Do you want to work in the seasonal photographic production industry and earn minimum R900, per day?
If so then here is a course about all that a Production manager goes through on set.
This course will get you started as a Production Assistant (PA) while educating and fast-tracking you to becoming a Production Manager (PM).
A Production Manager needs on-set experience.
With the content of this workshop, especially for very inexperienced/first-time crew is that post this workshop you will slip seamlessly into the crew set up as a competent PA with the idea that within a few jobs / 1 season, you will be able to operate as a PM.
The following topics will be covered:
- Pre-production –
- Meeting with the coordinator, (a Coordinator will be brought in to chat with the attendees outlining the relationship etc)
- Setting up the collection room and equipment needed.
- Collecting the client at the airport.
- Production –
- Location Recces – including the protocol, the importance of snacks, waters, restaurants to book on the way etc.
- Gear checks including delivery pickups and deliveries.
- Consumables needed on set i.e coffees’ tea’s, black bags, snacks etc.
- Planning on-set call times & crew times.
- The importance of understanding sunrises, sunsets, sun directions etc.
- Different locations – how to act and proceed in public spaces and personal houses, studios etc. (a location Booker will be brought into to chat with the attendees outlining protocols etc )
- Eco Officers.
- Everything about the admin and recon side of the production.
- Post Production –
- Wrap dinner.
- Airport Drop Offs
- Arranging for vehicle/prop/lighting pickups – drop-offs.
- Vehicle fill ups
- Final production admin
- Clearing out the collection room and re-signing equipment in.
- Driving a bus
- Going to a location and dealing with everything needed to run a successful day’s shoot.
- Visiting beach, studio and house locations
- Visit lighting supply and prop houses
- Scenarios that they will need to brainstorm – related to potential issues on set.
- All attendees will be given a manual with all the info workshopped.
- Leadership Skills development
- The 10 traits of a leader and how they can be applied on
- The Psychology of being on set
- Being aware of the different decision makers and egos on set
- Not getting involved with Skinner talk etc
- Bringing solutions rather than problems to the client.
- Being the father, mother, leader, doctor, chef, general dogs body etc. on set.
On completion of the workshop, you will receive:
- A certificate to present to the Production Companies.
- A reference from the facilitator stating how you how you performed.
- Interviews on the last afternoon of the course with Production Companies.
- Introduction to a crew agency that could be your industry representation.
- A list of Production Companies and contacts to contact for work during the season which begins in October and ends in April.
What you need:
- A valid drivers license
- A Professional Driving Permit – which will be discussed on registration of the course.
- Enthusiasm to learn about an industry that’s fun to be a part of.
Cost: R3450,00 (Vat Incl.)
Venue: 232 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
To Book your Place: Please contact Gary Hirson at email@example.com
About the Facilitator:
Gary Hirson has been in the Still’s Production industry since 1999. He’s worked as a Photographic Assistant a Production Manager and a Producer on both Stills and Commercial’s sets. In 2001 he started Peninsula Film Runners –a transport company which started out operating exclusively to the Production Industry. He is a professional photographer – www.garyhirson.com, and Life Coach facilitating goal-setting, self-belief and leadership skills development workshops to teenagers, young entrepreneurs, and adults – www.calminstorm.com
“Gary is probably the most experienced PM in South Africa and has been involved in the industry since the beginning. While working in production he started a company called Peninsular Film Runners, which was a specialised transport service specifically aimed at our industry.” Sebastian Prinz – Owner Prinz Productions.