For the past couple of months, I just went through a whirl wind tunnel of day playing scripted shows and some features, and just landed my first full time additional set PA job. I’m green, but at least I know enough to know that I’m green. With that being said, do you have any advice, tips, or resources for someone who is looking to do a professional job once it gets started?
Find another PA who seems friendly, helpful, and responsible, and mine them for information. Keep a good sense of humor and always be on the lookout for ways that you can contribute. Keep your hands out of your pocket, and be friendly.
It might seem silly that I’m giving you attitude-advice instead of job-advice, but for a rookie PA, attitude is the most important aspect of your job that you have control over. Let’s face it: You’re not gonna know a lot of stuff. You already admitted that you’re green.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Let your eagerness and enthusiasm and genuine goodwill make up for your lack of experience. Make it your goal to seem like the hardest working PA on set. The rest should work itself out.