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Ayo is a props runner and it’s his job to make sure the programme can source all the props that are needed for different sketches and films. It is also the responsibility of the runner to complete whatever tasks are assigned to them as efficiently as possible in the given time frame. These tasks vary greatly and can involve making the tea, delivering messages, driving, carrying equipment or looking after presenters.

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Ayo is a props runner and it’s his job to make sure the programme can source all the props that are needed for different sketches and films. It is also the responsibility of the runner to complete whatever tasks are assigned to them as efficiently as possible in the given time frame. These tasks vary greatly and can involve making the tea, delivering messages, driving, carrying equipment or looking after presenters.

    • video
    Making a good impression

    Making a good impression

    While it’s helpful if you’ve got to know the right people to give you opportunities, it’s more about making a good impression on those you do know so they will want to work with you in the future.

    Ayou says "you’d be surprised at how many senior members of staff started out as runners."

    • 37 segundos
    • video
    Organisation

    Organisation

    You are given a surprising amount of responsibility so it’s a good idea to take notes of everything that you’ve been asked to do. You should note the most important parts and prioritise work that needs done that day, possibly dropping things that are not needed until the next.

    • 42 segundos
    • video
    Communication

    Communication

    For example, if you don’t know what an AFM (assistant floor manager) or a PMA (production management assistant) is then you should ask.

    Using crew talkback you are able to hear the director and producers feeding instructions to the camera operators as well as the presenters in the studio. You need to listen out for particular requests that are relevant to you and act on them straight away.

    • 35 segundos
    • video
    Attitude

    Attitude

    The attitude of a runner is very important. It helps to be a sociable people person. If you don’t like being around different people or big groups of people then it might not be the job for you.

    • 27 segundos

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