Profession extra

Extras perform actions in the background or in crowds during filming. They do not contribute to the plot directly but they are important to create a certain atmosphere.

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Personality Type


  • Perform for multiple takes

    Perform the same scene several times in a row independently from the plot until the shot is deemed satisfactory.

  • Act discreetly

    Be discreet and don't draw attention.

  • Act reliably

    Proceed in a way that one can be relied on or depended on.

  • Express yourself physically

    Express emotions and ideas through movements, gestures, and actions.

  • Harmonise body movements

    Harmonise body movements in accordance to rhythm and melody, aestetic or dramatic concept, dramatic pace, etc.

  • Follow directions of the artistic director

    Follow the instructions of the director while understanding his creative vision.

Optional knowledge and skills

ride horses lighting techniques work with the director of photography adapt to different roles ensure cooperation among production, costume department and make-up department practice martial arts acting techniques work with the camera crew practise singing photography exercise sports analyse a script sing work with the lighting crew rehearse role use firearms practice dance moves dance

Source: Sisyphus ODB