Terminology Tuesday: Daytime

What’s so different about on-set life for daytime vs. prime time?⁠

IYKYK (if you know, you know)⁠

If you don’t, read along…⁠

What makes daytime (more specifically, soaps) so much different from prime time TV is primarily the rate at which they need to shoot. ⁠

Think about it. ⁠

How often (typically) does a new TV episode air? Every week. ⁠

How often (typically) does a new SOAP air? ⁠

𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮. 𝘿𝙖𝙮.⁠

Holy moly, that’s a lot of content to get through.⁠

So what does that mean for YOU & your first soap job?⁠

Get ready to develop some memorization skills at warp speed. ⁠

Soaps typically shoot anywhere between 1-3 (sometimes more) 𝙚𝙥𝙞𝙨𝙤𝙙𝙚𝙨 per day!⁠

Translation = that’s a looooootta words to memorize. ⁠

Not only do soaps tape their rehearsals, but 90% of the time, they TAKE the rehearsal take and move on! ⁠

Don’t let that stress you out. It’s certainly an adjustment. ⁠

But because soaps move so much quicker, they are also MUCH more forgiving. ⁠

Keep these in mind when you book your first daytime gig:⁠

– Follow the cues of the actors you’re working with. ⁠

– Don’t be afraid to ask questions ahead of time (especially to your reps). ⁠

– And make sure you get in some good rehearsal time at home if needed. ⁠

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