Film crews will sit down just about anywhere.
Dusty? Sure. Hard? Great. Pointy? Awesome. Pile of cow crap? Nice and soft.* Just get me off my feet for five minutes.
Yesterday, we worked at a bus repair yard for a school district. No one sat down all day. It might have been the grease, or the barrels labelled ‘hazardous waste’, or a combination of both, but standing just seemed… prudent.
So when we moved inside a bus for a long scene, our boss asked the guy who was stuck inside the bus manning a light if he wanted someone to relieve him so he could go to crafty or the bathroom or whatever.
“Nope. Got a nice seat and a breeze. I’m good.”
Here’s what was creating the breeze:
Guess it worked just fine. We were all too jealous of the sitting down part to ask.
Call time: 10:30 am. Wrap time: 1 am.
* That one might be a tiny bit of exaggeration, depending on how long I’ve been standing and whether or not I’m wearing rain gear.