A Glamorous Life?
Long hours on set, working out of an unheated tent in a car park, essential work clothes including wellies, living out of a bag when filiming away from home for periods of months.
Certainly not for the faint hearted.
I think we were all shocked by the degree of planning and preparation required by a make-up designer in the weeks before filming.
Each character must have their scenes mapped out, with every blemish or bruise noted to ensure accuracy and flawless continuity when filming scenes out of order.
Even then, the script is still open to change - right up to the first day of filming!
Hours on set preparing the complex make-up for the actors is followed by tests under film lighting.
Further hours are spent watching the monitors to ensure an actor’s look is consistent over endless takes from every angle.
Yet, the output from a day of preparation and filming may only be 5 pages of script or 5 minutes of actual TV!