If you are a production assistant and want to stand out among your other colleagues, take a look at this.
Production assistant: it is often the first position in which aspiring directors undertake their journey to become rich and famous directors and mega esteemed, so suffice it to say that it is really, really, really important to be exceptional. But how? Is not work mostly just taking drink orders and generally being in the way of everything? Well, yes … but no. There's a lot more to be a PA than being a coffee mule. Being prepared, able to communicate clearly and anticipate the needs of the cast and crew are just some of the qualities that managers want to achieve in a PA, but there are many other qualifications and skills that will surely help you to shine more while you're in set.
Fortunately for you, Sean Baran of FilmToolKit has developed a very useful infographic that deals with several important aspects of being a production assistant, being well equipped with all the tools and tools necessary to behave while you're on the set to make sure you understand yourself capable and professional. Take a look below:
Sean dives deeper into what it takes to be a better PA on FilmToolKit, so go there to learn more. Also, you can check it on Facebook and Instagram.
Do you have any tips to share from your days when you're PA? (I have one: do not fuck the cables when someone is fighting them, nobody likes them.) Let us know in the comments.