Photo: “Express Your Shelf”

By | 2016-07-25T20:50:27+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Concepts, Humor, Photo Series, Stories|0 Comments

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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— The Editor

"Express Your Shelf" (Photo by Ben Hauck)

“Express Your Shelf” (Photo by Ben Hauck)

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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About the Author:

Ben Hauck (Editor, Stand-In Central) has stood in on a number of projects shot in the NYC area. In addition to day-playing, he has stood in on major projects for John Oliver (Last Week Tonight), Jason Bateman (The Longest Week, Disconnect, and The Switch), Jason Sudeikis (Sleeping with Other People), Seth Rogen (The Night Before), and Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie and American Odyssey). Ben is an actor and improviser, author of the 2012 book Long-Form Improv (Allworth Press), and host of The Acting Income Podcast.

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