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How to Be the AD’s Favorite Extra on Set

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Acting 5th May 2017 backstage


I love extras, but I’d rather work with a specific set I know I can trust than a thousand who are going to be unreliable. Here are a few ways to make sure you’re making the best impression possible as an extra.

Show up on time.
For the love of everything that’s pure and good, please show up on time.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to pull crew off their positions to be part of a scene. It drives me nuts, but if extras don’t show up on time, I can’t waste more time waiting for them. I’d rather use the PA! You’d be surprised how often this happens. If you’re asked to be an extra in a film, you’re part of the team. Act like it and show up on time.

Do the research.
Most productions will give you an idea of what you’re going to be doing as an extra, which gives you the opportunity to do more research for the part.

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