First Assistant Directing

A chance to gain one-to-one interaction with  some of the most successful First Assistant Directors in the business.

Course Summary

  • Director and first AD relationship
  • Learning to balance creativity and achievability
  • From idea to script to shooting
  • Managing large sets and communicating specific needs and deadlines
  • Troubleshooting 
  • The relationship between the AD and the Producer/Line Producer
  • Mutual expectations and project achievability
  • Schedule and shooting days 
  • Managing budget 
  • Tell us what you need to focus on

Please note, price shown is excluding VAT

  • Duration 3 days
  • Location Buckinghamshire
  • Price £399

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First Assistant Directing Master course 

This First Assistant Directing Master course is a rare opportunity to surround yourself with industry experts in this key area. Many of whom join us straight from the set of the largest scale films being shot in the UK today.

Top level  First Assistant Directors will lift the lid on what’s expected of you in the role on large scale film production. With visiting speakers from production to VFX you will be able to understand what is expected from a first AD at the top level.

This unrivalled training opportunity has been specifically designed by some of the most experienced and accoladed assistant directors in the industry. Consequently, many of whom are responsible for the Assistant Directors we see working within the industry today. 

Join us to access lifetimes of knowledge and experience. A valuable opportunity to take time out. Ask questions you may not be able to in the work place. Small class sizes can accommodate for a variety of levels.

The British film industry is currently bigger and better than it has ever been. This is due to the amazing crews we have in the UK. Spend time on this master course learning the skills and traditions that got us here!


Who is this for?

This Pro-level Master Course is geared to build technical knowledge and confidence to step up in your career. Professional and career beginner alike will benefit from World-Class teaching delivered by veteran assistant directors.

For professionals already working in the industry, this is your chance to advance your Assistant Director career. For those just starting their career, this is an opportunity not to miss out on. What you will learn isn’t available via mainstream college and university courses.

If you need financial support towards the cost of this training there are options available to you. Have a look at our Funding guide for more information. 

If you need advice on available travel and accommodation options to attend this training then have a look at our accommodation and Travel guide here. 

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