Date: 15/10/2018 - 17/10/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Do you want to work in the seasonal photographic production industry and earn a minimum R900, per day?
If so then here is a 3 day theoretical and practical course to get you started in the industry.
This course will get you started as a Production Assistant (PA)/Runner or Driver.
With the content of this workshop, especially for very inexperienced/first-time crew is that post this workshop you will slip seamlessly into the crew set up as a competent Runner or Driver.
The following topics will be covered:
- Pre-production –
- Vehicle collection and checking
- Location gear collection and packing the van correctly.
- Setting up the collection room and the equipment needed.
- Collecting the client/luggage at the airport.
- Collecting props/lighting gear etc.
- Production –
- Protocol around the hotel etc where the team is staying.
- Call Times and loading vehicles in the morning.
- Setting up a location – outdoors, in a house, in a studio etc.
- What is expected while on-set.
- Catering – including setting up craft tables, washing dishes, keeping cooler boxes full, keeping the craft section clean and tidy.
- Different locations – how to act in public spaces and personal houses, studios etc.
- Leaving a set exactly how it was found – “idiot checks” etc
- Dealing with the public and traffic officers etc in public spaces.
- Petty Cash and reconning it.
- Post Production –
- Equipment returns.
- Vehicle fill-ups
- Final production admin – Meeting with the PM
- Clearing out the collection room and re-signing equipment in.
- Loading a van properly.
- Visiting beach, studio and house locations.
- Setting up a base camp in different locations.
- Visit lighting supply, styling and prop houses.
- Scenarios that they will need to brainstorm – related to potential issues on set.
- All attendees will be given a manual with all the info work-shopped.
- The Psychology of being on set
- Being aware of the different decision makers and egos on set.
- Not getting involved with Skinner talk etc.
- Bringing solutions rather than problems to the PM.
On completion of the workshop, you will receive:
- A certificate to present to the Production Companies.
- A reference from the facilitator stating how you how you performed.
- Interviews on the last afternoon of the course with Production Companies.
- Introduction to a crew agency that could be your industry representation.
- A list of Production Companies and contacts to contact for work during the season which begins in October and ends in April.
What you need:
- A valid drivers license code 08 – unendorsed. (A valid code 10 or code 14 license does offer a better chance of consistent employment)
- A Professional Driving Permit – PDP(Not a pre-requisite but it also offers a better chance of consistent employment)
- Enthusiasm to learn about an industry that’s fun to be a part of.
Cost: R2850,00 (Vat Incl.)
To Book your Place: Please contact Gary Hirson at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Facilitator:
Gary Hirson has been in the Still’s Production industry since 1999. He’s worked as a Photographic Assistant a Production Manager and a Producer on both Stills and Commercial’s sets. In 2001 he started Peninsula Film Runners –a transport company which started out operating exclusively to the Production Industry. He is a professional photographer – www.garyhirson.com, and Life Coach facilitating goal-setting, self-belief and leadership skills development workshops to teenagers, young entrepreneurs, and adults – www.calminstorm.com
“Gary is probably the most experienced PM in South Africa and has been involved in the industry since the beginning. While working in production he started a company called Peninsular Film Runners, which was a specialised transport service specifically aimed at our industry.” Sebastian Prinz – Owner Prinz Productions.