right hand of the production coordinator, realizing the orders
given by the production coordinator and the production
production assistant (or the director's
assistant) prepares the shooting schedules before the
shooting and contacts the film crew, actors and extras. He
or she also makes sure that the required props and sets are
in order well in time for the shooting. The production assistant
can also take part in finding the actors and extras (casting).
the shooting the production assistant (or director's assistant)
prepares the shooting reports for the producer, uses the clapperboard
and observes the continuity.
production assistant watches the work time and directs the
extras in their jobs. After the shooting he or she checks
print (dailies) and in television productions, takes care
of the required paperwork.
on the size of the work group, the tasks of production assistant
may be divided between the director's assistant (continuity),
production manager and assistant
production assistant works mostly in cooperation with the
rest of the crew, but the work also includes solitary plodding
such as paying fees, writing reports etc.
production secretary also has connections outside of the crew:
he or she takes care of arranging sets for the shooting etc.
Working surroundings vary greatly according to the subject
of shooting, so he or she may also have to work outdoors.