Featured Image

Video: How to Stay Healthy on Set

In this video, student vlogger Lucia offers some advice on how to stay healthy while on a college film set.

For Theater and Film majors working on college sets, the workday can be as long as 10–12 hours. During this time, you have to work hard and be on your feet all day. That’s why Lucia stresses the importance of staying healthy and gives tips to make these long hours a little more manageable. Check out the video below!

Eat breakfast

Sometimes you get called on set before the dining hall is open. Make sure you keep some snacks in your dorm or know of a 24-hour Starbucks, because breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Bring a water bottle

You’re on your feet all day on set, and it’s much easier if you have your own water. Your energy levels will be higher if you stay hydrated.

Eat lunch

Eating lunch is also super important to surviving the long hours on a film set. Even if you don’t take your break and want to work through it, see if a friend can go and get you food.

Wear sneakers

Comfortable shoes will make being on your feet for long hours much more doable.

Bring blotting sheets

Lucia says a set can get super hot and your skin can get greasy, so if you blot your face, you’ll feel a little less icky.

Remember to go to the bathroom

It is understandable that you don’t want to miss anything important on set, but going to the bathroom is a higher priority! It’s okay to take a few minutes to step away and refresh.

Wear gloves

Gloves are important, especially when you are dealing with lights that become really hot. Wearing gloves will help you avoid getting burnt.

Make a dinner plan

Lucia gets home from set as late at 9:00–11:00 pm, meaning some of the dining halls are closed. Keep dinner options in your dorm so you don’t skip out on another much-needed meal.

Don’t overextend yourself

You have a lot going on in college, but school and your health should come first. Only crew a set as much as you can handle, because balancing everything will help you in the long run.

Start searching for colleges on CollegeXpress, and watch more videos from our student vloggers on the CollegeXpress YouTube Channel!

Like what you’re reading?

Join the CollegeXpress community! Create a free account and we’ll notify you about new articles, scholarship deadlines, and more.

Join Now

Tags:
acting acting classes audition college college advice college film CollegeXpress crew film set student vlogger theater USC trojans

About CollegeXpress

CollegeXpress

Welcome to CollegeXpress, your one-stop college shop! We’re a free college planning website used by millions of college-bound students, parents, and counselors—anyone who needs help navigating the college search and application process, financial aid opportunities, and more. You’ll find comprehensive College Search and Scholarship Search tools, tons of articles and expert advice, unique college lists and rankings, and lots of other resources to help make your life easier. Teen Vogue even named us one of the 7 Best College Search Websites! But current college students and recent grads also love CollegeXpress for our Grad School Search tool and endless information on student life, internships, and beyond. We really have something for everyone, no matter where you are on your college journey. 😊

 

Join our community of
over 5 million students!

CollegeXpress has everything you need to simplify your college search, get connected to schools, and find your perfect fit.

Join CollegeXpress
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Lu Diehl

Lu Diehl

High School Class of 2022

I never would have found the college I plan on attending without CollegeXpress! I've always been a person of ambition and have been dreaming of studying and working on my passion for law, legal studies, and political science. Washington College is where I plan on pursuing my career. My journey with my education has been difficult, and oftentimes, I was told I would never amount to much, but now I'm dual enrolled at Caroll Community College and have had experience in the fields I am dedicated to. Without the help of CollegeXpress (even in its early days), I would never have found Washington College and the information I need to apply and become a part of their community.

Sonny Harris

Sonny Harris

None

For the entire year before college, I spent a lot of time deeply considering what major I wanted to go into and how to fund my higher education. After a lot of research, I came across CollegeXpress, which helped me ultimately find a ton of scholarships for which I could apply—and some of which I received! If it weren’t for CollegeXpress, I may not have found those scholarships as they didn't appear on any other scholarship search forum. Additionally, I learned more about the options I had been considering for my major through CollegeXpress’s resources. In the end, I chose to major in Computer Science, as it seemed best suited to me and the careers in the field seemed enjoyable, and I've never been more excited to move into my future! Ultimately, I want to thank CollegeXpress for offering their services! I received enough financial aid in scholarships to fund my entire freshman year of college and even got some money refunded which I used to purchase a new laptop, and I bought all of the books I needed for the semester!

Keaun Brown

Keaun Brown

$2,000 Community Service Scholarship Winner, 2020

As I transition to furthering my education, I can say with certainty that it simply wouldn’t be possible without the help of generous organizations such as CollegeXpress. Those who initially founded CX had no idea their platform would give a plethora of information to a first-generation homeless kid native to the ghettos of over half a dozen states. Everyone at CX and Carnegie Dartlet gave me a chance at a future when the statistics said I had none. And for that, I thank them.

Lydia Huth

Lydia Huth

Student, Campbell University; CollegeXpress Student Writer

I discovered CollegeXpress while embarking on my college search journey as an excited—but scared and way confused—high schooler without a counselor or college-bound sibling to give me advice. Let me tell you, I’m so glad that I stumbled on this community! CollegeXpress helped me find potential colleges and keep application deadlines straight. It gave me a great list of scholarships, and the blogs and emails made me feel like I wasn’t going it alone. Almost three years later and with freshman year of college down, I still love the CollegeXpress vibe so much that I’m writing for them. I’d recommend this site to anyone!

Chris Bell

Chris Bell

Bell College Consulting

The college lists on CollegeXpress are indispensable for sussing out creative additions to a student’s list, and the college-specific pages provide terrific commentary and suggestions for related schools. CollegeXpress is among the most trusted sources I use for information for my students.

College Matches