Crew Drills – A Practice Run

Posted on November 11, 2007

For the past three days at The Film School we’ve been having Crew Drills. Crew Drills are basically a two hour run through of an F3 set. That’s enough time to set up, get a shot or two, and then take everything down for the next show.

It accomplishes a few things. The entire crew gets to meet and work together. But more importantly, first years get to learn how a set runs and get mentored by second years on how do to things, such as set up a dolly track, file paper work, load a magazine, etc.

It was a lot of fun and was nice to be back on set. It also makes you realize that things are happening. Someone put it quite well – this is the beginning of the rest of our college experience. Good-bye sleep.

Written by Joey Daoud

Joey Daoud is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His past films have appeared on Netflix, The New York Times, and National Geographic. He is also a YouTube creator across multiple channels with videos garnering millions of views. In his free time, he likes to climb mountains, scuba dive, and brew unique coffees.

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