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CAMERA OPERATOR/DP - PRE-PRODUCTION
PREP IN PRE-PRODUCTION
Do you have all of your equipment lined up and with you on the set?
Though other members of your crew will be checking for things, it will be a benefit for you to have the checklist in advance and check the items physically way before production begins. You want to have that special filter ready for that scene later in the afternoon. Sometimes that scene may be shifted to be done earlier in the day. If you thought you would pick up the filter at lunch time and did not have it ready, you could be liable for holding up production. Don't let that hold up be placed on you.
Prepare even the day/night before to make sure you have everything you need. Those who could determine your next production will be pleased and make a wonderful note/recommendation for you!
In this phase of production, the Director, Producer, or such, will discuss the shots with you before the production, to see if such shots are a possibility. Don’t be a daredevil and put yourself and/or the cast/crew at risk if something is just absolutely too too risky, like diving off of Mount Everest with the Talent/Stunt-Guy to capture the shot close-up. Thank God for Green Screens!