Camera & Lighting: Task 4

Equipment & Procedures


Main type of head on a tripod: – Pan and tilt head, can be locked (Do NOT move when locked down)

Do NOT over tighten the drag control            *Drag control adjusts tension

Most basic wheel mount – Dolly

Always be sure to check that the clip is on the head of the tripod, and always attach it to the head when you have finished filming.

Trip hazards are the most common health and safety risk to occur on production sites. Always be aware of exposed wires and/or lighting hazards. Be sure to highlight any wires that may be hazardous.

I (current) =Watts divided by Volts       e.g. 1000w/250v=4amps

3 lamps can be used per socket as a wall socket runs on 13 amps

When working in industrial environments, be aware of 3 phase power.  2 phases in an environment must be kept far away from another when using the power. Look for the safety tested sticker and find out when it was last checked, also be sure to locate all the fire assembly points before setting up.

Everyone has a responsibility for health and safety; however the Director is the key member in charge of risk assessments and the paperwork linked with it, unless otherwise specified.

Always wear helmets and heat proof gloves when rigging lights and keep all tapes in their boxes and NOT in the camera, this will avoid accidental loss of data.

In each camera case there should be;  the camera, a fire wire cable, a charger with mains cable, a battery and the camera must have the appropriate lens attached to it.