Showing up prepared to a shoot is a MUST. You need to be on top of your A game at all times while working with other creatives. It's important to be respectful throughout the shoot. Here is what is expected of you on set.
You need to show up early/on time. When you arrive to a job early/on time it is a great look for you. It shows you are excited to be there and that you are ready to get to work! Get plenty of rest the night before so you have enough time to prepare yourself for your big day!
Have a great attitude! When you are having a good time, your energy will reflect on everyone else. No one likes to be around a stick in the mud! This is a fun job that not everyone has the privilege to experience so make the most of it and have a wonderful time!!
Be patient. Remember that a lot of hard work and thought has gone into this project. Sometimes you will have to wait for everyone to set up so that they can make sure everything looks good before they are ready to shoot. This takes time because there is a vision in their mind that they are trying to project onto their viewers so be patient with them and be ready to shoot at any moment.
Make sure you are attentive. Focus on what you are there for and think of ways you can contribute to the project. Ask questions about what they are needing you to do so that you have a better understanding of what they expect from you.
Lastly, have confidence, you are there for a reason! They believe in you so you should believe in yourself. If you are not confident it will show through the camera and you don't want that! Have fun, let loose and be the amazingly awesome human you are!!
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