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RIP Sarah Jones


Not sure how many people know about Sarah Jones. If you don't it was only weeks ago a crew member was killed by a train while shooting a movie in Georgia. There is a lot of finger pointing going on right now and it appears the production company will be at fault. This accident has caused a huge movement in the business because we have all worked on productions that try to cut corners and not do things the right way to save a dollar. This time it happened at the expense of a crew members life. A facebook page called Slates for Sarah has had film crews from all over the world add her name to their slates and submit the picture of it on set. Sometimes with crew members, some actors are scene holding the slate, it has been quite impressive how many crew members have took to this, even if they did not know her.
I did not know her well, but we worked on one show together and I just remember a girl who always had a smile on her face and did her job well. I am writing this on here because I enjoy reading your threads on here when a show I worked on is airing. Usually it provides me laughs, in intrigues me where some people think the story is headed but most of all to read the moments you love and hate. Tonight during the Oscars if you see a black ribbon being worn, it is for Sarah. A push was made to get her name and picture added to the memoriam. Also there was a push to whoever wins best Cinematography, for the winner to drop her name in their speech. So keep a look out for it. I know she is not one of the celebrities but she was a member of the film family and her death has brought the industry even closer. Enjoy the Oscars and I look forward to reading your in show threads in the future!







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blueboy
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Happens all the time in the oil business. I hope you get safer standards without raising the cost of movie production too much. No offense. I'm just worried it will be nothing but super hero movies and sequels/remakes one day.





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TotesMcGotes
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What does that have to do with the possibility of increasing sequels and comic book films?





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The Egg
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i'll be honest, that makes no sense





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LSUJuicer
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Honestly the main movies doing this are the low budget movies. Depending on the budget of the movie determines what everyone's rates are for the show. So if you get the movie on the lowest tier and they are borderline reaching the next tier in pay, that is usually where you see corners cut. In this case they were literally told no you can film on the train tracks. But only people up top would know this and crew members typically trust their production in getting the proper permits. So this one seems to be a case of, "we'll be fine let's just get the shot." Something crews will now probably require seeing the proper documents which is sad because you should be able to trust your production company.

As for your movies I really don't them being affected much. Rise in gas prices probably cost production more than getting the right permits. If you are watching the walking dead you can see train tracks were shot on this season. Never once was their an issue of trains during filming. That company took the right steps to assure our and everyone's safety (a show Sarah worked on too). What happened in the Savannah area was 100% preventable.






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lsufanintexas
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This is great and all but people die all the time.





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blueboy
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What does that have to do with the possibility of increasing sequels and comic book films?
Increasing the overall cost of film making makes studios more hesitant to take risks with innovative concepts. The above mentioned movies almost always make money. They're safe pictures to make.

You'll still get good indy films, but they tend to have very little distribution.






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LSUJuicer
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Again raising the cost of fuel would cost productions more than getting proper permits. Generators, work trucks etc consume so much fuel it is ridiculous. This really would not play much of a role on movies being made. Just means they have to find a location that approves them to shoot there.





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blueboy
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Again raising the cost of fuel would cost productions more than getting proper permits. Generators, work trucks etc consume so much fuel it is ridiculous. This really would not play much of a role on movies being made. Just means they have to find a location that approves them to shoot there.
So what specific changes in policy are people asking for? Sorry. I usually imagine a complete (or attempt at) systemic overhaul in the wake of incidents like these.






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Hoodoo Man
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This is great and all but people die all the time.

Yeah, why would anyone care about something as mundane as death?






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TotesMcGotes
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Safer pictures. Not safe. Plenty of tentpoles fail.

Plus indy films are much less risk.






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blueboy
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Sorry if I came off as insensitive. If you work long enough in O&G, your chances of knowing someone who's died are pretty much 100%. But that's why they have policy changes.

Sounds like OP is getting a lot of support. I hope you achieve your goal, Juicer.

BTW, the big studio movies aren't "my movies" as you put it. I just like to see good projects with a lot of money behind them, for a change.






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LSUJuicer
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Not asking a lot to be honest. Get permits for locations, be approved to shoot in locations. Don't lie to cast and crew that we are allowed to do things, shoot at places and cut corners. Ironically these are things that they are already supposed to do. So basically follow the rules. This is nothing that will break any productions budget because it is already hippos es to be budgeted in from the beginning. Locations department looks for the locations, directors and producer approve where they like, locations then secures the spot with documents, signatures and permits. Multiple individuals are involved in the process to have this happen. Main point it is an easy, cheap fix. Other things you see happen is unqualified stunt coordinators, weapons experts and little corners cut like this that would go a long way to set safety.





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LSU alum wannabe
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So I never heard. She was struck by a train involved in the film or they were just shooting on an active (my word?). And a train came through.





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Dandy Lion
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I'm just worried super hero movies and sequels/remakes wil incessantly continue.






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LSUJuicer
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They were shooting on an active train track. Production told crew two trains would come through and then they would start shooting. Two passed, they went on the tracks and then a third one came they were not expecting and she was hit and others injured.





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they went on the tracks and then a third one came they were not expecting and she was hit and others injured.


How were they not able to get out of the way of the train?






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LSUZombie
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Her name popped up right before they went to commercial





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Her name popped up right before they went to commercial







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LSUJuicer
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There was a bed on the tracks, it was a train trestle. When the train came they ran in the direction away from the train. The train hit the bed and it exploded shrapnel that hit people running. Supposedly she got hit and fell on the tracks when hit with shrapnel. She was then hit.





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