Small Crew Directing

Small Crew Directing

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Inexperienced crew members

Inexperienced crew members can create at least two problems I'm familiar with: 1)Sometimes when a situation arises that may take a few moments to resolve on the set, there comes a deluge of possible solutions which may or may not be viable, and chaos ensues . . . 2) Newbies are sometimes so impressed with their own presence within the process that their attention wanders ( particularly if there are inquisitive bystanders ) and they are slow to respond to the situation at hand. Hopefully there will be enough experienced crew members to establish and keep a pecking order in place and keep the lesser experienced crew members on track. I have worked with very short crews which included rank novices; and I have been part of a larger, Hollywood-type crew, which performed like a well tuned machine.I prefer the latter.