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

  • Conventional / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Body language

    Notice and interpret the non-verbal signals that people send out with their body, including yourself.

Skills

  • Express yourself physically

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

  • Act reliably

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

  • Harmonise body movements

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

  • Act discreetly

    Be discreet and don't draw attention.

  • Follow directions of the artistic director

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

  • Perform for multiple takes

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

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