A Production Assistant, also known as a PA, is a film crew member. The job title is used in filmmaking and television for a person responsible for various aspects of a production. Production Assistant positions allow people to work in the film industry without seeking formal education. Usually, a crash course is all that's needed to get started. And PA jobs are plentiful because film production companies always need qualified people. There are many types of Production Assistants, such as Office, Set, Key, Cast, Crowd, Walkie Talkie/Set, Location, Accounting, and Daily PAs. Many of these positions will be available only on large productions, as smaller productions with low budgets usually have a team of floor runners rather than designated PAs.
A typical day for a Set PA starts with arriving half an hour to two hours earlier than the main crew. It's necessary to be flexible because some days can start at 5:00 am while others may begin at 1:00 pm. After arriving, a common first task would be ordering food for the crew and then setting up equipment. During the shift, a PA will be able to watch people rehearse and shoot scenes. Their job is to ensure everyone on set is quiet and isn't in the shots. The day is filled with shooting, and PAs may be expected to travel to different locations while shooting scenes. At the end of a long day, PAs make sure everyone gets off set safely and has all their paperwork. Typically, Production Assistants will be the last people off the set.
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5/13/2022 10:57:26 am
Production Assistant is a good job. You can work with your favorite actors in this setting. Thanks for sharing.
2/24/2023 12:25:50 pm
All your hard work is much appreciated. Nobody can stop to admire you. Lots of appreciation.
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