss Counseling • Family Health Counseling • Home Improvement Discounts • Addiction and Recovery Counseling • Identity Theft Assistance
  50. 50. What Are Guilds and Unions? • IATSE - Reg’s and Requirements • Wages and Overtime • Calculated at “Non-Maryland” Rates • Turn-Around & Forced Calls • Meal Penalties $ 7.50 / $10.00 / $12.50 • Calling “Grace” and Limitations • 60-Mile Rule and “Local Hires” • Right to Housing (conditions) • Shop Stewards & Weingarten Rights
  51. 51. What Are Guilds and Unions? • IATSE: more than great wages • Brotherhood / Sisterhood - What does it mean? We have your back! • Benefits • You make more per day in benefits than most people make in wages • Training • Members are encouraged to improve their skills to improve employability
  52. 52. What About Accounting? • Start Paperwork • Deal Memo • Tax Forms (Bring 2 Forms of ID) • Proof of Residency • Kit Rental Agreement • Other Paperwork • Time Sheets • Check Requests & Purchase Orders • Petty Cash Accounting Protocol
  53. 53. Reading a Call Sheet – Page 1 • Production Information • Call Time & Shoot Call • Weather Report & Set Rules
  54. 54. Reading a Call Sheet – Page 1 • Scenes to be Shot
  55. 55. Reading a Call Sheet – Page 1 • Actors & Character Names • Actor Call Times & Instructions
  56. 56. Reading a Call Sheet – Page 1 • Stand-Ins & Background Actors • Department Notes
  57. 57. Reading a Call Sheet – Page 1 • Advance Schedule w/ Scenes • Emergency Phone Numbers
  58. 58. Reading a Call Sheet – Page 2 • Crew Members & Call Times
  59. 59. Reading a Call Sheet – Page 2 • Walkie-Talkie Channels • Emergency Information
  60. 60. Reading a Call Sheet – Page 3 • Maps & Directions
  61. 61. Reading a Call Sheet – Page 3 • Detail Map & Crew Signs
  62. 62. Coming Up: • Set Communications • Etiquette & Protocol • Diversity Training • How to Get Work After a 15 Minute Break
  63. 63. Curriculum Specifics • How Does a Film Crew Communicate? • How to operate walkie-talkies • Radio etiquette • Walkie-talkie Lingo • Walkie-talkie Forms
  64. 64. How Does a Crew Communicate? • Walkie-Talkies • Departments specify their radio needs • View Day out of Days for add’l needs • PA’s Always carry a hot battery “brick” • Headsets (Personal and Hygiene) • Radio Inventory Forms • Radio Lingo • Radio Etiquette • Never Pay for a Lost Radio
  65. 65. How Does a Crew Communicate? • Walkie-Talkies An average show will have the following walkie needs: SFX: 3 walkies Locations: 4 walkies/3 Trunk radios Grips: 8 walkies A.D. Staff: 5 walkies/1 Trunk radio Electrics: 8 walkies Wardrobe: 4 walkies/5 Floaters Property: 3 walkies Craft services 2 walkies Sound: 3 walkies Transport: 10 walkies/6 truck radios Camera: 3 walkies 4 x 6 Single bank chargers 4 x 6 Bank chargers 35 Additional batteries Dressing: 1 walkie 3 x Hand-mics Playback: 1 walkie 1 x long range antenna walkie 45 radio headsets
  66. 66. How Does a Crew Communicate? • Walkie-Talkies • Standard Walkie Channels: 1 = 1st A.D. and crew 2 = Chit-chat 3 = Transportation 4 = Property 5 = Camera 6 = SPFX 7 = Electric 8 = Grips
  67. 67. How Does a Crew Communicate? • Walkie-Talkies • Radio Etiquette • Radios are not bi-directional like phones. When you are transmitting, you can’t hear anyone else’s communications. • If you are on the set with a radio, turn the radio off when the camera is rolling or you could ruin a take and be sure to turn your radio back on after the shot or you will look bad when someone has to remind you.
