Atlanta PACT (Production Assistant Certification Training)
PACT (Production Assistant Certification Training)
A job as a PA serves as an entry level position for a career in the Film and TV industry. Whether you desire to be a director, AD, make-up artist, or production crew member, taking our course to become a PA provides you the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge and training about life on a production set and the role of each position. Our course has successfully prepared graduates working on films as Production Assistants.
The PA is the flexible “do-all” production member tasked with anything from running errands, directing traffic, escorting actors to and from the set and wrangling extras. The PA may be responsible for logging tapes, getting snacks, or helping set up equipment. No matter which task the PA is asked to perform it is expected that a thorough understanding of set etiquette, a great attitude, adherence to set safety and knowledge about the job and set are presented. Our program provides the platform to learn the duties and expectations to be a professional Production Assistant.
Professional Industry Instructors:
The two-day course, taught by industry professionals with over 30 yrs experience prepares graduates for careers as a Set/Location PA and offers a direct view into what goes on behind the scenes in the Film & Television industry.
Because we believe that real-world orientation brings you closer to your goals of being hired as a PA, our training provides realistic training in addition to necessary classroom instruction . Students learn:
Walkie Talkie Communication
Set protocol: "Do's and Don'ts"
Gear and supplies
Introduction to Set Safety & Protocol
Set Call Outs, Lock-Ups
Production Departments: Roles & Responsibilities
Overview of Office Production Forms & Duties
PA Resume Assistance
Job Readiness & Internship Opportunities
Job Placement Assistance
ATLANTA TRAINING AGENDA:
SAT FEB 25, 2017 9AM—5 PM
SUN FEB 26, 2017 1PM—6 PM
GPB (Georgia Public Broadcasting)
260 14th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
REGISTRATION ONLY $149
$99 for VGIFT (Veterans of GA In Film & TV) members (Form DD214 required)
Annual VGIFT membership is $25. Enroll in VGIFT at https://www.joinit.co/org/vgift
*Registration/Tuition fees are nonrefundable. In some instances fees may be transferrable to another class.. *Class sizes are limited—Registration closes once seats fill up fast. *We reserve the right to place students according to class schedule, space available, location and instructor. *We reserve the right to refuse registration to conflicting parties. *Registration is open to those 18 years of age or older. *Graduates are added to our Production Job Database and are eligible for participation in paid/unpaid internships and focus groups.
the Atlanta Veterans Association is proud to present *VGIFT (Veterans of GA in Film & Television)
A program created to educate and train Veterans in careers and employment in Georgia's Entertainment Industry (Film, Television, Theater, Digital Media, & Music). VGIFT offers short and long term training programs including acting workshops, set design, production assistant, script writing, film production, directing, digital cinematography, photography, lighting & grip, editing, etc. which encompasses all aspects of Georgia's entertainment industry. VGIFT members can apply for grants, scholarships and tuition discounts or may be eligible for free training programs (*conditions apply)
VGIFT membership is just $25 per year. Join VGIFT at https://www.joinit.co/org/vgift
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