For this behind-the-scenes piece created for Bigfoot Studios in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines, we went back to basics and decided to almost take a ‘film school’ approach to make a video that would appeal to a complete beginner in the world of filmmaking. We wanted to answer the question ‘what do the key crew members on a movie set actually do’?
To address this, during the filming of feature film The Girl With No Number we sat down with First Assistant Director Mark Munson, Director of Photography (DP) Erick Crespo, Key Grip Daniel Anaya, Line Producer Justin Wolske, Electrician Andrew McMennamy, Best Boy Grip Greg Hess, Art Director Carey Rothman and Locations Manager Sally Sasan. We asked them what they did, what tool defines their job (and in case you’re wondering, the DP didn’t say the camera!) and what they like best about their job. Their answers gave a great insight into what life on a film set is like, and show that it’s the people working on your production that count more than any anything else. As Justin comments, ‘people are by far and away your greatest resource’ when making a film.