Sca Community Quiz

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This is an easy-to-take online safety quiz for production students.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a production number?
    • A. 

      A randomly generated number

    • B. 

      One number I can use for the rest of my USC career

    • C. 

      A number unique to each class that I can share with my classmates if someone really needs it

    • D. 

      A number unique to each class you take that allows you to; rent equipment and other production related materials, shoot both on and off campus, use school facilities, insurance for the class productions and unique access to the SAG agreement AND WHICH MAY NOT BE USED FOR ANY OTHER PROJECTS BUT THE CLASS PROJECTS FOR WHICH IT IS SPECIFICALLY GIVEN.

  • 2. 
    USC insurance will cover my vehicle if:
    • A. 

      If it’s just a bicycle

    • B. 

      It’s a motor boat/speed boat

    • C. 

      If it’s my car and I have a pristine driving record

    • D. 

      None of the above. USC Insurance NEVER covers any vehicle of any kind

  • 3. 
    If I have a great scene with a character using a weapon, what do I need?
    • A. 

      Guns are not allowed in 290/507 films.

    • B. 

      In 310/508 I can use guns but a prop weapon may not have moving parts.

    • C. 

      I must complete an Authorization to Use Prop Weapons Form (found in the Physical Production Office) and fill out and complete a Hazardous Shooting Conditions Form (found on the SCA community website)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      14 hours only, including wrap time

    • B. 

      The MAXIMUM shooting day for USC projects is 12 hours. The MINIMUM turn around time before the next shooting day is 12 hours

    • C. 

      Until we get all the shots I want

    • D. 

      I can shoot for 12 hours, and then take as much time as I need to wrap the set and leave.

  • 5. 
    As I progress to higher-level classes during my career at SCA, I can work with animals in the following ways?
    • A. 

      No creature, from Ants to Elephants, may be harmed during the filming of any USC Student Project. All use of Animals must be vetted and checked by the American Humane Society. See SPO Wiki for Animal Wrangler references

    • B. 

      Use my animal without contacting the Humane Society

    • C. 

      Insects, bugs or other animals that are not normally considered pets, farm or zoo animals can be killed if the script calls for that

    • D. 

      I’m not going to hurt it. It’ll just look like I did so I don’t need anything or anyone

  • 6. 
    I need a Hazardous Shooting Conditions form for:
    • A. 

      Only prop weapons

    • B. 

      Minors and prop weapons only

    • C. 

      Any shoot that involves Nudity, Fire (candles to conflagrations), Stunts, Weapons, Minors, Driving, Animals, Water work, Rain work, Generators larger that 50 amps, Travel outside the thirty-mile zone (see SPO for details on this zone)

    • D. 

      Only if I shoot on campus

  • 7. 
    I’m shooting an epic film that has this crane shot:
    • A. 

      No Jib Arms, Cranes, Scissor Lifts, Camera Cars, or Car Mounts are allowed on student projects

    • B. 

      Sure, why not

    • C. 

      If I get outside insurance

    • D. 

      If it’s a great shot and I really want to do it

  • 8. 
    Failure to adhere to the rules regarding production numbers could result in:
    • A. 

      My production number suspended and film confiscated

    • B. 

      I would have to appear before the Disciplinary Committee and/or the University Judicial Affairs Committee

    • C. 

      My grade can be lowered or even fail the class

    • D. 

      Just A) and C)

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    When using an underage actor I need a studio teacher/welfare worker:
    • A. 

      Even when the actor is 16/17 years old, and it’s the weekend and a parent is present.

    • B. 

      If I’m doing a wardrobe fitting of less than forty-five minutes

    • C. 

      When a minor actor is being filmed in the interior of his or her own home, and is free to leave the set at anytime

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    I don’t need a stunt coordinator if:
    • A. 

      It’s a stunt I can do myself

    • B. 

      The actor feels confident he can do the action

    • C. 

      I’m afraid I will embarrass my actor by suggesting that he can’t perform this action

    • D. 

      None of the above. Stunt coordinators are mandatory for any action that could IN ANY WAY injure your actor.

  • 11. 
    Who is responsible for knowing all these rules?
    • A. 

      The student assistant is responsible for telling me all this

    • B. 

      The professor is responsible for telling me all this

    • C. 

      I am, and I can ask the Student Production Office for help when I don’t know something

    • D. 

      I don’t need to know all the rules before I shoot

  • 12. 
    I can use a gun at any time on any film while I am enrolled in the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 13. 
    I can use my class production number for any projects I choose.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 14. 
    The last person to use a piece of equipment is the one responsible for any loss and damage.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 15. 
    USC will insure picture cars.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 16. 
    Our relationship with the American Humane Society only covers larger animals.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 17. 
    If I film in the ocean or a private swimming pool I will need a lifeguard.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 18. 
    I can film more than fifty miles from USC.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 19. 
    Scenes involving nudity can be filmed anywhere on campus.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 20. 
    I only need filming permits on campus.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 21. 
    Rule violations can result in lower grades or referral to the office of Student Judicial Conduct.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 22. 
    Open-toe shows may not be worn on the stages, the loading dock and the Zemeckis parking lot.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 23. 
    It is okay to be abusive to staff personnel because they are only staff personnel.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 24. 
    I can use cranes and jib arms if I know a student who has used one before.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 25. 
    I can only use the stages after having a stage check out and safety meeting.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 26. 
    I can have a safety meeting anytime I desire providing I schedule it well in advance.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE