Posted 12 August 2005 - 07:26 AM
Does the rig really have to be balanced in all directions? Because I was just balancing it on my chin. If I could juggle at the same time, I knew I was good to go.
Posted 12 August 2005 - 01:35 PM
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Posted 14 August 2005 - 01:35 AM
Posted 14 August 2005 - 03:31 AM
Welcome to the UK.....you also have to go on safety training courses now with the BBC before you can work for them.
My Wife Kelly did a some great shots for me, whilst breast feeding (not at the same time..)
Rosie was 2 months old and I was shooting a commercial and needed an op. She did a wonderful job.
Kelly did use the backmounted vest, and I held te baby!
Posted 14 August 2005 - 04:45 AM
The only real accident I've had whilst filming was on a BBC shoot (I can still hear the sound of the rig sliding along the concrete!) and, looking back on it I came to the conclusion that the more safe you think a situation is, the more wary you've got to be. I think sometimes there can be an illusion of safety based on paperwork. It's good to plan ahead and consider risks etc. but what really counts is what's happening there and then and it's possible consequences.
Posted 14 August 2005 - 05:37 PM
I think the guidelines are great and cannot understand the ...wow.
Anything that helps producer/directors understand what we are doing surely is good.
Over the decades the chances of having an accident in this business is very high and little people trying to help this not happen is good by me.
However as Paul says the BBC happen in my opinion to be one of the the least caring and un knowledgeable in practice about safety matters on site despite all the paperwork.
Not only that but it is the law of the land in the UK to abide by safety guidelines.
are there no Health guidelines in the USA or are you all indestructable super heroes ?
Posted 16 August 2005 - 03:27 PM
I'm so very sorry to have to tell you this but yes, we are all indestructable operators.
Except for me. I broke my back. But aside from me, we are all indestructable operators. To the last.
I like the idea of guidelines to clue Production in to what we endure when Operating the noble instrument. Not that they will give a rat's patootie. But at least they will have been given written information.