This second lesson is a little less about sound and a lot more about constructive attitudes on the set of a film.
A long day on set can really test everyone’s patience and thus it is very important to take time to let off some steam and have fun.
No matter how tight your schedule is, there is guaranteed to be at least a little down time. For example, shown in the video below, we had a short break while waiting for our RED camera memory card to be backed up (and cleared) in order to continue filming. Obviously we didn’t break into song and dance every time we had to wait for storage media (which happened a few times), there are often odd jobs/equipment checks/etc to be done, but every once in a while when the pressure/tension became a little too much we all found ways to open the valve and let some steam out.
Other ways to let off steam:
- Tasteful Jokes
- Eating Snacks/Drinking Coffee
- Conversing About Family (Good or Bad)
- Brainstorming New Artistic Projects
Obviously, this list can go on and on.
Long story short, long days on set are going to get tough but if you take some time out of your day to have a little fun, especially useful as bonding exercises with crew mates, and to blow off a little steam.