I was asked by one of you guys what a Video Assist usually does, so here it is!
When you’re working as a Video Assist, you’re in charge of all the monitors on set.
So you’re the one making sure that Video Village is all setup, that the Focus Puller’s monitor is up and running, sometimes you’ll have a Director who also wants to have his own little monitor that he can walk around set with.
The way you do it is usually by connecting a Wireless Video Transmission system, like the @Hollylandtech I reviewed the other day.
But sometimes when it’s a lower budget project, or when you’re shooting on film, you’ll find yourself doing SDI cable runs.
Your responsibility is to make sure that everyone who needs to see what’s going on has a monitor.
In this photo you can see how I setup the monitor for the Clients and Agency of a @Subway commercial we did.
I have a 17” @tvlogic_official on an @Inovativ Camera Cart and I have chairs setup for them.
All of it was powered by @blueshape_global GRANITE batteries.
When I first started working with @film_rental_studio_zagreb this is what I was doing.
It’s a great way to get started working in the Camera Department as you have a lot of room to work your way up!
I would always find myself helping the ACs in anyway possible, just to make their life easier.
This is how you get noticed and then you’re given more and more responsibilities.
I started as a Video Assist, and now I’m mainly working as a Gaffer which is a different department. But the way you work your way up is by getting noticed while you’re doing lower end jobs.
It doesn’t matter if you’re working as a PA on sets, always give 100% so Producers notice you and give you more responsibilities!
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