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1st AD - Shooting Scheduling - 101

  • 3 hours
  • 300 US dollars
  • To Be decided

Service Description

What's a 1st AD? ​ The1st Assistant Director is one of the most important positions on any set. Commonly referred to as the "AD" or, "the 1st" The 1st AD is responsible for all crew movements, talent movement, equipment movements, call times, budget, safety, city, state and federal guidelines. Set management, call sheet times, and scheduling. The 1st AD manages all the day in and day out movements of crew, production, equipment, and shooting schedule on set. The AD is also heavily involved in pre production, outlining difficulties, flagging time and budget issues, safety issues, and finding solutions for any and all problems, before they arise. Understanding your script broken down into shooting days, and then those shooting days broken down into minute by minute instruction on how to harvest content during shoot days.  The first AD schedules your shoot days per content, equipment allocation, location and talent allocation, as well as time of day, props, wardrobe and Hair and makeup allocations. The AD schedules your shoot designed for the highest level of efficiency, crew moral, and within budget resrictions.  This is a 3 hr block of time to sit with a first AD and break down your script, and, depending on your content, at least begin to put it into a shooting schedule for you. We will sit with you and give you a map of the day, take notes about what equipment you are using, where you are shooting, how many talent you have etc, etc, etc. They will help you formulate a shooting plan to help you build a plan to run your days efficiently.  ​ The $300 you spend here could save you thousands on the back end. If you have any questions about your consultation, please reach out and ask.  ​ This consultation is available in person, or through a Video Meeting.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelling a consultation or crew booking less than 48hrs prior to appointment will disqualify client from refund. Cancellation policy for studio is within 72hrs of scheduled shoot date, and per rental agreement. Please refer to rental agreement for all studio rental terms, and conditions.

Contact Details


Dream Beings INC, Park Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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