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The television extras are actors and actresses who are also called background performers and take over no speaking roles in films and TV shows. Generally these TV extras are found at the background of film scenes just to make the film look more realistic especially when being shot at outdoor locations. In order to be a film and TV extra it is not necessary to acquire specific education. However one basic requirement to be on TV is to secure television or film industry membership in order to expand your work opportunities.
Usually extras work requires lot of attention while performing their tasks on the set. Even if they have non speaking roles it is required to properly work on the characters provided to them by the director. TV extras need to punctual on set and as well be able to visualize how the finished film would be. Patience is also expected from television extras as they are chances in which they have to do the same things for a number of times or have long waiting time for the scenes to be shot.
The film extras or TV extras do play a number of significant roles however not given close attention by the viewing public. To be on TV these television extras should make sure that the given set is realistic by taking part of the crowd scene. The audiences through the crowd may not feel that they are watching a movie or film but these TV extras will certainly feel like they are part of the scene. In addition, extras work also involve supporting the actions of principal actors especially in closed door locations, like being customers in a store where a scene is taking place or as co-workers at a given office scene.
Similarly other extra work may require serving as doubles for the principal actors, especially in scenes that require perfect action. Some examples may include driving cars into stunts, throwing a pitch at a baseball game, performing traditional dances etc. This is because it is quite reasonable to hire TV extras or film extras to do stunts rather than actual actors who would have to take effort and time to perfect a given skill. As far as earning is concerned, film and television extras may not earn as much as principal actors and actresses but certainly add a sense of believability and depth to the world you are creating on screen.