  68. 68. How Does a Crew Communicate? • Walkie-Talkies • Radio Lingo • Respond to your name with “Go for ___”. • Respond to requests with “Copy ___”. • Confirm the positive with “10-4”. • “Come back” requests a repeat of transmission • Verify your radio is working with “Radio check”. • “Go to 2” to have personal conversations. • “Switching” confirms you’re changing channels • “You’re cueing” means your mic is open.
  69. 69. How Does a Crew Communicate? • Walkie-Talkies • Radio Lingo • Search for someone by asking “Has anyone got eyes on ___”. • “Looking” verifies that you are searching. • ”Stand by…” means you will come back ASAP • 10-1 is the universal code for bathroom break 10-2 is a bathroom break that will take longer • “What’s your 20?” requests your location • “Someone stepped on you” means that two people tried to transmit at the same time.
  70. 70. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol • Etiquette: “the conduct or procedure required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life” Courtesy of Webster’s Online
  71. 71. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol • Etiquette is a matter of common sense if you apply the “Golden Rule” • Most of what we know about etiquette we learned at home • Many of the rules of business etiquette you never learn until you make a mistake • Film etiquette is even stricter
  72. 72. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol • As a film tech, it is your duty to learn and practice some simple rules of etiquette and protocol • More people are fired on films for breaches of etiquette and protocol than any other reason • What follows are some of the most important skills you can learn in order to work in film
  73. 73. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 1. Arrive On Time (generally, 15 minutes early is considered to be on time) 2. Do Your Job and don’t tell anyone else how to do theirs unless they ask for help or are in danger
  74. 74. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 3. Be Polite Always say please, thank you and you’re welcome (not “yeah”) and refer to superiors as sir or ma’am 4. Be Humble When someone compliments you on a job well done, thank them
  75. 75. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 5. Respect the Actor’s Space Stay out of their eye-line whenever possible and work quietly around them 6. No Autographs When working with a famous actor, never ask for pictures or autographs
  76. 76. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 7. Listen and Ask Questions if you have any doubt about what has been requested of you 8. Be Alert - Watch for every opportunity to assist your fellow crew members
  77. 77. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 9. Make Your Superior Look Good by doing your job efficiently and you will become invaluable to him/her 10. Follow the Chain of Command Suggestions & complaints should be made through your direct supervisor
  78. 78. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 11. Learn People’s Names & Positions as a matter of respect and to show you care 12. No Whining! Moods are contagious and people prefer to work with people who have a good attitude
  79. 79. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 13. When You Arrive, Check In with your superior - things often come up that need immediate attention 14. Avoid cursing and telling distasteful jokes as a matter of respect for co-workers and young actors
  80. 80. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 15. Turn Off Phones or leave them in your car until lunch or wrap 16. Never Touch Props - It is often a “hot set” and moving something might ruin continuity
  81. 81. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 17. No Loud Talking at any time on set - The production team needs to concentrate 18. Hold All Sensitive Conversations out of ear range of others as a courtesy to those involved
  82. 82. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 19. Have the Correct Tools for the Job it is your responsibility to own the right tools and to know their use 20. Learn the Correct Terminology for all equipment and use it whenever possible
  83. 83. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 21. Friends & Family Not Allowed on Set unless you clear it in advance with the AD, UPM or Producer 22. Photos and Video Usually Prohibited unless you clear it in advance with the AD, UPM or Producer
  84. 84. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 23. Admit it When You Make a Mistake It is much easier to undo a mistake if it is revealed immediately 24. Never Take “Set Heat” Personally Harsh words are common on set in the heat of production
  85. 85. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 25. Never Party Too Hard Before a Call Don’t let the night before affect your work performance 26. Never Leave Set unless there’s a real emergency and only after checking with the AD, UPM or Producer
