I'm so sorry that you haven't seen me around here in a while. Been spending my nights with zombies (can't say much more than that as the confidentiality forms are longer than the deal memo itself) and have turned into one myself.
Haven't had much to report in the last while either, but something did cross my mind while on set the other night. We here in Toronto have safety bulletins attached to the call sheet whenever doing or using potentially dangerous equipment (IE: stunts, pyro, camera cars, water safety, camera cranes, etc).
These bulletins have been around a while and most shows now don't even include them, merely make note of the bulletin numbers.
So, most crew people are either really tunnel visioned into their own jobs or are really comfortable around big pieces of equipment.
I'm working a 50ft TechnoCrane and cleared enough space around to be able to walk around what was set up.
Why do everyone feel the need to walk under 3000lbs + of metal that could move and crush them at anytime?
Now, I'd be horse if I bothered to scream at all these coworkers (including the producer that's footed the bill for production insurance...) and I don't want to deliberately knock someone unconscious.
This falls a little outside the questioning operators who jumps off cranes. Any experiences? Thoughts? Suggestions?