There is such a wide variety of work in the film and TV industry. Each month we place members in jobs as stand-ins. A stand-in is a person who substitutes for the real actor so that production decisions can be made without the real performer being on set. Stand-ins allow the director of photography (DOP) to light the set and the camera department to light and focus scenes while the actors are absent. The director will often ask stand-ins to deliver the scene dialogue (“lines”) and walk through (“blocking”) the scenes to be filmed.
While you won’t even appear in the finished production you will get paid and it’s great experience for being on set and in front of the camera. For a tongue in cheek look at the work of stand-ins check out this trailer for Drew Barrymore’s latest move…The Stand In .