Film Production Jobs: The real ‘scene’ is on the film set

There are many interesting film jobs in Hollywood.  I think that the best way to give you a feel for these jobs is to take you to the film set and describe what happens as if you were there. Today’s shoot, for a high end athletic shoe, started out at a high school close to Compton. Compton is gang central in LA. The projects literally surrounded us. We had security guards and were working within the fenced school grounds, so it was fine. As I drove into the parking lot, I saw some big guys dressed in basketball uniforms having breakfast.   Some of these guys had great physiques and could pass for NBA players. But I knew they were movie extras. You’d never see a NBA player hanging out in…