We are a third of the way through spring, which means that summer is around the corner, including summer heat. Filming in the heat of the summer comes with it’s challenges. It’s important to note that most pieces of gear have minimum and maximum operating temperatures. Cameras generally top out around 104 degrees; here in Vegas, it’s common to surpass that. Best practice is to keep cameras, audio mixers, computers, etc, as shaded as possible.
Filming in shorter spurts when possible can help to regulate gear temperature, and can ultimately lead to more productive shoots. Furthermore, investing in additional 4’x4′ solid cutters can help create added shade for crew and gear. It’s also good practice to have your crew bring gloves and multi-tools, as metal gear can become burning hot sitting in the sun.
Hopefully, we’ll be back up and running sooner than later, and we can enjoy the scorching heat. Stay safe, stay hydrated, and stay filming.