When you’re standing in, tape is often placed on the ground where your actor stands.
This is called a mark.
When marks aren’t on the ground, they can be a bit surprising!
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In July 2016, I stood in one day on a production where my actor stood on a bookshelf.
It came as quite the surprise to see a mark actually placed on the bookshelf where my actor stood!
Usually, such a mark on a bookshelf would merely indicate where the actor stood on the ground along the bookshelf. But in this case, it actually indicated that the actor stood on the bookshelf!
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