Your entire day will likely involve getting out of bed quite early! Call occasions for TV extras and movie extras is often as early as 7.30am, often even earlier! You should arrive promptly so the crew know they have a complete complement of TV extras or film extras and do not have to spend your time attempting to locate missing people.
If you're filming on location you'll frequently discover that the simplest way to discover a film set would be to simply locate a large assortment of trucks, buses, vans and something that appears like it belongs on the film set! Whether it's situated in an online location, or perhaps is difficult to get, it's highly likely that local signs may have been setup on the highway.
After you have "checked in" the routine can differ. You might get sent right to wardrobe or makeup (if needed), or just told to seize breakfast (see 'Food' below), or simply relax in 'the bus'. The Standard 'hub' on the location shoot is really a double-decker bus, where cast and crew spend time between takes. On the busy shoot there might be another bus for crew and actors, if you see one marked 'crew only' you realize this is a very good sign you are gonna need to search for another bus displaying an indication for example 'extras' or 'background'.
Unless of course you're focusing on a period of time piece or perhaps a production that needs a really specific costume, then you most probably is going to be told which kind of clothes to put on ahead of time, or possibly requested to create an array of clothes along with you, to allow the wardrobe department to create their very own choice. There are specific "No No's" so far as clothes go. You have to keep in mind that you're not the star from the production and anything you put on shouldn't be particularly designed to help you stick out in the crowd! Therefore, you should attempt and put on muted colors, and definitely nothing loud or crazy, unless of course obviously, you have been requested for precisely that! You should avoid putting on something that could cause a 'strobbing' impact on TV screens for example checks or narrow stripes. With no apparent logos, especially one advertises your personal company!
For TV extras or film extras focusing on a production that needs a particular type of costume, a vacation to the wardrobe department is going to be around the cards. Chances are they'll may have checked along with you in advance about measurements. However, you need to know precisely what your measurements are at any time, as well as your height, chest/bust, waist, sides, hat size, inside leg measurement and shoe size. If you're much like me, your measurements can vary every so often therefore it is better to make certain you realize when they have altered!
Unless of course you are likely to be utilized in close-up shots, it's unlikely that you'll want any kind of constitute. If you're selected for close ups, probably the most you may expect is some powder in some places to 'matte' the face and stop shine. However, just like wardrobe, if you're filming a period of time piece, or perhaps a production that needs a particular 'look', a trip to constitute will likely be needed. Whether it's a period of time piece watch out to put on a wig or (for that men) sideboards, mustache or perhaps a beard! Again, should there be specific constituting needs plus there is a high probability you'll have learned relating to this ahead of time, so you'll know what to anticipate. In extreme situations you might have an extremely morning hours call to be able to go right to constitute, where they'll spend a few hrs turning you right into a zombie, accident victim or even an alien!