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#1 Jamie Hammond

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 05:25 PM

Hi, This post is mainly for UK op's but any help would be appreciated. The last couple of jobs I have worked on I have been asked for a steadicam risk assessment. I have never been asked before and have basically run the rule over with all involved on the shoot on a shot by shot basis and have always let the DP, the Director and the 1st AD know beforehand exactly what I can and can't do in regard to their needs, for my safety and theirs. I have now, again been asked for a risk assessment for a drama starting Monday. My question is do any of you guys have a risk assessment that I could use as a basis for my own. I havn't been involved with any of the reece's so do not know the extent of my requirements so it would have to be a generalised version. I searched the forum but only found the BBC's risk assessment which wasn't helpful at all and infact more of a ball and chain. Anyway enough of my late night ramberlings and mis-spelling,

Thanks in advance

J :blink:
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#2 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 09:36 AM

Hi Jamie,
I've never been asked for a formal Steadicam risk assessment yet - as you say, the way I'm sure we all handle it is to simply block the shot through beforehand, and as you say specify what is/isn't possible, what needs to be moved, what is unsafe, etc. It would be difficult, if not impossible to do without going on a full recce first, before the production, and that's usually a luxury which is quite rare.

It would be reasonably straightforward to draw one up - maybe I'll work on one for those 'just in case' occasions...
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