June 7, 2016 at 8:59AM
Quick Reference Card: Quiet on Set... Sound Ready, Camera Ready... ACTION!
Here’s my free quick reference card Quiet On Set!. You can download various sizes and file formats. It is optimal to be displayed on mobile devices. Templates are also provided so you can customize your own card. This procedure is referred to as “calling the roll“.he best thing about the Quiet On Set! card is that it provides a step-by-step procedure for the shooting sequence.
Download in many formats, so you can customize for your requirements (Creative Commons Licensed).
I messed up on calling the roll on my short films many times, especially with audio not rolling.
It clearly states when to wait… until the camera or sound person is ready. Your film crew will experience a procedure which is smooth, methodical and never rushed. A smooth consistent work flow will vastly reduce the chances of something going wrong.
I don't think professionals will find this that useful, but for amateurs working with inexperienced crews, this may help a lot.
This card will fit easily into any camera or equipment case. It may be displayed in a plastic badge holder.
You might want to hang the cards in convenient locations such as on a tripod or light stand for easy access. See the image gallery for the “wallet size” version.
Comments and suggestions welcome.