12 Essential Set Etiquette Tips. Mastering Film.



A good film set is like a well-oiled machine. All of the parts must work together for everything to go properly. Set procedure and etiquette are very important components in keeping the train moving. Here are a few tips that I have picked up along the way. These are primarily geared towards the camera department; however, they should work well for other departments as well.

Here is one. The rest can be found on the Mastering Film website.

1. Ask before touching any other department’s stuff. This includes apple boxes or any other piece of equipment that does not fall under your department’s guise. How would you feel if the grips started grabbing cameras and lenses?

Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.