How to Hire Film Crews

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The right crew can make or break movie productions. Learn how to hire film crews with expert tips in this free filmmaking video.

Part of the Video Series: Low Budget Indie Filmmaking
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Okay, so you're doing your feature, or your short film, or your documentary, and you need crew. You need people to help you out. A lot of times, you can do a lot of stuff yourself. If you know how to use the camera, well, you're the camera person, you're the director, you're the producer. And also you might end up having to do the audio and all the production assistant work, it just depends. Again, it depends on your budget because the more you can do yourself, basically the more you save. But if you're not a camera person, you just have no talent for shooting anything, well find somebody who does because, again, you can have the best script, you can have a budget, you can have the best equipment, but if you're not using it right, well it kind of defeats the purpose of doing it. So make sure that you get people who are good at what they do. Especially like an audio person if you have a lot of audio that needs to be exact. Like if you're doing a documentary where you need to hear every word somebody says. Make sure that you get somebody that knows how to do, record good audio. So on a production, you may have two people helping you out. It might be you, you might have a cameraman, you might have an audio person, might have a couple of assistants, or you might be doing everything yourself. So it just kind of depends, again, what your budget is, how fast you want to shoot this thing, but generally, it could be you to five people, let's say. A low budget production.

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