Regarding yesterday’s diatribe, I wanted to mention an AD I know who is an exception to the rule.
He is one of the nicest guys that I’ve ever met. And not “nice” on the evil-troll-to-asperger-syndrome scale that most ADs are rated on. I mean, even compared to normal people, he’s really, really nice.
Other than the fact that he’s supremely organized and efficient, you would never know this guy is an assistant director. He speaks calmly and clearly. He respects the work of others on set. Hell, he smiles.
But, alas, I can’t name this particular AD without compromising my own identity. Instead, I’d like to request comments. Have you ever worked with an assistant director whose company you enjoyed? Who treated you and others well? Who didn’t yell and scream and holler at the slightest provocation?
If so, take a moment to mention them by name here. Let’s see if we can encourage that kind of behavior, if only a little.