How to Survive On Set: The Set Production Assistant’s Guidebook


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Crafted from her experience as a Production Assistant working in the AD department, this guidebook was written by an Assistant Director for Set PAs. This guide covers the essentials of proper radio and set etiquette in detail. It also includes tips, tricks and advice based on real world set experience. Unlike other books written about working as a PA, this book focuses on the roles most commonly seen within the AD department on every set. It breaks down each of the typical staff Set PA positions: Key PA, Walkie / Distro PA, Background PA, First Team PA and Basecamp PA. It also touches on Additional Set PAs and becoming an Assistant Director. This guide is written to help anyone & everyone: from a beginner gearing up for their first day on set, to ADs who want a blueprint of things to go over with their team. Whether it is your first day on set or you are looking to learn more details, this guidebook has something for everyone. The 2nd edition updates include a new glossary and 40 new pages of advice.

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