So its your first day on a set and you’re not too sure on what to do. I am going to give you 10 “rules” that just about every set lives by. Follow these and maybe they’ll want you to come back tomorrow! These are just a few things I like to see on the sets I work on, not every set will be the same, and this is just a small example of what is expected.
- ARRIVE ON TIME! I can’t stress this enough. Actually, you should probably just go ahead and get there early.
- after you check in, if someone doesn’t take you around, go ahead and introduce yourself to everyone in the room if possible. Don’t interrupt conversations!
- Pay attention
- Remember that the Director is running the set, and NEVER offer any advice or comments to the director unless on the very rare occasion they ask you for your input.
- Learn the common slang/set terms such as a C47 or what everyone else know it as.. A clothes pin
- Be QUIET and try not to move during takes
- when its time for lunch or dinner break, ALWAYS let the higher ups go before you.
- Know what your job is and do it, don’t stand around after a take looking clueless, there is always something that can be done, such as putting away the extra c47s.
- If you are walking in front of a camera and the DP is standing there looking through it, say Crossing, so they know. Its is best to walk behind the camera if possible.
- Clean up after yourself and put everything away! Don’t leave until you’re told you can.
Again, this is just from my experience, as I am sure other people will tell you not all of these apply, or have a million other things that they think are more important, but thats cool. You will learn a lot just from the experience and will quickly find out whats going on. Thanks for reading and be sure to check me out and click on the links here on Facebook(ASPIRETIM), and especially on Instagram(@ASPIRETIM) where I am currently having a giveaway! Go there for entry details. Contest ends September 18, 2017