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erik_ande_85
10-07-2009, 02:17 PM
Hey guys!

I'm shooting a commercial that will be set in a patient room on a hospital.
We don't actually have access to a hospital to shoot in. So we're gonna build one by ourselfs.

We want it to look cliché, like in a hollywood way. What do you suggest to put in there?

We have managed to get a real hospital bed, wich is a must. but we need to fill ut up with gears.

For example we need a heart defib. Any easy way to "create" one?

Write down all your ideas what that kind of room should look like!

Barry_Green
10-07-2009, 02:52 PM
Find the nursing school in your local college. They'll almost definitely let you shoot there, for free. Sweet talk 'em. I've done it multiple times, never had a problem. They have existing "hospital rooms" with the curtains, the hospital beds, even dummies for patients in the beds.

erik_ande_85
10-07-2009, 03:08 PM
Good idea! I'm gonna check that out!

djbobbyrhodes
10-07-2009, 11:55 PM
Find the nursing school in your local college. They'll almost definitely let you shoot there, for free. Sweet talk 'em. I've done it multiple times, never had a problem. They have existing "hospital rooms" with the curtains, the hospital beds, even dummies for patients in the beds.

Very true.

We just called up the NIU health service people. We got in touch with the boss lady there and it was good to go. Health services was really cool with us. We got all our doctor/patient costumes from them.

Pictures for funsies.

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erik_ande_85
10-08-2009, 08:45 AM
Thanks guys for your help!

It might be so that we still will build a hospital room from scratch because of all the actors, transportation etc.. With an all white room and a hospital bed as the basics.

We need a heart defib, old school style with big paddles. They are pretty hard to come by (esspecially without license). Do you have any ideas how to build it? We have acess to some very strange electrical euipment that can be the "charger". I'm also thinking old phone cords as cabels between them. But how do I make the paddles?

These are ideal:
http://ethicsoup.typepad.com/.a/6a00e554e81be388340120a5329bff970c-800wi

Nick Walters
10-29-2009, 05:50 AM
I'd say get a couple car scrubbers from the auto parts store that look the part, perhaps you'll need to paint them....attach a couple phone cords, have these lead to some random squarish electronics box from goodwill...bamm, you got a defib

David G. Smith
10-29-2009, 12:58 PM
Call around and see if you can find an EMS training facility in your area, or a private ambulance service, that provides advanced life support services and they may be able to rent/loan you a cardiac monitor/deliberator. Call your local fire department/EMS provider and see if they can get access to them. Call a community college allied health department or nursing program. Call your local hospital and talk to the bio-engineering department (they repair that stuff) and see if they have any that could be used. If they don't ask them for the name of the regional representative of the monitor/defibs that they have. Those reps may loan you one as a kind of product placement idea. The three most popular brands are Physio-Conrol, who make the "Life-Pak" brand (the most popular), Zoll and Hewlett-Packard.

Call your local chapter of the American Heart Association and see if they can get you in touch with a local instructor that teaches a class called Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). This is the national standard cardiac resuscitation course that is taught to doctors, Paramedics, Nurses, ect. The instructors will have access to training monitor/deliberators and should have access to a handy little gizmo called a "Rhythm generator" which is a box of electronics that hooks up to the monitor and makes standard normal and pathologic cardiac rhythm tracings on the monitor screen.

David G. Smith
10-29-2009, 01:04 PM
As part of your sweet talk to get a monitor/deliberator, let the person know that you will give them screen credit as "Medical Technical Advisor", or some such non-sense.... this works better than "Special thanks" and I bet you that that person will put that on their resume (especially an EMS training instructor, I know, I used to be one). Actually you may want to approach with that first, I need a "Medical Technical Advisor", and, BTW, can you get us a.... You know the drill!.

erik_ande_85
11-06-2009, 12:35 PM
hey guys!

Thanks for the tips!

Here is the result:

http://vimeo.com/7468988


the defib wasn't easy.:)

insanityfw
11-06-2009, 12:52 PM
good work pulling it all together. The concept was great! Congrats.