The Assistant Directing team

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

Course Summary

  • Understanding the Assistant Directing Team
  • The relationship between the members of the Assistant Directing team and other departments
  • Schedules 
  • Running the floor 
  • Forward planning 
  • Call Sheets 
  • Communications 
  • Artist care 
  • Out of the box thinking
  • FIRST AD:
    Director and first AD relationship
    Producer/Line Producer and the Assistant Directing team
    Managing large sets and communicating specific needs and deadlines
    Troubleshooting 
  • SECOND AD:
    Communicating effectively with other departments
    Day-to-day crew management
    Dealing with large crowd/ background artists
  • THIRD AD:
    Background Action
    Dealing with supporting actors agencies
    Identify different roles on set
    Set etiquette

Please note, price shown is excluding VAT

  • Duration 3 days
  • Location Buckinghamshire
  • Price £399

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The Assistant Directing team Master course 

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

Seasoned assistant directors will lift the lid on what’s expected of you in the different roles, while revealing some of the top tricks and tips that they have learned over the course of their careers. Immerse yourself in all aspects of assistant directing.

In addition, let us tailor this session to your specific needs. Ask questions you may not feel able to in the workplace. Therefore, develop confidence by spending time with key players who have masses of experience.

Most of all, this is your chance to access a lifetime of knowledge and experience that’s unrivalled.

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

At Creative Media Skills our course leaders are all film professionals who care passionately about passing on their vast knowledge. This is a chance to gain one-to-one interaction with  some of the most successful Assistant Directors in the business. 

Who is this for?

Pro or career beginner, 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 training delivered by accoladed 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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