The 7 Dumbest Mistakes You Can Make Your First Day On Set

What’s the stupidest thing you’ve done on set?

For me, it was spraying canned air inside the ear of the director of photography. It was, to be frank, really dumb. And the reason I did it is because I was a newbie on set — I didn’t know any better.

Yet even with my humble beginnings, I still get irritated at the stupid things those new to the film industry do. Sometimes they’re cocky, or naive, or shy, or late. Most of the time it’s unintentional.

But intention doesn’t make the mistakes any less dumb, nor the consequences any less serious.

So if you’re looking to join the ranks of a Hollywood crew someday, do your best to avoid these 7 idiotic mistakes that are — unfortunately — common among first-timers.

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