Having a good crew behind you can help you to not only get the shots you need, but get them on time as well. To help you find good crews, we'll first go over some things to consider about crew members, what crew size you'll need and some sources of where to find solid crews.
Keeping a crew happy results in a more efficient and stress-free production. In order to help you do just that, we'll go over some ways to hold useful production meetings with your crew, how to transport your crew, and some tips in catering food for your crew.
You can be sure Akira Kurosawa didn't tape down cables on the set of Ran. Alfred Hitchcock most likely achieved that Suspicion cobweb shadow effect without personally moving a light. And Frank Capra sure wasn't up there shaking snow down onto the set of Bedford Falls for It's a Wonderful Life.
Feature film directors just don't do those sorts of things.