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 The Director’s job is insane.  Let’s face it, you have to be a little bit insane to even attempt it, and when you look at the list of things for which a Director is responsible you could easily talk yourself out of trying.  The following is a list of four things to focus on as you enter production.  If you can’t do it all, you can at least do these:
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Production Assistants wanted!Maybe you’re new to filmmaking.  Maybe you don’t know which aspect to explore first.  Maybe you’re dying to get involved, but are embarrassed because you don’t know the first thing about making a movie.

Can you walk and talk?  If the answer is yes, we’re not only willing to have you on our crew, we need you.

From the crew’s point of view, Production Assistants are the main source of information on a film set.  It’s an entry-level job, but an important one.  Each day, good PA’s arm themselves with as much information as they can get their hands on – call sheets and shooting schedules, the moment-to-moment whereabouts of every key crew member and the cast,  where the bathrooms are, and where and at what time the crew will be eating lunch – and each day they are relied upon to convey that information to everyone who asks.  Despite being at the bottom of the film industry food chain, they are expected to know everything and if you do, it can pay off in all kinds of opportunities to learn and network your way to a better job.
Read on to see the PA Checklist…
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As a Director/Producer, my greatest asset during production (and pre-production, as a matter of fact) is my A.D.  As a no-budget, indie filmmaker, you end up doing everything yourself unless you get competent help.  If you don’t have a go-to Assistant Director in your contact list, start cultivating one now.  While an A.D.’s role on a major feature film is a big, big job, suited for someone unafraid of having a stress-induced heart attack, on a smaller scale here are 5 basic things your AD can do to help carry the load:

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