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Easy Call Sheets
Are there other options / services people have use for these new-school callsheets?
I use excel, though I am interested in adding convenience and functionality.
There are a few deal-breakers though, IMHO:
- Callsheet must come from the email of production personnel. This whole trash / spam thing causes me anxiety.
- The service can't be cloud-based. There must be off-line functionality. On remote, we have enough problems with connectivity. I can't see struggling through a cloud-based callsheet when I can work offline in excel, and distro when there is solid service.
I'm reading these comments, and seeing a few "tricks" that might work when flying with gear. But I'm not seeing the word "carnet."
In my experience, the only way to ensure your gear arrives safely is put it on a carnet; get the carnet stamped by customs at departure; get it stamped by customs at arrival; and repeat for all legs of the trip.
While traveling with a carnet is expensive and time-consuming, it creates a legal trail that can be followed if somethings goes missing, and ensures accountability with customs-- on the airline side, anyway.
As for car thefts, we've seen several camera packages removed from cars (rather, we've seen and dealt with the aftermath), and it seems to happen frequently, especially in dense urban areas. The solution is simple: never leave important gear in your car, unattended, even if covered by a jacket or blanket.