  86. 86. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 27. Never Let Your Personality Conflicts Get Out of Hand There will be people who you will find difficult to get along with, but you will only be working together for a short period of time
  87. 87. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 28. Withhold Critical Opinions of Other People’s Work Unless you are the Director, DP or Exec. Producer 29. Be Honest - If you are asked for your opinion or feedback then speak kindly, and from the heart
  88. 88. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 30. People Notice Your Best Efforts and reward you with future work and advances 31. Everyone Started Somewhere - If you ask for advice or help, most set technicians are eager to mentor
  89. 89. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 32. Be Patient - All departments have the right to finish their work without hostility from other workers 33. Be Efficient - The worst thing you can do is to hold up the set - TIME IS MONEY
  90. 90. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 34. Respect Civilians Maintaining positive public relations is the responsibility of all set technicians 35. Respect Locations We are dependant on using locations and can’t afford to lose any
  91. 91. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 36. Respect the Gear Film equipment is valuable and needs to be handled carefully 37. Respect Co-workers Everyone has the right to work in a comfortable and positive working environment
  92. 92. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol • Protocol: “a code prescribing strict adherence to correct procedure (as in diplomatic exchange and in the military services)” Courtesy of Webster’s Online
  93. 93. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol • Protocol is not simply a matter of doing things according to a proscribed procedure, following protocol can save your life • A motion picture set can be a very dangerous place • Before you walk onto a set, you need to learn a few simple rules and attend the Set Safety training offered by IATSE 480
  94. 94. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 38. Don’t be a Hero do your job safely and deliberately (there’s no running on set for safety reasons) 39. Act Professionally Never horse around on set - it is a serious workplace and can be dangerous
  95. 95. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 40. Report Dangerous Conditions (including drug or alcohol use by co-workers) to the AD or UPM immediately 41. Avoid Loose Clothing or Jewelry It can get tangled in equipment and cause an accident or injury
  96. 96. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 42. Always Drink Plenty of Water - It is easy to dehydrate 43. Take Vitamins & Use Hand Sanitizer It is easy to catch colds on set due to long hours and germs
  97. 97. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 44. No Music Devices They remove you from the moment and impair your ability to hear instructions 45. Use Sunblock and a Head Covering – Severe sunburn can result in death
  98. 98. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 46. The Armorer is in Charge of all prop Guns and Weapons - never handle them unless supervised 47. Listen Carefully to Safety Briefings - The First AD or Stunt Coord. will give a safety briefing before all stunts
  99. 99. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 48. No Open-toed Shoes – It is easy to have something dropped on your feet 49. Work carefully around power tools – And only work when others are present in case of an accident
  100. 100. Set Etiquette and ProtocolSet Etiquette and Protocol 50. During Dangerous Stunts and Setups If you ever feel that your safety is being compromised by the actions of a co-worker or by the production company, you have the right to speak out with- out fear of retribution
  101. 101. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette OUR COMMUNITY IS DIVERSE. WE RESPECT & HONOR DIFFERENCES. A SAFE AND PRODUCTIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT IS EVERYONE’S RIGHT AND EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY.
  102. 102. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette What words come to mind when you think about “Diversity?”
  103. 103. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette Language Affect Orientation Gender Identity Profession Sexuality Age Tribal Race Ability Gender Education Ethnicity Generation Regional
  104. 104. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette Language Affect Orientation Profession Age Regional Tribal Ability Education Generation
  105. 105. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette OUR COMMUNITY IS DIVERSE...
