When you fill in the "totals" column, is the total 400', or is it 300'? Like you have the "Good", "N/G", "Waste" "Total" and "Short End" totals on the report. Is the final total going to be 400, because that's what you started with, or 300 because that's what you actually shot and that's what is going to the lab?
I loaded again over the weekend, and I'm having a helluva time getting my numbers to add up. I keep messing up either filling out the camera reports and/or filling out the film inventory sheets and getting my totals for the day to add up correctly or get an accurate count. It's really driving me nuts and I cant figure out what the hell I'm doing wrong. I took out David Elkins' book from the library, but I dont own it yet. Is there a section that covers this in any kind of detail in there? And if not, does anyone know someplace that has it broken down specifically?
-Also a few more questions: (Sorry)
These are more "set etiquette" type questions. These are questions of looking and or acting professionally as a loader. Im lucky in that I have a big in with an A list camera crew that lets me PA and load for them all the time, so I have a lot of leeway with them but I'm starting to get out more with other professional crews and I want to look, well, professional.
-How much is the loader responsible for mags near the the cameras? Is that a loader job to have back up mags near every camera, or is it the 2nd's? I know the loader is responsible for having enough mags, but is it also their job to always have one near the cameras, even when they move?
-And furthermore, how much is a loader expected on set? Or does it depend on the general attitude of the crew? I only ask because I'm new, it takes me a little longer to flip and load mags so I spend most of my time in the dark room or on the truck and it gets me wondering if they're wondering: "Where the hell is this guy?" Is it common that the loader isnt around that much?
-One more thing, who is the best person to go to in order to find out how the camera reports will get labeled for the lab? For example I worked this weekend and the instructions were "Process normal, prep for telecine". But something I did a few weeks ago, it had to be timed to color charts on roll # x or whatever. Do you ask the 1st AC or the DP at the beginning of the day? (Esp if its the first day of shooting) I only ask because I dont want to ask the wrong person or bother someone that shouldnt be bothered with it and look like even more of a neophyte than I already am. Usually I ask the 1st AC.
Also any tips anyone has to get mags in and out faster are greatly appreciated. I know you can prep cans by filling out the reports and that ahead of time, but I need to learn how to get mags turned over and back out the door quicker for when the really crazy crunch times hit. So far I've been lucky and havent held up any sets, but it's been close a few times. I def dont want that.
If you actually read all this, and furthermore if you actually respond to it, I really appreciate it. You guys rock. I love this board.
Edited by Luc Allein, 27 June 2007 - 10:18 AM.