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Random BC Film Industry Fact

Did you know that, in the BC film industry, Craft Services and First Aid are the same thing? Anyone working Craft Services (not catering, just crafty) has to have a high level First Aid certificate as well as the ability to serve light snacks and refreshments.

If I knew people who wrote non-au J2 fic, I would tell them this so that their fics could be all realistic...but I don't like reading non-au J2 fic, so I don't know anyone who writes it. Still, interesting to know!

As far as the instructor of my course is aware, BC is the only place where this is the case. I think that's both cool - because it's like everyone working crafty is a secret first-aid superhero, and not so cool - because you have to go through all this first aid training if you want to serve light snacks and refreshments on a film set.


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Sep. 12th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
Huh. The things you learn on LJ! Odd and oddly impressive.
Sep. 12th, 2010 03:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, knowledge is power or something! Haha...I thought it was interesting anyhow. I took a little course about the BC film industry - just an overview. It was cool.
Sep. 12th, 2010 07:35 am (UTC)
That strikes me as a rather underhanded way to obtain cheap medical services. I can't imagine they pay people all that much to serve snacks and yet they expect certification on something completely unrelated. O_o
Sep. 12th, 2010 08:02 am (UTC)
Actually, craft services belongs to the same union as the gaffers, grips, and art department...so I'm sure the union negotiates a fair deal for them. But who knows, I'd have to track down someone in craft services and ask them.
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