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Assistant Directing Fundamentals

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Become an Assistant Director

The only Assistant Director’s course in Australia approved by the Australian Director’s Guild (ADG). A two day course targeted at those wanting to learn the fundamentals of being an Assistant Director. Covers pre-production, developing a shooting schedule, utilising the latest scheduling software, and the challenges of coordinating a film set.

A detailed understanding of the role of 1st AD, including breaking down and scheduling a script, scheduling a film, and coordinating a set

A detailed understanding of the role of 2nd AD, including pre-production and production responsibilities, managing actors, and liaising with all departments

A detailed understanding of the role of 3rd AD, including pre-production and production responsibilities and information dissemination

Is the Assistant Directing Fundamentals right for you?

This is it. Learn from the best. The only Assistant Director’s course in Australia approved by the Australian Director’s Guild.  At the end of the course you will come away with a detailed understanding of 1st , 2nd, and 3rd AD roles. To be a great 3rd & 2nd AD, you need to get down to the nitty-gritty, day-to-day stuff.

Meet Your Tutors

Liam Branagan

Liam Branagan has worked for over twenty years in television and feature film as an Assistant Director both in Australia and in the UK, which has provided him with extensive…

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What you will need

This course is designed for those with some on set experience, either amateur or professional, and is not suitable for set novices.

This course is only open to students aged 18 +. If you are under 18, you will not be eligible to attend this course.

Assistant Directing Fundamentals Offerings


icon 15 Sep 2018 to 16 Sep 2018
Sat-Sun 9:00am-5:00pm

icon $450

icon AFTRS, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW 2021

There are 12 places available

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ** AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.

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