Being A Production Assistant (PA)- Part 2
2 Major questions have arisen from Part 1 and I wanted to answer them for everyone instead of just a select few.
1. How to get a PA Job? 0:56
2. What about a Driver's License? 4:20
Getting a PA job is as hard as any job search. The first question is "Where do I start?" You can start on job sites, craigslist or production staffing websites.
DISCLAIMER: BE VERY CAREFUL ON CRAIGSLIST. EXTREME CAUTION!!
Reach out to production houses, filmmakers and videographers about their company. BUT DO NOT start the email off by asking for a job. "Hi, I'm looking to see if you have any openings." [DELETE]
Offer that company something of value. What can you bring to the table?
It's a catch-22. You need one. Should that discourage you? Hell No!
Expect "No" 99% of the time anyways and show people that you're willing to work your ass off regardless of a driver's license.
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I can remember picking up my family's video camera as a teenager and being enthralled that I could make an impact in someone's life. The filmmaking process is complex but at the heart of it simple: tell a compelling story.
What resonates the hardest is visual storytelling. The ability to create an emotion or convey an idea through an image is what drives my career as a filmmaker. My marathon mentality is focused on becoming the best cinematographer possible.