Shooting on location can have the cast and crew facing some odd challenges. This is particularly true when doing so in a somewhat exotic terrain. First, there’s the need to deal with the equipment, from the cameras to all the latest camera stabilization gear. Questions like how the rig will survive the transport, what items will need to be modified to suit the locale, where to get gear or parts just in case, will weigh heavily into the production head’s mind. Shooting on location and with unknown terrain, one can always count on handheld camera stabilization devices. These come in all shapes and sizes and work with a wide variety of cameras. Using a handheld steadicam will ensure the camera operator can get smooth footage regardless of the environment and perform various moves: pan, tilt, or hover with ease. The camera operator can go over sandy, rocky, or any other type of ground and still capture shake-free footage. Naturally, a crew usually travels with a full complement of gear. Assorted cameras and a variety of shooting needs generally require more equipment. Commonly, dollies, sliders, and jibs make it to the list. Filming on a tropical location for a Support Denim Day documentary for example, required its crew to do an ocular inspection so they can anticipate the production’s needs but sometimes, there just isn’t enough inspection to prepare for the actual shoot. Often, it’s just when the professional film crew sets foot on location, the possible problems start to make themselves known. Upon arriving on set, they realized a tad too late that the wet season has arrived and conditions are quite not the same from a few months back when they visited the site. Bugs became a mainstay on the location and got in the way of the cast and crew. Several days after somewhat discouraging and annoying conditions, a simple solution came to the production’s rescue: fine mesh netting. Meters and meters of this mesh was sewn together, basically making a giant tent of bug protection to go over the sets (well, that combined with liberal applications of bug repellent). The netting was big enough to go over the set and the equipment and camera operators made the most of the handheld camera stabilizers for the convenience they afforded. As it is often said in the biz, the show must go on; and go on it did on this set.