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Why Production Assistants are Vital to a Film Set

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If you’re at all familiar with the film industry, you’ve heard the term Production Assistant, or PA, quite a bit. You know that it’s the go-to entry-level film set job, you know that every functioning set has to have a few, and you know it’s a really tough yet rewarding job. But what does a PA actually do?

The RocketJump Film School YouTube channel breaks down the job of the PA in a video titled “A Day in the Life of a Production Assistant.” RocketJump Film School gives professional PA Colin West McDonald a GoPro as he makes his way through a day on the set of a short film. Through this video, we are offered an authentic glimpse into the world of a PA, including the problems they face, their responsibilities, and some cool set lingo as a bonus, (did you know that “hot bricks” means fresh batteries in the world of a film........

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