This comprehensive guide to basic safe conduct and procedures for film and video productions is an overview of Industry Standard safe practices that distinguish professional film makers from amateurs. Not only will it be useful to anyone new to film production: aspiring professionals, first-time filmmakers and for educational institutions where film production is offered, it also is a review for any film or TV set where there are new crew hires, visitors or stage actors unfamiliar with the complexity of a working film set. It provides filmmakers and students with guidance on behaving safely, professionally, and with a constant eye to avoiding potential and often life threatening hazards on a film shoot. Safety should be the first concern of every crew member involved in a film shoot. The equipment used in production can be particularly dangerous and the speed and improvisation which are in the very nature of the filmmaking process puts individuals at greater risk of injury unless they are conscientious of safety at every moment. Students will discover, successfully planning and implementing industry standard safety practices and procedures on the set keeps not only the cast and crew safe, but also makes a shoot go productively and professionally. Comes with a safety manual and checklists (available for download) that can be reviewed with every crew member and should be used for every shoot.