The one piece of equipment you’re guaranteed to run into on set is the C Stand (or Century Stand). It’s a metal stand used for rigging and supporting lighting and grip equipment. Dominic D’Astice (key grip on RocketJump: The Show) shows you the basics for properly setting up and using a c stand safely on set.
Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ takes place in a single day in the Old West, but it was shot over five months on a Colorado mountaintop. Variety’s Jenelle Riley spoke to department head hair stylist Camille Friend and makeup dept. head Heba Thorisdottir about how they kept everyone looking exactly the same, and exactly in period, on Tarantino’s uniquely challenging shoot.
Who is responsible for safety? Andrew Spieler (Assistant Director for RJ:The Show) and RocketJump director/co-creator Matthew Arnold sit down to have a real discussion about safety on set. They cover the precautions and safety measures taken for the large-scale stunts in the new action-packed short, Truck Flipper vs Bus Puncher, but also explain how placing the utmost importance on safety can actually better your film.
You should never compromise the safety of your crew for a shot. If you EVER feel unsafe or uncertain on set, speak up! Bring it to the attention of the Assistant Director, Producer, and Director. Ask questions, double check, and keep the lines of communication clear and open.
Nerdwriter1 takes a look at the thematic currents of Individual and Community in Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”
If you’d like to learn how “It’s a Wonderful Life” became a cultural icon – and the copyright battle that surrounds it, check out our film on the Curious Copyright Case of “It’s a Wonderful Life”
And of course for a satirical look at the classic: