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The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production, 3rd Edition by Lorene M. Wales

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6

The Director’s Team and 2nd Unit

The director’s team consists mainly of the director, the 1st assistant director (1st AD), second assistant director (2nd AD), second second assistant director (2nd 2nd AD), DGA trainee, and set production assistants (set PAs) (Figure 6.1). Other crew that work closely with the director include the director’s assistant, choreographer (if needed), dialogue coach (if needed), and storyboard artist. This chapter covers the duties and responsibilities of each. Because the director and 1st AD work together so closely, some time is spent on their relationship. In addition, since the ADs run the set, this chapter contains a section on set operations. Finally, this chapter covers the 2nd unit, what it is, and whether ...

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