Jump to content


Photo

Gaffer etiquette question


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 George Odell

George Odell
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 32 posts
  • Gaffer

Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:03 PM

Some advice please.

 

Normally I provide my own lighting package for jobs. Mostly a 1 ton van with additional lights

as needed. I have a gaffer I know who will rent out gear. Anyway, on an upcoming non-unionjob

we are using his large truck. He's making the rental and working as my 2nd.

 

Question: Is it bad form for me to supply things like cut gels I normally have on hand or tools or maybe even a light if it's needed... given he has the rental for the job?


Edited by George Odell, 26 April 2013 - 02:06 PM.

  • 0

#2 Adrian Sierkowski

Adrian Sierkowski
  • Sustaining Members
  • 7373 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, Ca

Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:33 PM

I don't know if it's proper or not, nor do I particularly let it bother me, but I always tend to have one or two things in the back of my pick-up for that special something just to make my life easier-- things which I know I'll probably use but can't justify renting.

So, I don't see what the issue would be if you knew you had x or y in the back of your truck; just because, and pulled it out. After all, he's making the rental money already anyway.


  • 0

#3 David Mullen ASC

David Mullen ASC
  • Sustaining Members
  • 20074 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles

Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:56 PM

Just talk to him.
  • 0

#4 George Odell

George Odell
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 32 posts
  • Gaffer

Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:49 PM

I have known the fellow for years and I've given him many thousands of $$ in rentals so I don't think, with him at least,

it will be a big deal. Just did not know if it was frown upon in most circles. Like Adrian said, he's already got the rental

locked up.

 

It's just a few $$ in expendables that, by the time he goes to the truck and cuts a piece, we can have the shot completed.


  • 0

#5 Adrian Sierkowski

Adrian Sierkowski
  • Sustaining Members
  • 7373 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, Ca

Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:26 PM

For myself, that's what it's about; getting it done quickly, hence why I have some of my own stuff which I keep on hand, because it helps me work a bit faster. Though I dunno why he wouldn't already have some skinned things 'round.


  • 0


New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Aerial Filmworks

Visual Products

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Tai Audio

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

FJS International, LLC

Glidecam

CineTape

rebotnix Technologies

Abel Cine

Paralinx LLC

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Metropolis Post

Technodolly

Ritter Battery

Willys Widgets

CineLab

Rig Wheels Passport

The Slider

Wooden Camera

FJS International, LLC

Aerial Filmworks

Metropolis Post

rebotnix Technologies

Visual Products

CineTape

Rig Wheels Passport

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Technodolly

Paralinx LLC

Glidecam

CineLab

Wooden Camera

Willys Widgets

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Ritter Battery

Tai Audio

Abel Cine

The Slider

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment