CRAFT SERVICE DEPARTMENT
Set up far away from sets so that the coffee makers and other devices can't
be heard, especially on stage.
1. When possible, plan to push or pull the particularly loud vehicle out of
the scene with human power during the close-ups.
2. Park the trucks as far away from set as reasonably possible and keep the
individual generators off during the shot. Put base camp at least 1000 feet
from set in quiet locations such as deserts and mountains, and 500 feet away
in city locations.
3. Help keep insert cars quiet.
4. Be prepared to park a truck in front of the generator.
5. Instead of running car engines, use alternate quiet power for picture vehicles
that must run flashing light effects during the coverage.
6. Never allow an open stage process car to be used without informing production
that the scene will be looped.
· Reward the companies who have taken reasonable steps to keep quiet
driving to a maximum. Especially ask if the tail pipe has been rerouted to the
front of the truck and if the on board gennie is quiet.
· Use only one key alone in the ignition to eliminate clanging keys.
· Don't Armor-All the dashboard, and use Simple Green to remove it where
mics need to be planted.
· Keep car interior floor area free of all the noisemakers such as the
chains, removed side mirrors, nuts and bolts.