Local vs Traveling your crew
As someone who works on a crews and especially as a sound mixer I have noticed that travel jobs have got less as more and more productions only look to hire locals. It seems that having a team that works together as a well oiled machine isn't considered a priority any more. I have lost count of the horror stories that I have heard. Many producers have told me that they wish that they could have travelled me but the bean counters in the office won't let them. I've had many DPs who have traveled say to me 'I wish you could have come with us on that shoot as you just know how we work. I have had editors tell me that having so many different guys with different equipment and different ways of working makes their job more of a challenge when it would have been easier to have consistency. It seems to me that it is often a false economy just to try and pinch pennies on flying one or two extra people. Why can't productions see that the advantages far outweigh the costs.