I've been a 2nd AC for a few years but would now like to try and move up into working on 2nd Unit shoots. I've always had a huge passion for cinema and filmmaking but in particular visual/practical effects and action cinematography, the main responsibilities of the 2nd Unit.
I was wondering if anyone here has much experience working in 2nd Units, and if so whether they could tell me if there are any particular skills that you need as a 2nd Unit AC, or any specific knowledge that would be helpful in terms of working here rather than main unit.
Also, if anyone has any articles or links to networks/forums when 2nd Unit crew meet or 2nd Unit work is discussed that would be very hepful, I'd really like to talk to someone to get a better idea of how 2nd Unit operates since personally I do not know anyone that has done it.
Thanks in advance,