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#1 andrew heggli

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 11:17 AM

Hi

I recently got into a course in "film and television studies". It might be fun... but it will be mostly theory. My idea though is that I apply for a course that specifies in cinematography after i am finished with this course. Is this an ok patch to walk down? Seems like a long road to me if i don't get into any good school after this course (if i do six years of studying and still theres noone that wants to hire me as a cinematographer then... hmm... not sure what i'll do then. Back to the grocerystore job? hehe)

Peace

PS: btw, alot of people that apparently are learning are advised or say that they are taking jobs as "PA's" does this stand for personal assistent? If so, what exactly do you do on the set? make people coffee? take out the garbage? help bring equipment in? load cameras? (that probably streching a bit far...)
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#2 Nate Downes

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 10:49 AM

PA is Production Assistant, and is a nice catchall for any job not covered in a normal term. As a PA I've helped carry light cords, make coffee, and fetch a dog.
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#3 andrew heggli

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 12:55 PM

thanks!
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