Want to be a Great Production Assistant (PA)?

LinkedIn Learning offers an array of courses that can help you develop knowledge and skills for future careers. This 46 minute course is a beginner + intermediate guide to working in video production. You can also hop in and check out smaller chunks, like 7 minutes on “how to succeed on a crew” (section 4, if you’re looking for it).

Want to be a great production assistant (PA)? from Virtual Apprentice: Being a Great Production Assistant (PA) by Hillary Shea

Course Description

Are you looking to break into the world of video production? The easiest way to make the move into TV, film, or online video is as a production assistant (PA). This course is designed to help both recent graduates and those new to the video industry break in and succeed. Hear practical advice from a young video professional—producer Hilary Shea—that you can apply to your own career. Learn what a PA does, how much money you can make, and where to find your first job. Then explore critical skills for succeeding on set and working with equipment and fellow crew members. Plus, discover what to do after production wraps, including how to invoice for your work, get training to keep your skills sharp, and network to find your next job.

Learning objectives

  • What a production assistant (PA) does
  • Finding jobs
  • Honing your production skills
  • Staying organized
  • Showing up with the right clothes and gear
  • Being a team player
  • Moving equipment safely
  • Sending invoices
  • Asking for feedback
  • Getting additional training

Skills Covered

  • Production Assistance
  • Video Production
  • Career Management
By Laura Coutts (she/her)
Laura Coutts (she/her) Assistant Director, Career Services