  106. 106. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette OUR COMMUNITY IS DIVERSE... $$ $161,162 $16, 319 Income Gap
  107. 107. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette OUR COMMUNITY IS DIVERSE... THE 17TH STATE TO LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE DECEMBER, 2013
  108. 108. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette OUR COMMUNITY IS DIVERSE... PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HISTORY: NEARLY EQUAL SINCE 1912
  109. 109. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette BEING RESPECTFUL OF DIFFERENCES... CONSIDER THE JAHARI WINDOW
  110. 110. The Platinum Rule:The Platinum Rule: Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
  111. 111. The Platinum Rule:The Platinum Rule:
  112. 112. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette There are no correct or incorrect answers – these are presented for the sake of discussion DIVERSITY CASE STUDIES
  113. 113. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette TRUE OR FALSE Issues of sexual harassment are evaluated from a “reasonable person’s” perspective. DIVERSITY CASE STUDIES
  114. 114. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette An employee is telling racial jokes. Another employee appears upset. The department head should speak up. DIVERSITY CASE STUDIES AGREE OR DISAGREE
  115. 115. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette A crew member complains that two Hispanic employees are speaking in Spanish. The employee thinks they are talking about other workers. The department head should instruct the two employees to stop speaking in Spanish. DIVERSITY CASE STUDIES AGREE OR DISAGREE
  116. 116. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette A film has been in production for two months. There is one week left but it will require travel out of state. All electric crew members have been invited to travel except one employee who is the oldest in the department. He believes he is being passed over because of his age Does he have a valid concern? DIVERSITY CASE STUDIES WHAT DO YOU THINK?
  117. 117. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette DIVERSITY CASE STUDIES WHAT DO YOU THINK? You are working on a set where bathrooms are gender neutral and first come first served. On a break you notice the bathroom line is longer than usual and suggest to your supervisor that the bathrooms should be gender segregated since men take less time than women. The supervisor decides to designate one restroom as male only.
  118. 118. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette I. A. T. S. E. PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, AGE, DISABILITY, CITIZENSHIP, VETERAN STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, AND GENDER EXPRESSION NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
  119. 119. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette WE RESPECT DIFFERENCES EVERYONE PLAYS A ROLE IN CREATING AND MAINTAINING A SAFE AND PRODUCTIVE ENVIRONMENT Remember the PLATINUM RULE Get to know people – don’t assume you know how they want to be treated. Speak Up. Talk to one another and the leadership team about harassment and discrimination. We all contribute to an inclusive workplace culture.
  120. 120. How to ReportHow to Report IF YOU FEEL UNSAFE ON THE JOB. AND/OR IF YOU WITNESS OR EXPERIENCE HARASSMENT OR DISCRIMINATION CONTACT: Jon Hendry at (505) 670-7381 Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
  121. 121. Diversity EtiquetteDiversity Etiquette
  122. 122. Marketing Your SkillsMarketing Your Skills • If you want to work, You need to do Marketing
  123. 123. Marketing Your Skills • If you want to work, You need to do Marketing - No one else is going to do it for you…
  124. 124. Marketing Your Skills • If you want to work, You need to do Marketing - No one else is going to do it for you… Here are some basic suggestions for marketing yourself
  125. 125. Marketing Your Skills • You are an Independent Contractor – You need to keep good financial records Many independent contractors get into trouble because they fail to keep accurate records and to make regular tax payments. Don’t save all contributions for the end of the year or you may be subject to penalties and interest.
