“Everyone knows that you want to become a big Hollywood star, or possibly a writer, or possibly a director. That’s wonderful and you need to pursue that dream together with your heart and soul. However, the worst mistake you can make would be to sit in your apartment expecting someone to discover you. What you should be doing is getting out there and taking care of sets, not only seeing how it’s done from all regions of the work, and also making contacts and meeting individuals are doing what you need to be doing and could actually help you. So you may find yourself in the bottom of the totem pole being employed as a craft service guy. So, what – that’s great experience and even great money sometimes! Here’s how to show great initiative and do amazing on your first craft service gig.


It’s tough to know what to acquire when you’re given a $1000 budget for five days. What is going to go fastest, what’s the one thing you need that you haven’t thought about and what is going to be less popular than you might think? First and foremost, you can never have enough water. If you use up all your it, water is cheap and water is important and it’s the one thing that you can actually get fired for. So, be sure to load on water, a great deal of water. It’s also perfectly fine to obtain leftover water as that you can use either for your forthcoming gig or maybe you and the crew can take it home.


You also need to incorporate some fruit but don’t go overboard. Everyone has good intentions of eating fruit but once push concerns shove and it’s the 14th hour and you’re just eating because you’re bored, you don’t grab that brownish banana, you grab and handful of M&M’s or a few peanut butter cups. It’s only human nature and you don’t wish to have too much healthful food instead of enough junk food. In the event you don’t have a CostCo card, that’s a location where you can save money on bulk goods for set, you should definitely go to Smart & Final and do your shopping there.


Now you might be thinking that with all of this gear and food you want (coffeebins and makers, paper goods) you can’t possibly fit all of that in your little sedan. Well, you’re right. You can actually go to avon hollywood and rent a truck or perhaps a van for super cheap. See their prices online at www.avonrents.com. It’s actually very likely you can either use your budget or obtain a few extra bucks from the production company itself for this cost. You may be afraid to inquire about, but recognizing a need and being upfront about it actually shows good qualities within you: capacity to predict accurately what you need for your gig, as well as the willingness to talk up to meet your needs.

The bottom line is showing initiative and forethought and being amenable, agreeable and nice, are all traits that will help you succeed at Crafty and then in each next role as you move up the ladder.”