In Hollywood, people use the phrase, "Fake it 'til you make it," a lot. My friend got me a one day production gig today and that's my plan.
Now, I'm fairly sure that to do this job all that's required is common sense and the ability to memorize a Starbucks order, but I truly have no experience in production. Unless you count my three days as a Production Assistant when I was 25, during which I vaguely remember doing a lot of filing and fetching lunch. Although I did have the supercool priviledge of chauferring Chris Farley around for one of those three days.
So, I'm going to arrive on set, on time, in sneakers and let whatever happens happen. I'll smile when I'm confused. Smile when I'm annoyed. Smile when I'm 15 hours in and wondering why I agreed to fake it 'til I make it.
Have you ever faked it, like you knew how to do a job even though you didn't? How did it work out for you?
4 years ago