Your job on set:
Core Second Team (Stand In), Photo Double, and Off-Camera Reader
Short description what are you doing on set:
I primarily stood in for Jesse Lee Soffer
How long are you working for Chicago PD?
I worked Seasons 3 & 4.
When are you usually on the set in the morning?
Monday Call was usually between 5-7am, then as the week pushed on we’d start slightly later depending on turn around times.
How long do you work on a production day?
Typically between 12-14 hours.
How many days are you on set per week?
Most weeks I was there every day.
What do you like most about your job?
Getting to watch and learn from talented professionals both in front of and behind the camera every day. That was a privilege.
What’s the worst thing about your job?
Every day you’re working is a good day, even when it’s 10 degrees in Chicago and you’re standing outside for 12 hours.
Other people should learn this job, because…
Well, It’s a question that is so specific to the individual.For me, as an actor/musician who was looking for any way to get real world experience on a major production, I treated the job like a class. I was there to watch, learn, network and figure out my next move. My position wasn’t a career position, it was transient. Anyone who is interested in the film industry, but maybe doesn’t quite know what they’d like to study, may consider doing Second Team work for a period of time. It will give you an understanding of how a film set operates, how the departments work together and you’ll probably make some amazing friends along the way!
Funniest person on set?
Funniest moment on set?
It’s hard to pick out a specific moment. For a show that has such dark content, our set life was surprisingly upbeat and filled with a lot of funny moments.
Your favorite filming location?
The Bullpen. It’s the home base of the production.
Your favorite snack on set?
Avocado Surprise, Apples, Sun butter.
With whom would you like to shoot one day?
I would love to act opposite Amy Morton.
3 people who you appreciate at work?
There were way more than 3, but Tommy Burke, Will Eichler, Patricia Frontain.