How it works for Crew
This page outlines the main points for Crew in a little more detail. Please read it carefully as it summarises some really useful information.
1 – How to Get Signed up
A – The Basics
There is no fee payable for crew that want to get signed up to A Crew 4U.
B – Please send your application
C – We’ll call you to have a chat
If your application looks to be suitable, we’ll give you a call because it’s good to get to know you and it’s through establishing a rapport that we can all work together moving forward.
NB – Please read the application guide and be sure to send us all the information we ask for. It’s a bit of a chore, but will enable us to list useful details that we can consult rapidly when an enquiry comes in.
2 – A Typical Job Workflow
Here is the life of a job stage by stage to give you an idea of how we’d work together…
a -Client Enquiry
The client gets in touch with A Crew 4U and tells us what they require. We have a standard list of questions re genre, kit locations, etc etc.
b – Matching the Job to You
We then need to consult the database to find who is/are the best matches to the job in question.
Using the information you sent us to do so. We’d then call you if it was within waking hours in your territory.
c – Giving the Client the details and their Quote
From that information we’d then furnish the client with a quote and a quick précis on the crew we had.
d – Confirmation
Assuming all was well, we’d receive a confirmation from the client and then send you per mail or fax a summary of the job, you’d need to check and return your confirmation that it was OK to proceed with the booking.
e – Planning
We’d organise the initial planning. The minutiae of call sheets and specifics for the day would be for you and the client to manage if practicable, keeping the production manager at A Crew 4U in the loop of course.
f – The Job
Over to you for the job itself! This may be with or without the client. It’s important that you’re proactive in contacting the client in case of critical problems or questions that arise if working remotely. Our crews whether for production services or crewing have a reputation for being good problem solvers as well as great technicians!
g – Post Job
You’d need to log the final hours worked and consumables and extras used above and beyond initial estimate, stating the information and any reasoning behind additions on to a job sheet. As well as making sure that you are looked after we have a job to ensure that a job is as cost effective as possible for the client.
We’d need this information ideally within twelve hours of the completion of a job to enable swift invoicing.
If you had conducted the shoot on a non attended basis, we’d need you to ship the tapes via a method agreed in advance in writing with the client and A Crew 4U and make backup copies if required.
If you shoot on Card media, we’d ask that you keep a backup of the rushes until we had written confirmation materials were received fine by the client.
A crew 4U will also want your feed back on the shoot and that of the client so we can collectively continually improve the services we all offer.
3 – Rates
You are free to set whatever rate you like. A percentage of the final invoice amount for working time will be deducted from your invoice and a set percentage for consumable articles added to the clients eventual invoice.
Please do bear in mind that we’re in a recession at present and that competitive rates and a willingness to come to a deal in cases is always valued by clients and us alike.
4 – Our Relationship with you
We don’t expect you to be an exclusive contractor for us. We hope that, once signed up, we’d be able to help you earn an additional part of your income with us moving forward of course. Once you have been booked to work for a client via us, we require you and the client to agree that you will always conduct bookings via us for said client in the future.
You’re the only one responsible for your taxes and social security payments that are due in your territory.
This is all detailed in the joining us guide and associated terms and conditions that we ask you signify your agreement with at the time that you apply to join the team.
5 – Next Steps
If we’ve not scared you off yet, we’d love to hear from you. You need to send an application.