Tomorrow, I start a 5 day shoot as a production assistant for a local short film called “Leah Not Leia”. While my main interests and career lie in post-production, I do enjoy the camaraderie of a set, and I’ve been wanting to get involved in the indie film in the Indianapolis area for a while. I’ll blog more about the experience after principal photography is finished on Monday.
I’ve put together a survival kit for myself and another production assistant, Katie. We decided since we’re going to be going straight from working all day to 7+ hour shoots in the evening, or 13 hours a day this weekend, we may as well be prepared. Here’s what we have:
- 5 t-shirts (non-logo, just in case we have to fill in some empty spots in the scene)
- Clean socks
- Backup bottled water
- Small snacks
- Medications (tylenol, stomach stuff, throat stuff)
- Cough drops
- Baby powder
- Small sewing kit
- Band aids and liquid bandage
- Wet wipes
- Smelly spray
- Playing cards
I think that’s all I have. I’ll let you know how it goes.