Production manager assistants usually handle administrative tasks.
An assistant production manager is someone who helps implement many of the various tasks involved in producing film or television footage. An assistant production manager may focus on assisting a specific production manager. In general, this type of production assistant helps to configure and optimize broadcast media production work.
Many who are unfamiliar with the television and film industries may think that an assistant production manager only gets coffee and drinks for producers and other high-ranking employees. This is usually not the case, as the more routine jobs that go forward are often mixed in with the actual work on set. Production assistants often play important roles in controlling the environment of a film or TV shoot.
It is important that a production assistant does not affect the production’s live action footage.
One type of daily task for many production assistants is the work of organizing various details for production logistics. This may include renting vehicles or equipment. The production manager’s assistants can call the people involved to make sure they’re on set on time. They can order food or provide other services to be present on a set.
Production manager assistants handle tasks related to the logistics and setup of filming and TV sessions.
When filming for a movie or television play is taking place, an assistant production manager may be asked to practice specific roles on set, such as crowd control. Production assistants are often seen on set, making sure viewers stay behind various boundaries so as not to impact camera shots. These wizards also help ensure that crowd flash photography doesn’t spoil a photo.
An assistant production manager can help set up and streamline broadcast media production work.
The assistant production manager can help with managing extras on a shoot. They can be confident that the extras are practicing the correct instructions so that their presence looks and sounds right for the movie. This and many other parts of a filming environment are often delegated to a production assistant, and the job can be challenging when an assistant’s work directly affects production.
Part of an assistant production manager includes on-set crowd control.
A production assistant needs to have people skills and lots of problem solving skills. Often these people will be asked to “do” a task, and creative initiative is key. Production assistants often need to make sure that they communicate well with a variety of people so that all parts of a production process run smoothly. All these requirements make the role of a production assistant challenging but rewarding.