The Born Freelancer on “personal protection” for freelancers

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   Since the pandemic, never have the words “personal protective equipment” appeared together so ubiquitously. And it got me to thinking:  what […]

Posted on February 3, 2021 at 7:15 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,

Tragic death of camera assistant in Georgia highlights on-set safety issues

Last week Peter Driftmier’s Story Board post about the death of his brother on a factual TV shoot got a lot of attention from people in the television production industry. Tweets about the post came from all corners of Canada, as well as the United States and England. It seems the story struck a nerve with […]

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 8:25 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

One year after factual TV director dies on job, workers speak out for safety

by Peter Driftmier One year ago, my talented and beautifully spirited brother, John Driftmier, died on the job shooting adventure factual TV. It was by no means an isolated accident, though a fatal one: a plane he was taking aerial footage from crashed in a foreign country. The fact of the matter is that the hard-working […]

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · 8 Comments · Tagged with: , , ,