Production Assistant Workshop
This introductory workshop offers practical hands-on training to prepare you for a career as a production assistant on a movie set. Explore responsibilities, other positions and hierarchy, walkie-talkie and set etiquette and lingo, call sheet and sides creation, production paperwork, resume writing and next steps.
Trainees will be able to provide clerical and administrative duties to production departments such as organizing travel to locations, making copies of scripts, maintaining schedules, and assist and coordinate with all key departments on a TV or motion picture set.
The class ran Aug. 19-21 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Tri-C's Metro Campus. Cost was $150 and free with a code for current Tri-C students.
If you did not have a chance to register for this class or you are interested in other production classes, please fill out the interest form below and someone will contact you regarding future class offerings.
Here's a snapshot of what students learned each day of the class:
- Role of the set PA
- Department hierarchy
- Set etiquette
- Working with talent and other departments
- Call sheet creation and examples
- Role of office PA
- COVID-19/Health and safety
- Production paperwork and distribution
- Walkie lingo and etiquette
- Walkie practice
- Production terminology
- Wrap tasks
- Time sheets
- Production reports
- Resume writing
- Finding work and next steps
Meet the Instructor
Joe Sorzano has a Bachelor of Science in film from Full Sail University and has been working as an Assistant Director in the industry for the past 10 years. Starting as a PA, as most do, he worked his way up to 1st and 2nd ADing projects ranging from local commercials for the Cavs to feature films with budgets in excess of 40 million dollars. He’s excited to continue the education of further generations of filmmakers while he continues to pursue his passions of producing and voice acting.