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Learn the duties and responsibilities of the 1st Assistant Director in pre-production and on set.


  • 39:06 video that takes you into the job and duties for the 1st Assistant Director


  • The role of the 1st Assistant Director
  • Qualities of a good 1st AD
  • The 1st AD's role in pre-production
  • The 1st AD's role in production
  • The 1st AD's relationship with the director
  • The 1st AD's relationship with the cinematographer
  • The 1st AD's role in directing extras
  • How to become a 1st AD
  • How to make the jump to director
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     Pennsylvania State University