A comfortable environment sets the stage for a great production, but how do you keep the environment at an optimal temperature?
The Show Must Go On, No Matter the Temperature
A cool set is important. You want your crew to be comfortable, and you don’t want your actors to be sweaty and panting. A hot, sticky environment is also damaging to cameras and other filming equipment. And you aren’t off the hook if you’re production is during the colder months—weather that’s too cold can be just as uncomfortable and damaging.
You don’t want to be in a situation where you have to delay production due to the temperature conditions because that results in lost time and money.
Preparing your set with the proper equipment will ensure that you meet your deadlines and your budget.
The Best Method For Cooling Your Set
Cooling is important on a variety of sets, including:
- Still Shoots
- Feature Films
- Outdoor Movie Sets
- Music Videos
- Television Studios
Typically, the best type of unit to use in these situations is a spot cooler. These are a great option because they are portable, easy to turn on and off, and make very little noise. You can move the units where you need them, when you need them to better fit your production schedule.
Heating a Set
In some situations, such as at an outdoor shoot, heating a set may also be necessary. Using an electric, direct fired, or indirect fired heater, you can provide a comfortable environment for everyone involved in your production. Portable heating options make it easy to heat specific areas that need to be warmed, whether indoors or outdoors.
Keep the Air Clean
In addition to maintaining a comfortable temperature on your set, it’s a good idea to use a HEPA filter to purify the air. These portable filters are great for removing allergens, bacteria, dust, and other toxins.
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Need Help Cooling or Heating Your Set?
Need to control the temperature on your set? Priority Rental serves the area in and around Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and Washington DC.
We have experience working closely with location coordinators and site contractors, ensuring that we provide great service. We’ll deliver and set up units on location, so you don’t need to worry about the logistics.