Profession stand-in

Stand-ins replace actors before the filming starts. They perform the actions of the actors during the lighting and audiovisual setup, so everything is in the right place during the actual shooting with the actors.

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Personality Type

Skills

  • Adapt to type of media

    Adapt to different types of media such as television, movies, commercials, and others. Adapt work to type of media, scale of production, budget, genres within type of media, and others.

  • Memorise lines

    Memorise your role in a performance or broadcast, whether it is text, movement, or music.

  • Analyse a script

    Break down a script by analysing the dramaturgy, form, themes and structure of a script. Conduct relevant research if necessary.

  • Follow work schedule

    Manage the sequence of activities in order to deliver completed work on agreed deadlines by following a work schedule.

  • Study media sources

    Study various media sources such as broadcasts, print media, and online media in order to gather inspiration for the development of creative concepts.

  • Adapt to different roles

    Adapt to different roles in a play, regarding the styles, ways of acting and aesthetics.

  • Follow directions of the artistic director

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

  • Study roles from scripts

    Study and rehearse roles from scripts; interpret, learn and memorise lines, stunts, and cues as directed.

  • Work with the lighting crew

    Work with the crew responsible for the lighting setup and operation to get directions from them on where to stand for an aesthetic result.

  • Work with an artistic team

    Work closely with directors, fellow actors and playwrights to find the ideal interpretation to a role.

  • Work with the camera crew

    Work with the crew responsible for the camera operation and movement to get directions from them on where to stand for an aesthetic result.

  • Work with the director of photography

    Work with the director of photography on the artistic and creative vision that needs to be followed during production of a movie or theatre production.

Optional knowledge and skills

ensure cooperation among production, costume department and make-up department acting techniques harmonise body movements promote yourself lighting techniques rehearse role rehearse with fellow actors dance perform scripted dialogue sing photography practise singing practice dance moves film production process express yourself physically

Source: Sisyphus ODB