First day on set

Sit back in your home and enjoy the buzz of going behind the scenes of a film set.

Find out what it’s like to work on a film or TV set in this 360-degree video. The third assistant director (3rd AD) shows you around a working sound stage, introducing you to the sound, camera and lighting, art, costume, make-up and hair departments and the video village.

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The video was commissioned by ScreenSkills, supported by the BFI awarding National Lottery funds, to help demonstrate how a film or TV set works to inspire the next generation of behind-the-camera professionals.  

You can also enjoy First day on set as a free VR experience for the Oculus Rift and Go.

If you are interested in a career in the industry, got to film and TV drama job profiles to learn more about the job roles and how to get in.

ScreenSkills has a new immersive film about life in a post-production house, learn more by visiting First Day: In post.