You Need To Bring This To A Film Set
After you’ve been booked, you might be unsure what to bring to set on shooting day. Take a lesson from the boy scouts and be prepared—if you’re unsure about something, bring it anyway! You never know what might come in handy.
Here are some things to have in your bag as you head to your first location.
If you’ll be changing into a costume on set, bring something casual and comfy to wear in the meantime. However, many low-budget productions will ask you to use your own clothing for costumes, so you’ll want to bring several different outfits for the director to choose from. Also for low-budget productions, it never hurts to bring your own makeup. (Often, they’ll require it!)
A change of clothes
You never know what kind of conditions you might be shooting in. If you just spent several hours doing take after take in the rain, you’ll probably want something warm and dry to wear for the ride home.
In an outdoor shoot, you’ll be vulnerable to nature. Take steps to prevent getting a sunburn or dozens of mosquito bites.
If your film has a makeup department, make sure you check with them first about applying sunscreen to your face. They want your skin protected, but sometimes sunscreen will make you look shiny on camera. Ask their opinion on what products to use!
Three forms of ID
A book to read
There is a lot of down time on set. You want to be ready to film at any time, but often time you are waiting in holding for hours until they are ready to bring you on set. Bring a book or something else quiet to do while you hang out.
If in doubt, bring it! Better safe than sorry.
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