  126. 126. Marketing Your Skills • You are an Independent Contractor – You need to keep good financial records • You can get a business license
  127. 127. Marketing Your Skills • You are an Independent Contractor – You need to keep good financial records • You can get a business license With a business license, your employer will pay you your wages without deductions but you will have to file your own taxes on a timely basis
  128. 128. Marketing Your Skills • You are an Independent Contractor – You need to keep good financial records • You can get a business license - or -
  129. 129. Marketing Your Skills • You are an Independent Contractor – You need to keep good financial records • You can get a business license - or - • You can work as a freelancer
  130. 130. Marketing Your Skills • You are an Independent Contractor – You need to keep good financial records • You can get a business license - or - • You can work as a freelancer As a freelancer, your employer will make standard deductions form your wages based on the number of exemptions you claim. Please consult a tax professional to decide which is best for you
  131. 131. Marketing Your Skills • You are an Independent Contractor – You need to keep good financial records • You can get a business license - or - • You can work as a freelancer – You need 4 basic tools for success
  132. 132. Marketing Your Skills • You are an Independent Contractor – You need to keep good financial records • You can get a business license - or - • You can work as a freelancer – You need 4 basic tools for success • Reliable Transportation
  133. 133. Marketing Your Skills • You are an Independent Contractor – You need to keep good financial records • You can get a business license - or - • You can work as a freelancer – You need 4 basic tools for success • Reliable Transportation • A Cellular Telephone
  134. 134. Marketing Your Skills • You are an Independent Contractor – You need to keep good financial records • You can get a business license - or - • You can work as a freelancer – You need 4 basic tools for success • Reliable Transportation • A Cellular Telephone • An Email Address +
  135. 135. Marketing Your Skills • You are an Independent Contractor – You need to keep good financial records • You can get a business license - or - • You can work as a freelancer – You need 4 basic tools for success • Reliable Transportation • A Cellular Telephone • An Email Address • A Business Card +
  136. 136. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #1 Create a Résumé (Known in some countries as a CV)
  137. 137. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #1 Create a Résumé • Include:
  138. 138. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #1 Create a Résumé • Include: Name and Contact Information
  139. 139. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #1 Create a Résumé • Include: Name and Contact Information Objective (i.e. seeking employment in the entertainment industry)
  140. 140. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #1 Create a Résumé • Include: Name and Contact Information Objective (i.e. seeking employment in the entertainment industry) Education (also list training and certifications)
  141. 141. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #1 Create a Résumé • Include: Name and Contact Information Objective (i.e. seeking employment in the entertainment industry) Education (also list training and certifications) Work Experience (relevant to the objective)
  142. 142. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #1 Create a Résumé • Include: Name and Contact Information Objective (i.e. seeking employment in the entertainment industry) Education (also list training and certifications) Work Experience (relevant to the objective) References (or say: Available on Request)
  143. 143. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #1 Create a Résumé • Include: Name and Contact Information Objective (i.e. seeking employment in the entertainment industry) Education (also list training and certifications) Work Experience (relevant to the objective) References (or say: Available on Request) Skills or Interests (list anything that will give you an edge over someone with similar skills)
  144. 144. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #2 Assemble a Show Reel
  145. 145. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #2 Assemble a Show Reel or Portfolio • Your reel should only include highlights of your best work – not complete projects.
  146. 146. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #2 Assemble a Show Reel or Portfolio • Your reel should only include highlights of your best work – not complete projects. • Reels and should be under 3 minutes in length. see: creativecow.net
  147. 147. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #2 Assemble a Show Reel or Portfolio • Your reel should only include highlights of your best work – not complete projects. • Reels and should be under 3 minutes in length. For examples see creativecow.net • Include: Your name and craft specialty at the beginning and at the end and include your contact info in case the reel becomes separated from your résumé.
  148. 148. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #3 Create an Internet Presence
  149. 149. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #3 Create an Internet Presence • Create and Maintain a listing on IMDB
  150. 150. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #3 Create an Internet Presence • Create and Maintain a listing on IMDB – The Internet Movie DataBase is the resource most producers will use to verify your work. You receive IMDB Credits from all features, short films and TV Shows you work on as long as they are posted by a producer or are entered in a film festival through “Without a Box” (also owned by IMDB). It is up to you to consolidate your listings and to add your name to projects that are registered.
  151. 151. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #3 Create an Internet Presence • Create and Maintain an IMDB Listing • Create and Maintain a Facebook Page
  152. 152. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #3 Create an Internet Presence • Create and Maintain an IMDB Listing • Create and Maintain a Facebook Page – Remember to “keep it professional.” Many producers check for Facebook postings to gauge the professionalism of potential employees. That photo you posted of last weekend’s party might have seemed like a good idea at the time…
  153. 153. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #3 Create an Internet Presence • Create and Maintain an IMDB Listing • Create and Maintain a Facebook Page – Remember to “keep it professional” • Create a YouTube or Vimeo Account
  154. 154. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #3 Create an Internet Presence • Create and Maintain an IMDB Listing • Create and Maintain a Facebook Page – Remember to “keep it professional” • Create a YouTube or Vimeo Account – Post only videos that show your talents not that shaky and poorly lighted video of your girlfriend’s cat climbing the curtains.
