Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own                    beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!

Sun Tzu, the Art of War

One of the most important parts of an AD’s job is understanding who does what. As a First, you will be exposed to a barrage of requests coming at you incessantly. The important fact to remember is that you’re not supposed to satisfy every request yourself, but to know who the right person to ask to do it is. The First is the hub of all the information and requirements flying around the set, and by understanding the intricacies of each crew member’s role, the better you’ll be able to judge who is the most appropriate ...

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