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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"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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