In film and drama, many people work over 70 hours a week, often more. To make this into something more tangible, here it is broken down for a typical six day week as part of an 11 day fortnight.
Let’s take the example of a costume assistant on straight days; 6am call time, 8am on camera and 7pm wrap.
A 6am call to costume on location, which could be anywhere. Working backwards, this could mean perhaps a 1 hour drive from your house and perhaps another 30 minutes to wake up, shower and get dressed. Which means setting your alarm for 0430am, every day, for a six day week.
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