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Category Archives: Finding a Job
David writes in:
I am interested in post-productions more specifically a video editor. I thought about starting out as an assistant editor, but almost all these job advertisements require 2 years of experience. Would you have any recommendations on where to … Continue reading
Jane writes in:
I sent in a resume to a job posting and was emailed by a First AD thanking me for my interest in the shoot and told me “to expect an email in 3 weeks.”
Should I send a follow-up … Continue reading
When writing a cover letter, or even your resume, you should remember that text is, surprisingly, a visual medium. It’s not as mimetic as, say, film, television, or painting, that’s true.
But you still glean information from text just by looking … Continue reading
Woody writes in:
I’ve been cruising job boards lately and one thing I occasionally see is some production listing that, as a PA, one of my skills should be the ability to drive a 24′ cube truck. I haven’t work … Continue reading
Max writes in:
First off thanks for your the wonderful blog!
As a student reading the “What to do with your student experience” gives me some confidence as I make the leap to LA. In the post you mentioned that if you … Continue reading
I’ve said on numerous occasions that student film experience doesn’t count. That’s actually only half true.
Unless you’re a savant, your directing experience isn’t likely to get you a job as a director.1 It’s also unlikely to get you a production … Continue reading
Hoosier PA writes in–
I love the blog. I am a P.A working almost exclusively on reality tv shows. I started my first gig in February and have now worked on 7 shows since then. Recently I applied for a 3 … Continue reading
Martin writes in:
I was wondering if you had ever heard of Booking Agents for PA’s. I found a job posting through a networking group on Facebook for a two-day PA gig which pays the normal rate. The contact person sent … Continue reading
Lauren writes in:
How many things/what sort of things did you have on your resume when you started applying for PA jobs?
PAing my be the bottom rung of the ladder, but unless you know somebody, your first day on set will … Continue reading