  155. 155. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #3 Create an Internet Presence • Create and Maintain an IMDB Listing • Create and Maintain a Facebook Page – Remember to “keep it professional” • Create a YouTube or Vimeo Account – Post only videos that show your talents – Vimeo has higher video quality and it is generally perceived as more professional
  156. 156. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #3 Create an Internet Presence • Create and Maintain an IMDB Listing • Create and Maintain a Facebook Page – Remember to “keep it professional” • Create a YouTube or Vimeo Account – Post only videos that show your talents • Purchase a Domain Name and Create your own Website with videos, etc. – Try to get YOURNAME.com
  157. 157. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #4 Build a Network
  158. 158. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #4 Build a Network • Complete the old adage “It’s not what you know, _______________________” -
  159. 159. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #4 Build a Network • Complete the old adage “It’s not what you know, _______________________” - this is more true today than ever before
  160. 160. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #4 Build a Network • Complete the old adage “It’s not what you know, _______________________” - this is more true today than ever before • Attend industry functions, union and guild meetings, and film festivals to meet and network with other film professionals
  161. 161. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #4 Build a Network • Complete the old adage “It’s not what you know, _______________________” - this is more true today than ever before • Attend industry functions, union and guild meetings, and film festivals to meet and network with other film professionals • Collect contacts and then keep in touch - if you are in their minds you get the work
  162. 162. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #5 Advertise
  163. 163. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #5 Advertise • List yourself with online crew resources like state and city film offices or crewing companies like crewconnection.com, crewscontrol.com or maslowmedia.com
  164. 164. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #5 Advertise • List yourself with online crew resources like state and city film offices or crewing companies like crewconnection.com, crewscontrol.com or maslowmedia.com • Hire an agent. This works best if you are in one of the major markets like LA or NY
  165. 165. Marketing Your Skills • There are 5 basic ways to market yourself #5 Advertise • List yourself with online crew resources like state and city film offices or crewing companies like crewconnection.com, crewscontrol.com or maslowmedia.com • Hire an agent. This works best if you are in one of the major markets like LA or NY • Pay for a listing on an online resource like mandy.com or productionhub.com
  166. 166. Marketing Your Skills And the most important piece of advice:
  167. 167. Marketing Your Skills And the most important piece of advice: • Be Persistent!
  168. 168. Marketing Your Skills And the most important piece of advice: • Be Persistent! – People get hired when they are persistent.
  169. 169. Marketing Your Skills And the most important piece of advice: • Be Persistent! – People get hired when they are persistent. – If you keep calling, sooner or later you will call at just the right time – perhaps right when they are booking the crew for a production.
  170. 170. Marketing Your Skills And the most important piece of advice: • Be Persistent! – People get hired when they are persistent. – If you keep calling, sooner or later you will call at just the right time – perhaps right when they are booking the crew for a production. – Drop in to their offices - if you are in the right place at the right time, you’ll get the job.
  171. 171. Marketing Your Skills And the most important piece of advice: • Be Persistent! – People get hired when they are persistent. – If you keep calling, sooner or later you will call at just the right time – perhaps right when they are booking the crew for a production. – Drop in to their offices - if you are in the right place at the right time, you’ll get the job. – Never pass up work – the opportunity might not come your way again.
  172. 172. Marketing Your Skills Good luck, and please be safe out there. The Film Industry provides many exciting and fulfilling career opportunities but no film is worth dying over. If you feel your safety is being compromised, speak up. If they fire you, another opportunity always comes along.

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