When it comes to any successful film or TV production, there’s dozens of working parts required for a production to run smoothly, and the selection of your event crew can sometimes be as critical as the cast you place in front of the camera.
The complexities behind any entertainment production requires a team that’s not only technically proficient but also adaptable, experienced and collaborative. Here are some key considerations to ensure you hire the right set crew to supplement your team.
Stage Crew Experience
Hiring a production crew with extensive experience and knowledge of the rules on set is essential. Experienced TV set crew bring a wealth of knowledge, can anticipate urgent needs, and are adept at handling the unexpected challenges that often arise during production.
Your crew of choice should confidently offer a comprehensive suite of services. From rigging, AV and lighting, stagehands, follow-spotting and production running, a team that can cover all bases will streamline your process and ensure cohesion across various departments.
Silverback have proudly worked on a large number of movies and TV shows such as James Bond, Paddington, The Forge, Dragon’s Den, The Witcher, Game of Thrones and Countdown, to mention a few. Our crew knows exactly what is expected on set, from conduct, attire and ability.
Nationwide Availability and Commitment
The nature of film and TV production requires crew members to be available for the full duration of the production, ensuring availability and commitment through to completion. Film and TV sets often involve long hours, physically demanding work and incredibly tight timelines, punctual and reliable stage crew allows for streamlined filming and minimal interruption.
A TV crewing company with a wide-reaching presence can offer significant advantages, especially if your production has multiple locations or requires a flexible workforce. This ensures not only ease of logistics but also consistent quality of service across different geographies.
Communication as a Priority
Effective communication is the linchpin of any collaborative effort, and in TV and film production is no exception. The ability to convey messages fast and concisely among departments can avert misunderstandings and errors, which could prove costly and time-consuming.
Understanding and executing the directives from production heads promptly, and with sufficient experience of set etiquette will allow a crew to integrate seamlessly, coordinating efforts with all other departments to ensure the smooth progression of daily tasks. Unforeseen changes are a near guarantee in any TV or film production, and it’s important for a team to stay flexible and reactive. If problems arise, crew members should communicate them immediately and effectively to avoid any impediments to the production schedule.
Safety of all involved is paramount on any set, and thorough training is essential for all crew members. All crew should come prepared with full PPE to every shift, with a zero-compromise approach to the rule maintaining high standards of professionalism at all times.
Crew members should be well-versed in the standard safety procedures of the industry, venue and those specific to their role, adhering to all health and safety regulations, which can vary by location and type of production
The right production crew is a cornerstone of a successful film or TV production. By prioritising experience, proficiency, national reach and reliability, you set the stage for excellence.
Our high standards have led to collaborative relationships being formed with both national and international production companies, studios and channels. With offices across the UK in Manchester, Leeds, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham, if you need a set crew for your upcoming production, call a member of our team on 0844 561 7939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.