If you are unfamiliar with A Year Without Rent you should start reading Lucas McNelly’s blog. The idea is he travels around the country helping out independent filmmakers on their films and they supply him with a couch to sleep on.
I am currently the visual effect supervisor on a film called CXL, which Lucas helped us out on for a few days. He was a big help and a much needed extra hand for our small production. Here is his take on his first day of the production.