The Upper Midwest Film Office is offering their Production Assistant 101 class for individuals who are interested in the film trade or simply want to experience what it is like behind the scenes of a film production set! Whether you’re interested in the hair and makeup department or in the duties of being a production assistant, this Summer will offer an opportunity to dip your toes into the world of film production with Upper Midwest Film Office (UMFO).

Visit their Production Assistant 101 workshop Facebook event for updates, additional, info, and more!

See below what they’ve got available this Summer for on set film workshops!

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On Set Film Workshop: Production Assistant (August 10th & 11th)

Join UMFO for hands on training as a production assistant (PA). Hands-on Production Assistant job training workshop for films, television, and commercials!

This introductory workshop offers practical hands-on training to prepare you for a career as a production assistant on a film or television set. Explore responsibilities, other positions and hierarchy, walkie-talkie and set etiquette and lingo, call sheet and sides creation, production paperwork, and more!

Trainees will be able to provide clerical and administrative duties to production departments such as understanding call sheets, organizing travel to locations, handling gear, making copies of scripts, maintaining schedules, and assisting and coordinating with all key departments on set.

Led by seasoned industry professionals, we will cover:

  • Hands-on training with walkie-talkies and surveillance mics.
  • All Production Paperwork.
  • Production Terminology.
  • Gear and Supplies.
  • How to pack and unload a production truck properly.
  • Set Protocol, i.e. “do’s and don’ts”.
  • Other crew departments’ function and interactions
  • Office P.A. (including sides and revisions).
  • Staff P.A. Responsibilities.
  • Film and TV versus Commercials/Videos/Indies.
  • How to anticipate production needs.
  • Lock-ups, Shout outs, Daily & Wrap duties.
  • Where to find production jobs and navigate a career path.

Grab your ticket to be in the class using the link below!

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