Know your requirements:
First of all, you should know what type of crew members you may need to hire for the project. The best way to find out is reading end credits of the films. Another good option is to study books about film production. However, you can also seek help from an experienced film maker.
Let the people know:
Now, when you know your requirements, it’s time to list the job openings. Advertise in film magazines, newspapers and websites covering show business news. You must provide complete details of your project and give your contact information so that they can respond in time. You can find many agencies that can provide you the technical staff. However, you will have to spend little bit of money in the form of commission.
Before calling people for interviews, you must know the average salary of the below-the-line crew members. Though, it varies from person to person but still you should have the complete idea about their market price.
If the response is according to your expectations then short list the candidates by reviewing their resumes. Call at least three candidates for each seat otherwise you won’t be able to find the best man or woman for the job.
Ask about their skills and experience:
Do not rely just on the resumes and conduct a detailed interview. Ask the candidates about their aptitude, inclination and experiences. You must select those who have spent couple of years in film making. However, sometimes even a beginner can perform better than the experienced person. The newcomers carry fresh ideas with them and they work for much less salary.
Evaluate their aesthetic sense:
While interviewing, you should check whether they possess a strong artistic sense or not. If you are satisfied then draft a contract and get it signed by them.