Jump to content


Photo

Responsibilities of a Camera PA

film camera pa intern on set AC

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Jacob Mitchell

Jacob Mitchell
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 43 posts
  • Student
  • Los Angeles

Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:59 PM

Hi all,

 

I am hoping to get some Cam PA gigs while out in LA for the semester and was just wondering what everyone's perception is of the Camera PA. What are their duties/responsibilities? What is expected of them?

 

Was just looking for some outside input to know what to bring to the table. I imagine it's nothing glorious, and with a good 1st and 2nd, I could see a lot of standing around waiting to help being a reality.

 

Thanks!


  • 0

#2 Stuart Brereton

Stuart Brereton
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3229 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles

Posted 04 September 2017 - 04:41 PM

Camera PAs don't really have specific responsibilities. Just be as helpful as you can. Carry cases. Fetch coffee. Stand on marks for focus. Don't get in the way. Learn as much as you can, but remember that the ACs are not there to teach you.


  • 0

#3 Gregory Irwin

Gregory Irwin
  • Sustaining Members
  • 597 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • Work is based in Los Angeles but I live elsewhere.

Posted 04 September 2017 - 07:43 PM

LEARN!!!


  • 0

#4 Adrian Sierkowski

Adrian Sierkowski
  • Sustaining Members
  • 7245 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, Ca

Posted 05 September 2017 - 10:12 AM

I will add to Gregory's comment with also listen.


  • 0



Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: film, camera, pa, intern, on set, AC

The Slider

Willys Widgets

rebotnix Technologies

Tai Audio

CineTape

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Ritter Battery

Aerial Filmworks

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Paralinx LLC

Metropolis Post

Wooden Camera

Abel Cine

FJS International, LLC

Rig Wheels Passport

Visual Products

CineLab

Glidecam

Technodolly

Paralinx LLC

Wooden Camera

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Tai Audio

CineLab

Ritter Battery

FJS International, LLC

CineTape

Metropolis Post

Rig Wheels Passport

rebotnix Technologies

Willys Widgets

The Slider

Glidecam

Aerial Filmworks

Visual Products

Abel Cine

Technodolly