San Diego Media Pros would like to acknowledge the on-set incident in Santa Fe on October 21, 2021. We intend to dedicate a meeting in 2022 to on-set safety and welcome your input on what we include.
For our October event, please know that any use of the term “horror stories” is meant as a figure of speech and we intend for the meeting to be about sharing real-life surprises that happen during production, how we can learn from them, and how solid pre-production and on-set best practices lead to a positive and safe working environment for all media professionals.
Please join us around the San Diego Media Pros “campfire” as we share the surprising things that have happened at work, on location, at just about any place the ghosts of production come to play.
Whether it’s the sprinklers that turned on in the middle of your multi-camera, overnight shoot on the baseball field, the wind storm that took your 12’x12’ and sent it sailing, or the extremely “well behaved” kids, dogs or elephants that the director or client wanted, we all have a production story that starts with words like “you’ll never believe what happened on set.”
So think through your years in production of corporate events, of the trials of travel, of just the ordinary day at your “on set” office, when suddenly the team had to think on its feet, solve the problem and keep going to make the day. Not only do we want to know what happened, we want to know how you made it through, so we can all share your angst, laugh and learn.
Here’s how we will do it. When you arrive, check in with the membership table to get a name badge. If you have a story to share, let us know and we will put you on the list. Try to keep your story to about 2 minutes if you can, so we have time for everyone. If you have more than one story, and we have time for a second round, we will!
Props encouraged. We will not have a way to show visuals such as videos or photos.
Production Stories is the perfect topic for an outdoor meeting, so we will be at Canyonside Community Park next to Los Penasquitos Preserve -
12350 Black Mountain Rd. San Diego, CA 92129.
Note that if you are not comfortable attending an in-person meeting yet, we will record the stories and post them on our SDMP YouTube channel.
Note that this meeting is free for all attendees.
5:30 pm - Registration and check-in
6:00 pm - Meeting begins
7:30 pm - We wrap it up, if we dare …
COVID protocols will be followed including:
We will create a simple set with a microphone on a stand. (No shared microphone.)
Unvaccinated persons are asked to wear a mask
Vaccinated persons are recommended to wear a mask
Single serve snacks and beverages will be served. (We will not be serving hot food or sandwiches, out of caution.) Please feel free to bring additional things for you to enjoy.
If you are not comfortable attending an in-person meeting yet, we will be recording the stories and will post on our SDMP YouTube channel.
If the weather proves to be unfavorable, check our website and our social media pages for updates.
SD Media Pros is an educational non-profit organization and follows all laws and guidelines required for 501c3 organizations.
SDMP meetings are for the professional exchange of educational information only.
Meeting topics and discussions may include technical or creative news, services that apply to the industry, training, national industry conferences, webinars and events, and Southern California film and media events.
Absolutely no political or religious discussions are permitted.
SDMP may discuss fact-based educational information on laws such as AB5 as they pertain to the industry.
Please be advised that any information shared is being offered courtesy of the original source and should not be relied upon as legal advice.
SDMP reserves the right to terminate discussions deemed inappropriate, or that break the group rules.
Personal attacks, racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic, religious, age, and other epithets or defamations will not be tolerated, and will get you banned from the group.
Please be advised that all virtual and live events hosted by SD Media Pros may be recorded and distributed for educational and promotional purposes. Your voluntary participation in such events authorizes and acknowledges SD Media Pro’s exclusive rights of ownership and use of all recordings.