Strong link between the director, the actors and the technical team, the assistant director carries out multiple missions and ensures the smooth running of the shooting.
Thanks to his good sense of organization and adaptation, he can also rely on solid artistic and technical knowledge, which will enable him to understand the director’s requirements, and to meet his expectations as well as possible.
Ensuring consistency with the work plan during shooting, the assistant director organizes and coordinates everyone involved in the project, as well as the operations and equipment necessary for its completion.
Personal and professional qualities
Team spirit, interpersonal skills, practical sense and artistic taste are required to effectively carry out his mission. In addition to personal qualities, this field of activity requires perfect technical knowledge: shooting and sound recording, directing, actors management…
It is therefore thanks to these skills that the assistant director is able to ensure the smooth running of the shooting of a film or a television show.
Actively participating to the screening of raw footage (scenes filmed before editing), he can generally be backed up by one or two assistants to which he can delegate a part of his daily tasks, rich in activities and diversity. Becoming an assistant director is an ideal opportunity to reach out to all sectors of the film industry!
A key “actor”
Coordinating the different activities in the film industry, the assistant director is a key player in the shooting of a film. He is involved in all stages of a production, from the make-up planning to the script review, including the film set arrangement and the actors management!