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An A to Z introduction for anyone who wants to get their feet wet in film production.
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An A to Z introduction for anyone who wants to get their feet wet in film production.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780943728919
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 0.52 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 The Production Assistant 3
Ch. 2 The Production Assistant's Golden Rules 9
Ch. 3 Base Camp 17
Ch. 4 The Set 23
Ch. 5 Heating & Air Conditioning 27
Ch. 6 A Day in the Life of a Set PA 31
Ch. 7 Lock Ups 43
Ch. 8 The Shot 47
Ch. 9 Paperwork 55
Ch. 10 The Cast 67
Ch. 11 The Crew 71
Ch. 12 Background (Extras) 87
Ch. 13 Stand-Ins (Second Team) 99
Ch. 14 Helping Out 101
Ch. 15 Communications 107
Ch. 16 Radios 111
Ch. 17 The Phone 121
Ch. 18 The Pager 127
Ch. 19 The Production Kit 133
Ch. 20 Tools 137
Ch. 21 Necessities 141
Ch. 22 Landing Your First Job in Film Production 147
Ch. 23 Future Jobs 157
Ch. 24 The DGA 165
Production Forms 174
United States Film Commissions 183
Appendix 192
Index 194
About the Author 204
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 1999

    Where's Base Camp?

    and a million other questions a P.A. is asked. Working on a film school production is a far throw from working on a studio set, I've been on both many times. Walking in and having an idea of what's expected from you can go a long way in helping you keep your job. This book will do that for you. Keeping your eyes open and a good attitude will take care of the rest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 1999

    Mandatory Reading for PA's!!

    As an Indy film producer, I make this book Mandatory reading for all my 'green' office and set production staff!! A must book for everyone breaking into production!!

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