Frequently Asked Questions
HOW MANY CAMPERS ATTEND EACH CLASS SIZE?
We are not able to predict how many people will be attending each month. People sign up, people cancel, people make their deposit payments and do not show up, so we simply never know and there is nothing we can do to control that. We train anywhere from 4 to 30 people each camp. Our average attendance is 8.
WILL I GET A JOB WHEN I'M DONE BEING TRAINED?
Yes, IF you follow our job search directions.
Campers who actively pursue the job resources we provide find work quickly.
We have several ways to help you find work as a Set or Office P.A. after you finish the training.
At the end of day two of Bootcamp, we provide recent printouts of the various production listing websites and direct you to the best ones to sign up with. (this does not include Craig's List or Mandy)
We also give your name and contact info to the many A.D.s who call us looking for P.A.s.
IS CAMP HELD ON A SET?
No. It is not possible to conduct a training program on an active set.
There is NO "movie" equipment, no camera, no lights and no actors.
DOES PA BOOTCAMP PLACE YOU IN A JOB?
No. The industry itself does not look kindly upon being GIVEN a P.A. ALL A.D.'S, ALL P.O.C.'S and A.P.O.C.'s want the freedom of choosing who they hire.
The choice they make is for a P.A. who is an asset to their show. Shows hire P.A.'s who are useful, NOT useless.
PA Bootcamp creates industry ready Production Assistants. This will be you. PA BOOTCAMP does not provide job placement, however included in the training are the tools and resources you'll need to find entry level jobs in the industry.
WHAT TYPE OF PHYSICAL LABOR WILL I BE DOING?
On Sunday you will be standing up. You will be trained on the radios, and surveillance mics. in a simulated "lock up" standing on your feet for max of 2 hours.
DOES PA BOOTCAMP PROVIDE A CERTIFICATE?
YES, to attendees who complete BOTH DAYS 9a – 5p