A good friend of mine from Film School,
The duties of an AD include: setting the shooting schedule, tracking daily progress against the filming production schedule, arranging logistics, preparing daily call sheets, checking the arrival of cast and crew, maintaining order on the set, rehearsing cast, and directing extras. Pretty much paperwork and bossing people around :P
The day before the shoot I met up with Nick and Diego to discuss the days ahead. I was going into the meeting blind, but we got most of the preplanning done that day.
Check out my Behind the Scenes Video I splashed together… Oh ya, we were in the exact studio BSB recorded at! WHAT!!! lol
So you see, as an AD, you are constantly producing and keeping everyone on track and on time. I have learned that nothing ever goes as planed. Two minutes into a shoot, my shooting schedule already has scribbles, arrows and notes all over it. The "Buried Alive" shoot was a 2 day, 12 hours a day shoot. We had five sweet locations all over Orlando and 8 people for talent, including me. I ended up being the “secretary” last minute. I am no actor, but I think I did a pretty good job! Lol. The show must go on!
Now for the crew! Nick Ruff was the Director and Editor for the video; he also filmed on a Panasonic HVX. The 1 st day of the shoot I got to meet our other two camera guys,
I had a great time meeting with other artists during the 3 days in Orlando. Check out the Music Video!