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One of the great pleasures of a career in filmmaking is the wide variety of places and conditions under which we perform our jobs.  Along with all the incredible vistas and new exciting experiences come some potential hazards to health and safety.   In this module we will look at hazards associated environmental factors – heat, cold, and severe weather.  Some of the topics we’ll touch on in this module bring up the question of overall health.  A career in production puts demands on your body.  Good habits like eating healthy foods, staying hydrated and pacing yourself, are essential skills to maintaining your energy and concentration over the course of the day, and over the course of a long, successful career.


  • 27:27 video covering safety when shooting in various environments
  • Illustrated companion guide
  • Downloadable field guide


  • How to work in extreme heat
  • How to work in extreme cold
  • How to recognize and treat cases of heat illness
  • How to recognize and treat hypothermia
  • How to work in wind, rain, snow, and hail
"This would be an excellent way to support a production course — and it gives students a way to easily review basic concepts."
   - Richie Sherman,
     Pennsylvania State University