Watching movies, serials and sitcoms is very entertaining and it’s a dream job for many. If you are lucky enough, you may come across movies which screen the making of the film at the end. It is widely seen in Jacky Chan and Akshay Kumar starrer movies. We laugh the hell out of us, but the crew who is responsible for the set, cameras and lighting forgets their happy smile.
Yes, though you get to visit various locations and meet many talented actors, this isn’t that easy, people. I have worked in a production house and have seen the madness! Fun it is, yes, however, there are a certain things only people working in a TV production crew would relate to!
1. You need to be on your toes all the time, as the timings for ‘CUT’ are never decided!
2. You are the first one to ENTER and last to EXIT the sets.
3. No matter how hungry you are, you need to make sure every important person on set eats before you prepare your dish.
4. If you are an intern at the set, then forget that you would ever get a complete lunch.
5. Any valuables misplaced? You are the first one to be questioned!
6. You may have to stand the entire day holding the huge hot light called ‘Baby’. :p
7. All the crew members have to run from left-right and right-left shouting: ‘We are in the field (camera)’.
8. Artists get touch up after every cut; nobody bothers to offer you a sunscreen in the hot sun.
9. What others hear:
Actors – “What a performance, great it was”.
Directors – “Awesome implementation boss”.
DOP – “incredible shot it was, so creative”.
What you hear always – “Setting – Dada – Makeup – Costume change – Next scene – Silence”!
10. You are the happiest person in the world when you hear ‘Pack Up’ :D
11. You do the toughest and the most tedious job on sets, but still are paid the least.
12. But you are the real heroes on sets. Trust me, I mean it.
We really know how good it feels to be praised after a heavy work load and thus if you guys know some more points that I might have missed, please share with me in the comments section below. Also, not to forget share this article with TV people you know. :)