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Real World Digital Video, Second Edition by Gerald Everett Jones, Pete Shaner

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Meet Your Crew

Previous chapters have introduced you to many of the technicians in the departments of Electrical Operations, Camera Operations, and Sound Operations. On a full-scale film-style production, there are lots more skilled people on a set. Here are some of their job descriptions and reporting relationships:

  • First assistant director (AD) is the director's primary assistant, responsible for supervising operations on the set. She has control over the shooting schedule and is responsible for keeping to it. At any point, if the crew isn't shooting, the AD's job is to know exactly what it's waiting for and how long it will take.

  • Second AD assists the First AD. He is usually responsible for some kinds of record keeping and for getting cast ...

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