Category Archives: Equipment and kit

Halyna Hutchins – Rust producers – “demonstrated plain indifference to employee safety”

There’s a lot more investigating to take place, not least into the question of how a live round ended up in a prop gun. But here’s CCN’s account of the report released by New Mexico Environment Department’s Occupational Health & … Continue reading

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Bectu / UK Theatre code of conduct for “Get-ins, Fit-ups & Get-outs”

Doug McGill has forwarded this to me. From the Preface: “The original Code of Conduct for Get-ins, Fit-ups and Get-outs was created as a result of a serious accident during the unloading of stage flooring on the back of a … Continue reading

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Global standard for safe listening venues and events – World Health Organisation guide

The World Health Organisation has published a global standard for safe listening venues and events. It’s a guide to governments, public health agencies, those involved in the creation, distribution, and amplification of music, the private sector, civil society, and everywhere … Continue reading

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Adrian Chiles on the value of good sound recordists

From here: “….the sound is monitored and adjusted remotely on a heavy, pricey mixer slung around someone’s neck. This is how it’s been done for decades. The unusual thing here was that we actually had a specialist sound recordist on … Continue reading

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Carnet costs

Following on from the recent post about Cabotage, another new word, and another post-Brexit delight that people will have to adjust to is the need for a Carnet. For a UK tradesperson, a Carnet is a document that facilitates the … Continue reading

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How expenses work for the employed and self-employed

There’s a good rule of thumb that applies both to Employees and the Self Employed: You are expected to pay for a meal out of your own pocket if you are working from home, or if you are at a … Continue reading

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High Frame Rate (HFR) – the future of cinema?

Legendary visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull sees High Frame Rate – 120fps or higher – as the future of cinema, and he thinks that he has found a way to make it look right – look ‘cinematic’. More here.

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Media and Production Show 2022

A date for your diary. While it’s hard to predict anything that will happen in the next year or so, The Media and Production Show will be taking place on 11-12 May at London Olympia.

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