Here is a quick video to show some of the steps we will take while prepping our cameras for a shoot. Some type of camera prep is fairly standard in the film business. In most cases a camera assistant will be paid a full day’s rate for the prep. There is no such thing as a half day, remember that. A camera prep can last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks depending on the gig.
We wanted to show you very quickly a few things we will always check before any shoot. We will always check the sensor and spin the camera. We will always check the electronics on all of the accessories and the camera. We will also make sure that everything is physically in the case or bag. We will always test and charge up all of our batteries. No matter how small the gig. Battery maintenance is very important. We will also test all of our sound equipment. This is not the only way to prep, or the only tests to perform. Just a quick take on how we prep for a shoot.