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12 Hour + Days Posted on 2017-01-07 by Rachel Svatos

As the twelve hour work days of the typical film set loom upon me, I realize that I won't have much time to do anything while I'm working. For months at a time the sets are GO GO GO, with barely a chnace to sleep. I love it of course, the crazy hours and people are part of the weird charm after all, but I can't help but wonder how people do this all the time. My conclusion: take breaks. I'm quickly coming to the realization that I don't have to be working all the time, not phiscially on sets at least. I can surviuve off the last months hype and adrenaline (and money) and take time to sit down and write, love, and -most improtant- sleep. I guess that's the luxury we get after working non-stop for an entire month or longer as oppposed to stopping at 40 hour weeks like normal people. One thing I still don't understand though, is how anyone has the energy to even watch netflix after one of our days. For me, it's straight to the pillow.

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