The importance of Set Etiquette cannot be stressed enough!
The first day of any project is a clean slate for most people (unless you usually run with the same crew), so it’s always a good idea to show caution. A while back we asked our Facebook fans to give us some pointers for Set Etiquette. With their help, and a few tips of our own, we have compiled a short list of 7 Things Not to Do on Set. Whether it is your first show, or you’re a veteran of the industry, these tips might just keep you around for the next project:
1) Don’t Unplug ANYTHING
Especially if you don’t know what you’re unplugging. Whether it’s a 1K, a practical or the DP’s cell phone charger, don’t risk it!
2) Don’t Ask the PM, PC or AD “When will we be done?”
Caution: You won’t like them when they’re angry. You’re most likely the hundredth person to ask them this. If you do, you might find your name mysteriously absent from tomorrow’s call sheet.