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location • studio • wardrobe
night shoots • waiting
  1. We have given them our proposal, so now it's just a game to see if we get hired.
  2. She has been on shooting a film for the last six months.
  3. He has been sleeping a lot during the days, because they are doing now at the studio.
  4. There are some scenes that we can film on our lots, but for most of them we will be on location.
  5. I don't know where she is. She hasn't checked in with yet.
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743 An Actor's Routine
Matt talks about the daily routine of making a movie.

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on location

Movies, most of the time, are going to be on location.

When an actor is 'on location,' it means that they are filming somewhere other than the the studio.

Notice the following:

  1. When we film on location, we always have outside caterers who take care of the food.
  2. He'll be on location for the rest of this week, but he's going to be home next week.

studio lots

Usually Paramount, or Fox or one of those studio lots.

'Studio lots' are large areas of a film studio where the production company will set up large film sets to record outdoor scenes.

Notice the following:

  1. My job is help to design the scenes for the studio lots.
  2. The studio lots are very large.

check in with wardrobe

When you get to the movie set in the morning, you give them your role and you check in with wardrobe.

When you 'check in with wardrobe,' it means that you let the wardrobe department know you have arrived on set so that they can start to dress you for your scenes.

Notice the following:

  1. I just need to check in with wardrobe and then I will be right with you.
  2. I have had my make-up done and now I need to go and check in with wardrobe.

night shoots

There are lots of night shoots where you are filming a party scene or you are filming at a club.

'Night shoots' are the scenes from a film that are set in the dark and have to be filmed at night time.

Notice the following:

  1. Night shoots are very tiring.
  2. We have had to do a lot of night shoots this week.

waiting game

You don't see them unless they're filming, but it's just a basically a waiting game.

A 'waiting game' is the name that is given to a length of time in which you can do nothing but wait.

Notice the following:

  1. It is just a waiting game, we have to see what happens.
  2. I have been for the job interview, so it is just a waiting game to see if I get the job.