Photography and Videography: Crew Morale

by | Sep 25, 2018

Working on a photography and videography set takes a lot of work, and it isn’t easy for everybody involved. Some people think that working in this kind of industry is glamorous, and full of models and fabulous clothes, but in reality, a photography and videography set means long hours and a lot of work.

It is very easy to get burned out on a production set, and this burnout and the stress that accompanies it can result in crew members choosing to leave the team and the industry because of this frustration.

Because of this, it is very important to maintain morale in your crew. If you manage to keep your team in good spirits, then you can boost productivity and creativity, and have a team that is fully energized and enthusiastic about the work that you’re going to be doing.

As much as possible, you want to promote a work environment that your crew members will find productive to work in. Here are some ways that you can do this.

Allow everyone to take a breather

One of the biggest causes of burnout is the frustration of endless days of work. Too much work with no breaks in between can result in some very demotivated crew members. Always allow your workers to take a breather once in a while on set to make sure that they can take a step back from all of the work, even for just a few minutes.

Let them take a short walk, or relax for a few minutes before they have to get back to work to make sure that they have enough time to gather themselves.

Have food on hand

Having good food on set can also help with boosting crew morale. As much as possible, you want to have healthy food on set, as opposed to having junk food and fast food on set. Having a good variety of healthy food on set helps make sure that your crew doesn’t fill up on junk food that can affect the quality of their work.

Eating unhealthy food can make it hard to focus properly and can affect energy levels, so a healthier alternative would be better for productivity.

Promote a good work-life balance

It’s very disheartening to spend all of your time at work, and your crew would be feeling the same way. As much as possible, promote a healthy work-life balance to make sure that they are able to separate their personal lives from their work. This is really beneficial in increasing productivity and morale in your crew members.