CRAFT SERVICE SEMINAR
The ‘Art’ of Nourishing the Crew
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Lauren Lindsay and Kenny Chaplin will walk you through the details specific to managing and executing the job of providing nourishment to a working film crew in full production. Drawing from their vast experience on productions, you will learn all the steps involved from getting hired, and knowing what is expected of you, to being successful working in this department. Lauren’s passion for fresh and healthy foods, which promotes a happy and productive crew, has made her famous behind the camera.
You will learn the details specific to managing and executing the job of providing nourishment to a working film crew in full production. Craft Service provides tray service around the set, and buffet style foods and beverages to the other departments suitable to the environment on any given day or night.
- Prep: budget, paperwork, script breakdown
- Food safety and storage
- Production: the call sheet & the day ahead
- Menu planning & shopping
- Working On Set – etiquette, walkie-talkie protocols, Studio vs Locations
- Ownership/rental of the truck, tools of the trade, insurance
- Working with the needs of cast and crew
- Presentation details, food quality, take away style of ‘the table’.
- Wrapping out at end of show
SEMINAR & MANUAL contents:
When you attend our Craft Service Seminar, you will also receive a copy of our comprehensive book. Inside, you’ll find detailed information to help you prepare for a career in the Craft Service Department.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION and HISTORY
Scene One: THE TRUCK
Scene Two: THE BUDGET
Scene Three: ACCOUNTING
Scene Four: JOB DESCRIPTION
Scene Five: MENU PLANNING / SHOPPING
Scene Six: THE TABLE
Scene Seven: WORKING ON SET
Scene Eight: PRODUCTION PAPERWORK
Scene Nine: THE WALKIE-TALKIES
Scene Ten: SAFETY
Scene Eleven: WRAP OF SHOW
Scene Twelve: A ‘FILM INDUSTRY’ RESUME
Lauren Lindsey, Craft Services
Lauren has been in the Craft Service Department in Film & Television for over thirty (30) years, and still going strong. With experience on features films, independents, television, series and commercials, her vast credits include: “Legends of the Fall“, “Rocky IV“, “Ace Ventura” and over eighty (80) productions.
The seminars are either subsidized by a local group (e.g. film school, film commission), or paid per ticket by the student. If YOU would like the live seminar to come to your city, please email us – and we’ll start a registration list. When thirty-five (35) registrants have accrued, we will open registration.
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Private Consultant: Dependant on size and scope of the of project
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careers and dreams are worth investing in
(hint: this is a more affordable, practical and results driven investment than a typical film school degree)
Lauren, I used to being sick by the end of every show, lots of us did. But with your food, I always feel better. – Ben Gurussi, Key Grip, IATSE 891