P.A. Bootcamp and AFI producers work together! AFI producers, give opportunities to our graduates to work on AFI productions–a great “first step” into your film career.
Included in our program 2 days Sat/Sun 9a-5p:
Making the film, from prep to post
All production paperwork
Hands on radio training
Set protocol, i.e. “do’s and don’ts”
How the A.D. team functions
Other crew departments function and interaction
Gear and supplies
The Office P.A.
Preparing your resume
Where to find a job
How to be a highly effective Set and Office Production Assistant
How to anticipate the needs of your production
Hands on training with radios (walkie talkies) & Surv. Mics
Hands on training with equipment: building a catering/holding area
Where to find production jobs and understanding the industry career path
How to read & understand production paperwork
Lock-Ups, Call Outs, Daily & Nightly duties
How to communicate in production language
Set and Office Etiquette
Office P.A. responsibilities- Distribution, Sides, Script Revisions
Overview of the crew departments, their responsibilities and how it relates to you as a P.A.
Film and TV versus commercials/videos/low budget P.A.
Gear and supplies necessary for the job
and SOO much more VIEW TESTIMONIALS
Quixote’s P.A. Bootcamp is designed as a real-world, practical job training program. If you are going to your first day of work as a P.A wouldn’t it be better to know what is going on all around you? Our goal is to prepare you thoroughly and completely for the job of Production Assistant, which is your first step into the entertainment business as it has been for many highly successful producers, executives, directors and others currently working in the industry.
We provide take-home paperwork which covers everything taught in the course, as well as many actual production documents from recent films and TV shows. We try to keep our sessions SMALL we do train every “camper” on radios.
Working as a P.A. on a feature film is different from working on a commercial or music video. Quixote’s P.A. Bootcamp trains for ALL types of production
- Features–high and low budget
- Episodic TV
- Reality shows
- Music videos
PRICE & SIGN-UP:
TWO-DAY WEEKEND SESSION
HOURS: Saturday: 9a – 5p Sunday: 9a – 5p
DEPOSIT: $50.00 (required)
Los Angeles Camps ONLY: We offer CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS $175.00 price.
Deposit is deducted from the cost of camp (see our Cancellation Policy below for further details). Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply.
Final payments are due in full no later than the morning of the first day of camp.
Advance payments are encouraged.
For Deposits: We accept Paypal, Cash, Check,
Cashier’s Check, Money Order made payable to “PA Bootcamp.”
For final balance due at the camp location, we accept credit cards, check, cash or money order. Make checks payable to “P.A. Bootcamp”.
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RESCHEDULE & CANCELLATION POLICY:
The $50 deposit is not refundable, and applies ONLY to the weekend you’ve signed up for. If you need to reschedule your session, you may do so 72 hours or more in advance.
We reserve the right to a ONE-TIME courtesy transfer if you wish to reschedule & recycle your deposit. After that, a new deposit will be required.
If you need to cancel your reservation and would like a refund of payments (with the exception of the $50 deposit), you must cancel more than 72 hours prior to the session. There are no refunds for cancellations within 72 hours of the bootcamp.