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2nd AD Training

Directors Guild of Canada - Ontario

Saturday, 23 November 2019 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, 30 November 2019 at 5:00 PM (EST)

2nd AD Training

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DGC Members/GAP Only 22 Nov 2019 $30.00 $0.00

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Saturday Nov 23  (Day 1) – The Script, Schedule, And Prep

Saturday Nov 30  (Day 2) – The Call Sheet and the Shoot Day 

From Prep to Shoot, a 2nd AD has many responsibilities. This course is designed to walk you through the role of the 2nd AD. Breaking down a script, meetings, paperwork, scheduling, communications, creating the call sheet, are just some of the subjects that will be covered. This course focuses on the duties and skills that will help you make a smooth transition to working as a 2nd AD.  Please note that Movie Magic Scheduling is not covered in this course.  

Instructors:  Penny Charter and Emily Drake 

Penny Charter is a DGC Member and has been an AD for over 20 years. She's worked at every level in the departmnt. She has however spent a good part of those years working in Toronto as a 2nd AD on such feature films as Robocop, Crimson Peak as well as 2nd units on Pacific Rim and Bravo 14. She has also had the good fortune to work abroad on such projects as Hart’s War, The Company and Hercules.

Emily Drake is a DGC Member with over 15 years of experience working as an AD. She currently works as a 2nd AD on the TV series Cardinal.



Do I need to register?

Yes, registration is required for this event.

Is this event open to everyone?

No, this event is only open to DGC and GAP members currently in Good Standing, who have pre-paid and registered for this event through this page. There will be no payments taken at the door.

Where can I contact the organizer with questions?

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your ticket as confirmation of your registration.

What is the refund policy?

If you notify the Training department within 48 hours of the event that you can no longer attend, you may request a refund for the course. Once a course has taken place, you are not able to receive a refund.


Have questions about 2nd AD Training ? Contact Directors Guild of Canada - Ontario

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Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Downtown
92 Peter Street
Eastons Room
Toronto, ON M5V 2G5

Saturday, 23 November 2019 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, 30 November 2019 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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