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The Production Assistant's Handbook: What EVERY Filmmaker Must Know...

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Almost everyone in feature filmmaking starts out as a Production Assistant. It's the standard gateway to many of the best jobs on set and off. Yet there are very few, if any, resources to explain the job, the expectations or how to do it better. The Production Assistants Handbook is one of those rare resources to help the budding P.A. stay out of trouble and graduate from the bottom ranks of filmmaking. On the next Double Down Film Show we’ll speak with Caleb Clark, author of The Production Assistant’s Handbook. * What tools should a budding P.A. never be without? * What should you do if you screw up? * What should you never be seen doing on set? * What’s the secret to locking down of a public street? * How do you get your first P.A. job? From walkie talkie etiquette to what to carry in your fanny pack, Caleb will help us break down the answer to all these questions and give best practices for Production Assistants. (Yes, fanny packs have never gone out of style for film crew!) Come listen and learn as we once again open the backdoor to film school. DOWNLOAD THE FIRST 10 PAGES HERE (or buy the book) HERE: http://www.plocktau.com/how-tos/pahandbook/theproductionassistantspockethandbook.html The answer to all these questions, plus more filmmaking inspiration and education on the next Double Down Film Show. Real problems. Real answers. By filmmakers. For filmmakers.