UnderGround Forums
 

FilmmakerGround >> Help....onset for a movie...


1/19/05 5:21 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
LEMon
127 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 19-Jan-05
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 4895
 
My friend got me on set on a medium budget horror film i am a film student but what the hell do i do once on set? I said "can i help with anything" they were very nice but said we have it under control. So i left for a bit and am going to go back later on....not sure what to do there! Ideally i'd like to get some experience but dont know exactly where to begin. Help a brutha out!!
1/20/05 5:46 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Lynn@Renzos
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 20-Jan-05
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 7710
Is it a union shoot?
1/20/05 11:44 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
LEMon
127 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 20-Jan-05
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 4902
Not that i know of?
1/20/05 11:45 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
LEMon
127 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 20-Jan-05
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 4903
The art department seems to be the only available one, guess that means lugging furniture for me.
1/21/05 10:06 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
asymmetrik
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 21-Jan-05
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 311
a PA on one of my sets was walking around straightening cables without anyone asking him to do so. he of course was told to stop touching things by the gaffer. the rest of the day the gaffer and key grip were plotting/joking about how best to drop a sandbag on him from the grid and make it look like an accident. be glad that you've got something to do. art teams are generally really cool people and very creative. it can be boring being on a show as a guest, especially if the set is too confined to allow you to watch the takes. either way though, you will learn a lot. go have drinks with G&E afterward for a really good time.
1/21/05 10:41 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
LEMon
127 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 21-Jan-05
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 4907
good advice thanx man
1/24/05 6:58 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Dragon
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 24-Jan-05
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 6464
I would say if they don't have anything for you to do, just sit back and absorb as much as you can by watching the director, DP, 1st AD, etc. until each one gets tired of seeing you. Unless of course you're there specifically to be a PA, but it sounds like he just got you onto set, right? I say just sit back, watch, and learn.

Reply Post

You must log in to post a reply. Click here to login.