An Actor’s Guide to On-Set Etiquette
If you’re an actor, then you’re likely familiar with the world of on-set filming. It’s a demanding, fast-paced, and often chaotic environment. However, no matter how busy and hectic on-set filming can be, it’s important for actors to remember to maintain a professional attitude and adhere to good on-set etiquette. Doing so will ensure that you’re able to make the most of your time on set and maintain a positive relationship with your fellow actors, crew, and directors.
The first step to adhering to good on-set etiquette is to always be punctual. Make sure that you arrive on set on time and ready to go. This shows that you’re professional and serious about your work, and it will make a good impression on the crew and other actors. It’s also important to be attentive and prepared. Make sure that you’ve read the script and are familiar with your character and any lines that you might have to deliver. This will also make a good impression on the crew and other actors, and it will make the filming process much smoother.
When on set, it’s important to maintain a respectful attitude towards everyone you work with. This means showing respect to the crew, directors, and other actors. It’s also important to keep noise to a minimum. On-set filming can be very noisy, and it’s important to be mindful of this and avoid making unnecessary noise. Additionally, try to avoid speaking when the director is giving instructions or when another actor is delivering their lines.
Finally, it’s important to be mindful of the space that you’re in. On-set filming often requires actors to be in very close proximity to one another, which can be uncomfortable for some. Be mindful of other actors’ personal space and respect their boundaries. It’s also important to remember to not touch or move any of the equipment or props.
These are just a few of the tips for maintaining good on-set etiquette. It’s important to remember that on-set filming can be a demanding environment, but with the right attitude and etiquette, you can make the most of your time on set and create a positive working relationship with the other actors and crew. If you’re looking to hone your acting skills, consider taking acting classes in London. Acting classes can help you develop your skills and prepare you for the demands of on-set filming.
There are plenty of acting classes available at the Reel Scene in London, so it’s important to do your research and find the right one for you. Look for classes that focus on the type of acting you’re interested in. All of our classes are taught by experienced and DBS-approved instructors.
If you’re not based in London, you can take online classes and join in on Q&A sessions and scene study workshops on our online platform, The Actors Gym.