Video Answers. Episode 10.
In the 10th episode of Video Answers, we answer the question, “What is a PA?” We discuss who they are, what they do, and why you should care.
What is a PA?
A PA or Production Assistant is a member of your video production crew. (You can read more about video crews in this post on the 6 Unsung Heros of Video Production.)
What does a PA do?
The role of a PA is determined by the size and scope of the project. A PA can be responsible for a variety of production aspects.
At Comprehensive Media, we primarily use a PA in the following capacities:
- Coordinate the crew, locations, and equipment
- Book travel
- Help with auditions
- Communicate with the client, crew, and talent
- Log footage
- Make sure we have signed releases
- Keep crew and talent in the know
- Get coffee
You may be tempted to think of a PA as a lower-level crew position, but a good PA can be a godsend. So, be nice because you never know when you’ll need a good PA on your side.
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