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Being on set is simply fascinating, and for those who want to work in the film and television industry it is one of the most valuable experiences – observation itself already gives you the knowledge that you can’t necessary gain from classroom study. I have worked on various sets and even though the set etiquette differs depending on the 1st Assistant Director and how the Director wants things done, these are my golden rules:

  1. Be on time or early.
  2. Pay attention to what is happening, listen to the radio, know what the scene and set up is.
  3. Be courteous of others.

Most importantly, don’t underestimate work shadowing and/or runner position opportunities, as they are a great way to understand the industry. Whilst working under the Art Department on the feature film, “the Decoy Bride“, I was amazed at how a studio space got transformed into 4 different sets. In addition to this, I was introduced to the Director who gave great advice regarding women in the film and TV industry.

 

– Sue Lau, IAFT Intern

Being on set is simply fascinating, and for those who want to work in the film and television industry it is one of the most valuable experiences – observation itself already gives you the knowledge that you can’t necessary gain from classroom study. I have worked on various sets and even though the set etiquette differs depending on the 1st Assistant Director and how the Director wants things done, these are my golden rules:

  1. Be on time or early.
  2. Pay attention to what is happening, listen to the radio, know what the scene and set up is.
  3. Be courteous of others.

Most importantly, don’t underestimate work shadowing and/or runner position opportunities, as they are a great way to understand the industry. Whilst working under the Art Department on the feature film, ‘Decoy Bride’, I was amazed at how a studio space got transformed into 4 different sets. In addition to this, I was introduced to the Director who gave great advice regarding women in the film and TV industry.

– Sue Lau, IAFT Intern

IAFT Cebu

IAFT Cebu

IAFT Cebu, Philippines is a film school that delivers an educational experience that reflects Hollywood roots and traditions. Founded in 2004, IAFT Cebu offers Certificate and Diploma programs in film , acting and 3D animation. Located in: One Hollywood Blvd
, Bigfoot I.T. and Media Park, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu, Philippines. Email: cebu-admissions@iaft.net, Contact Numbers: Globe/Viber: +63-917-314-3456 Smart: +63-947-991-9659 Phone: +63-32-495-2111