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#1 Geovane Marquez

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 04:21 PM

Anyway, what if one day you have nothing to do and your driving down the road with your beat up pick-up truck, and you spot a crew on location filming something.

Is it disrespectful to pull up to the location and ask if they need any additional help?
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#2 Tom Jensen

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:09 PM

Anyway, what if one day you have nothing to do and your driving down the road with your beat up pick-up truck, and you spot a crew on location filming something.

Is it disrespectful to pull up to the location and ask if they need any additional help?


Hell no, do what you gotta do to get a job. They may need help and the perfect beat up pick up truck.
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#3 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:20 PM

Anyway, what if one day you have nothing to do and your driving down the road with your beat up pick-up truck, and you spot a crew on location filming something.

Is it disrespectful to pull up to the location and ask if they need any additional help?


Legend (or myth) has it that S. Spielberg got his start in movies that way. Except he reputedly didn't ask, just started unloading a truck or something. Most movie companies have on-site security so be careful how you approach it, though.
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#4 Chris Millar

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 09:45 PM

Put yourself in their place ...

I mean it depends on your approach, type of shoot and the context of the moment at which you approach them.

Nothing left to say but good luck and perhaps learn to take rejection in your stride ;)
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#5 Tom Jensen

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:08 PM

Movie crews often give themselves a certain amount of self importance. They only have permission to do what the permit says they can do. For the most part the general public is just showing a little courtesy as opposed to obeying the orders of some kid with a walkie-talkie. They only have so much authority if any.
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#6 Keith Walters

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 04:22 PM

Anyway, what if one day you have nothing to do and your driving down the road with your beat up pick-up truck, and you spot a crew on location filming something.

Is it disrespectful to pull up to the location and ask if they need any additional help?

I was the senior electronics engineer for Samuelsons Sydney (later Panavision Sydney) for 10 years. One day entirely by chance I stumbled on a large film crew shooting a movie at a beachside location. They were having trouble with their video assist system, all of which was equipment I had personally designed and built, and I knew exactly what the (easily fixed) problem was.

But when I tried to approach them they basically told me to "F*ck off!"

So I did.
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