Getting a Crew Together
One of the important steps in pre-production is assembling your crew.
Filmmaking isn’t about doing everything yourself: good directors and producers understand how to delegate tasks and surround themselves with people who can bring different talents and skills to the table. The key to a successful production is recognizing what you can do and what you need help with, and finding people who are willing to work with you.
As you start to look for a crew, remember that your friends and classmates are giving you their time and effort for free. Being condescending or yelling at your crew will never get you the results you want. Treat your crew respectfully and courteously, and let them know you appreciate their help.
Non-Oxy students are not allowed to work on your class project, with the possible exception of a makeup artist. Oxy students working on your production are covered for medical under Oxy Student Health Insurance or private health coverage, but any other volunteers (whether they are paid or unpaid) are not covered. They will have to provide their own health insurance. There is a waiver form you will have to get them to sign.
One great place to look for Oxy crew is our new “Crew Book” in The Cage. There, you can browse by the position you’re looking to fill, and see a list of students who are interesting in gaining more experience in that area.
- Phone: 323-259-2749
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