When I worked in Sweden on a 4 million dollar mini-series as a gaffer, the electrical/light department didn't not like to share and deal with the Art Department, it was pretty much hands off for anybody that wasn't a gaffer unless there were no other options for Art Department. I don't know if that is the standard way in Sweden since I've only worked on one production there...
Anyways, then on that shoot, the art department had their own cables, that would blend well with whatever we were shooting, like and office or a home. However, on this recent shoot, low budget, they had nothing and ended up using our cables that were too long and most of them orange colored.
Now, personally I have no problem whatsoever to help the Art Department and lending them gear and stuff, but I wasn't prepared for it, so we had to rent more leads and safety boxes.
So, to sum up this long post, who is responsible for what, and is there a difference in the USA and Australia (where I am now)?
Edited by Karl Eklund, 09 December 2010 - 02:44 AM.