Basic On-Set Safety Preview

Get Certified

Earn your certification with this Filmskills Course. Learn More

Notices and Updates

Earn Your Certification

Take one of FilmSkills Certification Courses and earn your certificate today. With over 19 subjects to choose from, each self-guided course will give you the edge in the ultra-competitive film industry.

 

All New FilmTalks Episodes

Get inside information from the industry's most experienced professionals. From the head of Television at Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, to the producer of The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars, FilmTalks is the TED talks of the Film Industry, and episodes are included in every Gold Subscription. Click here to learn more.

 

FilmSkills Books Now Available

The perfect companion guide to FilmSkills - both in and out of the classroom. Written from the knowledge of over 150 leading Hollywood filmmakers, six new FilmSkills Books take you inside the industry like none other.  Choose from Screenwriting, Producing, Director's Craft, Cinematography, Production Safety, and Editing.  Buy your copies here.

 

Unlock this module to see the full content!

Explore the subscription packages

ABOUT THIS MODULE

There is always a lot of activity on a movie set as the cast and crew construct a fictional world: the art department builds and dresses sets, the camera department moves cameras, grips and electricians rig and place lighting… and all this commotion comes together to create life in the little rectangle called the frame. As magical and romantic as it sounds, every set poses certain hazards, in which the working conditions constantly change, new variables of weather and locations challenges pop up every day and the crew must adapt to not only get the shot, but always do it safely.
 
So, in this module we will cover many standard on-set safety practices that apply to all personnel working on the production in all departments, whether working on location or on a sound stage. We’ll begin by discussing some of the important communication tools: Safety Meetings, Call Sheets, and Safety Bulletins.  We’ll discuss clothing and personal protection equipment, organizing equipment and gear on a set, providing warnings when moving through the set, and safe practices when using ladders.  Finally we’ll discuss some very dangerous situations to be wary of: driving after working long hours, using drugs or alcohol during production, and working with equipment for which special training and qualifications are necessary.  We’ll end this module with guidelines for security of sets and equipment.
 

IN THIS MODULE

  • 34:55 video that highlights industry standard on-set safety techniques
  • Illustrated companion guide
  • Downloadable on-set reference guide
 

LEARN

  • How to conduct a safety meetings
  • How safety is integrated into call sheets
  • What are safety bulletins
  • How to avoid set hazards
  • About working long hours and driving
  • On-set policies for drugs and alcohol
"Very straightforward and easy to follow. I also really appreciate the combination of technical and aesthetics, which is how I base my class. I would find this to be a very good reference to provide to students."
 
   - William Donaruma,
      University of Notre Dame
 
super21admin