Tips & Tricks - OnLocation
|Needtorun cabling, or hang a backdrop or a light reflector in anofficearea that has a grid type suspended ceiling? Take a trip toyou local departmentstore or garden center, they sell plastic clipsthat are made tosnap onto a ceiling grid to support hanging plants.They are strong and easy to installand remove and are veryinexpensive|
Have a numberofidentical cables that are frequently used at the same time? Everrun into the situation "does this cable go to camera one or cameratwo"? Easy solution is to color code the cables. I usually willtake a self adhesive label about 1 inch long and wrap it around thecable about 6 inches from the end. As an option, you can take aplain white strip of video tape spine label and wrap that in thecenter of the color, then mark(using a permanent ink marker) the length of the cable. The wrapthe whole thing with clear packing tape, to protect and waterproofthe whole thing. Another wayis to spray paint the ends of the cable. This is especially good ifthe cables are exposed to a lot of abuse.
|If you pulllots of cables or audio snakes and are constantly getting theconnector ends caught up on table legs or other obstructions ordragged through the mud on out-door shoots? Take a plasticsoft-drink bottle and cut the bottom off and slit the bottle allthe way up to the cap (remove and discard the cap). Take your cableand place it so the connector is inside the bottle. The funnelshape will prevent it from getting caught and at the same time keepit clean. Use the appropiate size bottle for the size of the cableand number of connectors..|