Policies for talent and crew
At ThinkRaven, we are committed to providing a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment, for all employees, clients, and contractors. We will fully comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to non-discrimination and harassment.
Sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome or unwanted sexual behavior, whether verbal or physical, that creates discomfort and interferes with the job. Harassment is unacceptable when:
– It is made a condition of an individual's employment, either explicitly or implicitly.
– It is used as a basis for employment decisions and retaliation.
– It interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
ThinkRaven does not tolerate harassment based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status. Any employee or contractor who experiences harassment of any kind should immediately report it to the project's Producer or the CEO of ThinkRaven. Such behavior is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
We strictly prohibit employees and contractors from reporting to work while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If an employee or contractor is taking prescription medication, they must provide a statement from their prescribing physician confirming that the medication will not impair their work performance.
Employees or contractors who violate this policy by possessing or using alcohol or drugs, or who test positive for drugs, or are convicted of a drug-related offense, will be immediately terminated from employment.
Any employee who fails to comply with this policy, including refusing to take a drug test, not providing a specimen within a reasonable time, missing a scheduled appointment to provide a specimen, or tampering with a specimen, will face disciplinary action, including possible termination without pay.
Always Always follow up.
Always double check. Always try your hardest. Always ask questions. Always be respectful.
When busy, be brief. Say only what’s needed. (Especially on radio)
Saying “copy” while on a walkie talkie or not is the best way to confirm you’ve received and understand a message.
If someone needs an apple-box for example...be sure to say "Got it." This will assure that only one person is getting it and not 20 people. Communicate.
When driving other crew and/or equipment, be gentle and aware of all laws.
Before you plug anything into an outlet, ask an electrician/Gaffer if it’s OK. Assuming outlets are free to use is how breakers get tripped. Tripping breakers makes the whole production look like a bunch of amateurs.
While waiting in line for lunch, let the talent get their food first, unless told otherwise. When making a trip to craft services, offer to bring stuff back for other crew.
Unless it’s your department’s gear or you've been tasked you to help, do not under any circumstance touch it, Seriously! Do not touch any equipment you have not been explicitly told to.
Yell this whenever carrying something around corners or through doorways.
On your first day of a shoot, take the time to introduce yourself to everyone you can. Networking is a huge part of this business and we want to encourage making new connections.
Keep Yourself Busy.
Standing or sitting around will make you look useless, confused, lost, and also lazy. There’s always something to be done. if there truly is nothing, at least make it look like you're doing something.
When you mess up, be responsible, tell your direct supervisor immediately. We might be frustrated with you, but we will respect your honesty and be forgiving. If we find out ourselves, however, we will not be very forgiving.
Silence them! If it rings or vibrates resulting in interrupting the production you may be asked to leave set. Production is very expensive and meticulously scheduled down to the minute.
Quiet on set!
When blocking we require a quite set so the people who are working may concentrate on the task at hand. If you want to talk go to crafty. When rolling if we hear you talking and it becomes a problem we will ask you to leave.
Only use for work related communications.
Films, movies, and videos are never more important than your life. If you ever feel unsafe, alert somebody immediately and don’t be afraid to stand firm on the issue.
NO Special Treatment.
We DO NOT care If you worked with us 100 times, we expect everyone to act like a professional. No matter if its a crew of 4 people or 20.
The harsh truth is that, besides your curiosity to watch the take, you probably don’t need to be there, unless you're a department head — so, please don’t be.
Initials your bottle with a sharpie on the cap. And never grab more until you finished your last one.
ThinkRaven does not require you to wear a uniform, but avoid wearing certain colors like white, yellow, and light grays that can unintentionally bounce light and unwanted colors into a scene. All black is highly preferred, the camera department will silently thank you.
Check your Ego at the door.
We do not tolerate the "my IDMb page makes me better than you" mentality. Treat all cast and crew with equal and utmost respect, no exceptions.