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YOUR SAFETY COMES FIRST

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Your personal safety and your friends' safety ALWAYS COMES FIRST. And this is key for later on when you're on set. You will see that everyone on set has a job they need to do and you must know yourself and keep yourself in your best shape physically and mentally and emotionally to deliver your best job.


One of my first jobs I was on set and I gave myself fully, like I was all 1,000% in. Whatever they needed me to do, I would do it fully. However, you're only needed fully between when the Assistant Director or Director shouts "ACTION" and "CUT." In between takes, PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. And if you're being asked to perform a stunt that you think is too risky, ask for the stunt coordinator or someone else to do it first so that you can see how it's meant to play out. You don't want to break something while filming.


Since everyone on set has a different job, your job is to deliver the best acting you can between those aforementioned words (action and cut). If you don't take proper care of yourself, aka checking in whether you need to stand in the shade to not risk over exposure to sun which can cause dizziness, dehydration, or sunburn, or if you need water, or a blanket to cover yourself or whatever - being responsible of course means being kind and courteous to everyone on set and also being AWARE of the state of your instrument aka your body (because that's where your art form lives).


It's in everyone's best interest that you're in tiptop shape for your performance so that your best work can shine through.


Break legs, and go make me and yourself proud.


Loads of love,


Laura


Lima, Peru 27th Dec 2020




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