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Just starting out in the world of production and not sure where to begin? A lot of people new to the industry (or "green" as we sometimes call it) get their feet wet as a Production Assistant. This is a great way to gain on-set experience while exposing yourself to many different facets of production so you can decide which areas you gravitate towards and may want to pursue. PA's are often asked to wear a lot of different hats. So what makes a good PA?
Recently I wrote an article here at ProductionHUB, Tips For Creating a Solid Production Résumé, detailing the top seven mistakes people make on their Production Résume’s. Here’s a companion piece about the 7 most prevalent mistakes I see on people’s Cover Letters when they apply for Production jobs.
When it comes to producing live music, getting the sound to come out flawlessly is one of the most difficult aspects. Both the performers and the sound team share responsibility of this particular aspect, but even if both are consistent, different venues and different PA systems can mean that all conventional wisdom and “what worked before” can go right out the window.
For most film crew, the first step to working in the industry is through getting a job as a production assistant. It can be pretty tough work, and can serve as a test to filter out those who are not going to be able to withstand the hardships and long hours that come with working in the film industry.
Has anyone seen him? He was supposed to be here half an hour ago!" In the dark, I hear voices discuss the first emergency of the day as I walk past a trailer on Day 2 of a commercial shoot. The sun isn't up, but already confusion and stress have made their entrance. Day 2 is always the worst.
In my work I see a lot of résumés from aspiring filmmakers and recent graduates looking for production jobs. Most people make the same mistakes — but you don’t have to.
From couch-surfing to sets like Walking Dead and Quantico, it takes grit. It takes determination. It takes an unwavering, fierce passion for the film industry to stay on top of producer’s minds. And, being a certified Apple Tech sure can’t hurt, either. At least according to JC Conklin, whose recent credits included Director’s Assistant on Walking Dead and Office Assistant, then Runner on ABC’s Quantico.
I'd like to take a couple of minutes to run down a few tips for new location sound mixers. These are observations learned in over more than 30 years in both broadcast and location sound. These are not technical tips. Rather, they are lessons that I've received that made me a more professional, team oriented and in demand mixer.
What is good or bad “set etiquette”? Depending on where and how you got involved in production, and your experience level, I’m sure everyone probably has a different idea how to answer this question. I can only speak to my own experience and style, which I’ll share here.
by Bradford HillSession Notes from "How SNL Produces Short Films in 48 Hours or Less" at the NAB Show. Speakers: George Winslow, Rhys Thomas, Stacey Foster, Alex Buono, Adam Epstein(Basically, the SNL Film unit produces killer shorts in less than the time it took me to write these session notes). First, they kicked off the session with a montage of some of the best recent SNL shorts, including ‘Red Flag’, “Sopranos Diaries” and the “Real Housewives of Disney”. See More Here: http://www.rhyst.com/filter/snlThen they showed my personal favorite, the Louie CK parody “Lincoln.”How many of you would have guessed that happened in the wake of Sandy? More to come on that later.