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7 Pre-Production Hacks for a 2nd Assistant Director

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Film & Television 19th May 2017 StudioBinder


As a 2nd AD, it is your responsibility to make sure the personnel involved in the production have all the information they need to do their job well. Here are 7 hacks to make your pre-production process a bit more efficient.

1. A good 2nd AD reads the script!

It might seem obvious, but more often than not, below-the-line crew members don’t read the scripts of what they’re shooting. Some could argue that it isn’t necessary, but this should be part of a diligent crew member’s preparation. The screenplay provides abundant information about what you’re going to be filming. If a 2nd AD is unfamiliar with the material, oversights will occur.

Read the script, and you’ll also be able to reference scenes in shorthand, and understand what is being worked on at all times.

2. Proof your cast list and crew list for accuracy

Read the full article at StudioBinder

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, 2nd AD

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