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Make Your Movie by Barbara Freedman Doyle

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Chapter 21

A Day in the Life of a Production

There’s a 7:00 am general crew call, so at 5:30 am the transportation department moves all the trucks and trailers in and parks them, forming a base camp in a parking area designated by the Location Manager. The catering truck will be there at 6:00 am, with the fixings for 75 breakfasts hot and ready, and a Medic will be on set from the first person’s call until the last person’s wrap.

Many of the crew members will have arrived earlier. The Second AD and her PAs call will be 6:00 am, so they can meet the actors and bring them to their dressing room or the Hair and Makeup trailer. The Hair and Makeup department people will be busy in their trailer working on the actors who are in the first scheduled ...

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