How To Stay Cool On Set

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How To Stay Cool On Set

It's the summer, which means more work and more hot days on set (not to mention this year all over the country temps are going to venture into record breaking highs). The combination of show blacks, over heated studios that need the air turned off for sound, and exhausting days can really do a number on you. Here are a few tips we have to beat that heat and keep your cool. 

 

1) Show Blacks? Ditch the Cotton.

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Get some moisture wicking blacks. REI has a lot of options for you.



 

2) Make good friends with crafty

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Get in on that ice cube supply

 
 

3) Wear some Coolware

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Look. We don't know what it is. We do know that yes it looks silly. But if it works, who cares?

 
 

4) Hanging out in the grip truck all day?

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Make your own AC. Check out instructions here.

 
 

5) Have control and a flexible schedule?

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Maybe move those pool scenes to align with the heatwave

 
 

6) Always have h2o handy

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Get a cool water bottle belt. Paired with your Coolware, you'll be the coolest person on set.

 
 

7) Be prepared.

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Panic only makes your body temperature rise. Reduce panic by being on top of your game.  
 

8) .... Which reminds us. Don't show up to set hungover

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In addition to not being on top of your game, you'll need way more water and will set yourself up for a possible bad case of dehydration.

 

9) Get a fan. Live in front of it.

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The breeze cools the air around you and feels so, so good. Get one here.

 

10) ... Or since you already live in front of your phone, get one of these

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This guy plugs into your phone and cools you down. Get one here and jump into the future.

 

11) Put yourself on the frontline of body cooling technology

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Trust us, no one is going to be laughing at you when you're the only one not dying of a heat stroke. 
Stock up here.

12) Slip a cooling towel over your camera or under your hat

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The reviews are great, so we trust that they work. Grab a few for your fanny pack here.

13) And remember - no matter how hot you are - don't do this with the EPs Diet Coke

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Unless the temps are going to be really hot the next day and you are looking to get fired.

 



 


How Do You Keep Cool On Set? Tell us in the comments below!


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