Directing actors has its difficulties. Working with fellow artists presents challenges, and when everyone sees eye-to-eye, a great work of art may result. Not all actors can understand what directors and producers say. Nor do they always follow directions without coaxing. At least they have a good excuse: they're animals. Shooting a video that features animal "actors" does bring more complexities to the mix. That's why everyone on the shoot has to be able to work with animals, especially the stagehands. During a live recording, stagehands become responsible for a lot. And only highly skilled ones can work around temperamental animal actors.
Four-legged Actors and Two-Legged Stagehands
Placing an advertisement for "stagehands with animal experience" might not lead you to get the best results. The sensitive nature of the job requires an experienced hand. Screening a stagehand by a staffing firm becomes a necessity. There's a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of a stagehand during the videotaping of a live event. The inclusion of animals makes things even harder. The stagehand should have the following skills:
All the above skills circle back to experience. The stagehand has to know how to work with animals and do so during a live taping. Hiring someone with such unique talents is a job best left to experts. A stagehand staffing team may fit that description.Share
2 June 2020
When I bought my new house, I wanted a surround sound system installed. I spent a long time diagramming the rooms so that I could determine the best way to position the speakers. The angles and positioning are key to getting the sound to resonate properly. When I couldn't be sure that I had the positions right, I went to a local audio/visual specialist. Then I created this site to help others learn how to decode the angles and directions for optimal audio from a surround sound system. I hope that this information helps you get the perfect sound from your new system.