Why your expectations may be mistaken
“A good director’s not sure when he gets on the set what he’sgoing to do.”8
There is no truly “typical day on set.” Part of what makes filmmaking such an amazing vocation is that every day is unique. One day you could be filming a famous actor in an exotic paradise, on another day you could be shooting in a zero-gravity airplane plummeting at breakneck speeds toward the earth, and on yet another day you might be standing in a pile of manure trying to get a horse to act on cue. Any location, any activity, and all types of people may be on a film set depending on any movie’s particular needs on a particular day.
Film sets, like ...