Category: General

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Freelancing etiquette: working with people that you don’t know

Being a new freelancer can be exciting and challenging. Here’s some quick tips to start your life as a freelance production dude.

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Component, Composite and Digital

Do you know the difference between composite, component and digital signals? Are you sure? I’ll bet you might learn a thing or two about how to properly hook up those colorful cables that you see lying around the edit suite . . .

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Your PA backpack – what to bring with you to the set

It is important to be prepared for any situation so try to keep a backpack loaded with the stuff that you need to survive the grueling workload of a PA. This article highlights the things that are essential for you to bring with you each and every day while on set.

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Never turn down work

Never pass up an opportunity because you’re too good for it. You will always learn something new.

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Follow your leader – the easiest way to stay out of trouble while on set

Who makes up a typical crew? This article will illustrate the hierarchy behind a typical video or film production and will give you some insight into the proper protocol to follow when on set.

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When you don’t know what you’re doing – just ask.

Never feel intimidated by what you don’t know, especially if you’re new to the business. Simply ask questions to learn the proper way to accomplish your task. You will be surprised by how receptive the crew can be to answering questions that you might think are “stupid.”

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Start here

This website is the gateway to video and film production. These posts are the basics of the industry and are geared towards anyone with an interest in video and film production. This is not meant to replace college, film school, or the school of hard knocks . . . but to enhance your learning experience.