As a video production leader in San Diego, BizVid Communications knows that a happy crew produces good video. Snacks and good lunch breaks are more important than you think. We’ve learned this from experience from foreign lands to home port in San Diego, California. When every crew member answers their call time and prepares to work, having some snacks, juices and water handy helps motivate. Our crew is professional and pretty self sufficient, but can become cranky when there’s nothing to nibble on. We illustrate this in an on location session for Logos Bible Study.
One of our friends and crew members for years runs our teleprompter. She always makes a habit of bringing fresh cookies or mixed nuts to BizVid owners Bill Gruber and Caz Taylor. You can bet we have her join us whenever we can.
One of our favorite clients is CND, Creative Nail Design. They are a class act in every way and food is one of those ways. While it is typically the job responsibility for the video company to feed the folks on a long shoot, this beloved client always caters. And it ain’t no little pizza fest… it is generally from a very well-known caterer. Sometimes it’s from specialty restaurants, sometimes even sushi. I know that when our crew discovers they will be at a CND session, their mouths begin to water.
At our recent venue, the client catered a beautiful spread with specialty foods for their attendees. They were kind enough to include our crew. The challenging part was that we had an assignment to interview attendees during the lunch break. I’ve never seen a crew work so quickly and efficiently, to make sure they finished in time to be sure some of the sumptuous menu items remained.
As a BizVid producer, sometimes the task of bringing food falls on me for the morning goodies. I joke that I try and bring snacks with high sugar or fructose content, so we can be sure the team is a bit hyped by their sugar highs to perform more quickly. It’s not true of course. Want a candy bar?