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#1 Jacob Mitchell

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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!


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#2 Stuart Brereton

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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.


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#3 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 07:43 PM

LEARN!!!


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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 10:12 AM

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


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