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Learn the ins and outs of being an AD!

—Published on 3rd Mar, 2023.

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Are you able to multitask and delegate?  Are you an effective communicator and have a good sense of organization? Have a good understanding of various departments on a film set? All this is what makes a 1st Assistant Director (1st AD).  From storyboarding to shoot scheduling to calling the roll and liaising with crew, the 1st Assistant Director wears many hats. Interested in learning more about the pivotal production role?

Hear from experienced, internationally trained 1st Assistant Director, Roma Zachemba. During this 90-minute presentation, Roma will give a firsthand account of what it’s like to be an Assistant Director. You’ll gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of ADs, and why they are so important for narrative film productions. You’ll also have the chance to learn about the processes, practical skills and attributes that would make you a sought-after Assistant Director.


Date: March 17, 2023
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm (AST)
Location: 22 Jerningham Avenue, Belmont
Cost: $100 TTD
Students and FILMCO members pay $50!

About the facilitator: Roma Zachemba

Roma Zachemba’s passion for movie-making is a neverending story. With experience as a TV presenter, Co-organizer of the Camerimage Film Festival, Roma worked on many continents on a wide range of film and audiovisual projects. She is continuously developing her industry knowledge by working on her own projects and collaborating with other filmmakers and organisations. With a strong sense of responsibility and commitment to this field, Roma works as an assistant director and producer while directing personal projects.

Featured image: behind the scenes photo from the set of TT film, ‘Moving Parts’

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