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Author Archives: The Anonymous Production Assistant
I just landed my first ever PA gig, and it is for [a live awards show]… Looking through your blog posts, I haven’t seen any addressing PA’s for live shows.
Is there anything I should know or be prepared for … Continue reading
The following post applies to single camera shows. I honestly don’t know what they do for multicam series.
I’ve noticed lately the some newbies confuse the terms “shot” and “setup.” These are related concepts, but they are distinct.
In general, the “shot” … Continue reading
If you don’t read The Hills Are Burning,1 you probably missed AJ’s most recent post, “Steppage.” She nicely illustrates just how fucking annoying it is when someone steps on you on the radio. So, here’s a little primer for you … Continue reading
Have you ever shot in the desert? If you aren’t a road runner or cactus, I don’t recommend it. Especially the last few days in the Los Angeles area.1
It’s a dry heat, sure, but that doesn’t change the fact that … Continue reading
Every once in a while, I get a strange email like this:
We have a strange research question for Anonymous Productions Assistant’s Blog!
I am helping a friend research and find pizza boxes for his Guinness Book of World Record Collection of … Continue reading
It’s been said1 that everyone knows two businesses: their business, and show business. After all, who doesn’t love celebrity gossip, box office results, or debating Game of Thrones theories?
But when you work in Hollywood, celebrities aren’t just wealthy, good looking … Continue reading
Ryan writes in:
I recently got a job PAing at a fairly large production company for a couple of weeks. Due to lack of space, I was placed at a desk on a different floor than the people I am working … Continue reading
Last week’s post about why movies are so expensive got some interesting responses. The Burger King (probably a burger king, not the burger king) wrote–
Most of this is very true, but you are wrong in implying that independent filmmakers can’t make … Continue reading
For longer than I’ve been in the Industry, we’ve been hearing how cheap, digital cameras
and readily available editing software would democratize cinema. There would be a revolution in independent filmmaking that would tear down the studio system.
Except… that hasn’t happened. … Continue reading