NYC Set Production Assistant Training

Beyond Film School Set PA Training

Next Class: February 15-17, 2025

Deadline to register and pay full balance: January 24, 2025

Beyond Film School promises to instill the confidence you need to deliver your best performance from day one on set. We ensure that you never feel completely lost or overwhelmed by what you’re seeing on set. Our mission is to empower you to seize every opportunity, apply for all the gigs you desire, and build meaningful connections within the industry. With Beyond Film School by your side, you’ll navigate the film industry with poise and purpose. You don’t do it alone, and left guessing.

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Set PA Training Class – Winter 2023

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Learning about Callsheets

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Lock-Up Demonstrations

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Fun with Lock-up Demonstrations!

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Resume Review

Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers Past Trainees Ebony and Ashli!

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Film Set Terms

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Real Talk with Instructors

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Guest Speaker – Robert J Tierney DGA 1st Assistant Director

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Winter 2022 Class

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Trying on Walkie Surveillance Mics

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Trying on Walkie Surveillance Mics

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Past Trainees coming back to Guest Speak! Tiesha (Summer of 2021)

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Learning about the Callsheet

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Film Set Terms

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Lock-Up Demonstrations

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Lock-Up Demonstrations

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Lock-Up Demonstrations and proper usage of the Surveillance mic

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Lock-Up Demonstrations

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Passionate Instructors

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Breaking down the Callsheet

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Questions and Answer and Real Talk about the Film Industry

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Resume Review and Exercise

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Pop Quiz!

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Pop Quiz!

Lock-Up Demonstration

Lock-Up Demonstration

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They are so Ready for the Lock-Demonstration

Trying on Surveillances

Trying on the Walkie Surveillance Mics

May 2021 Set PA Training Class

May 2021 Set PA Training Class

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Winter 2021 Set PA Training Class

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All About the On-Set Film Departments

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Lock-Up Demonstration

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Lock-Up Demonstration

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Learning all about the Walkie

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Past Trainees coming back to be Guest Speakers! Navarre (Summer of 2020) and Ebony (Summer of 2018)

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Learning all about the Walkie and the Headsets

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Learning how to do Lock-ups!

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Film Industry Guest Speakers Scott Cosia – Producer/Stunt Coordinator

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Winter 2020 Set PA Training Class

Learning all about the Walkie and the Headsets

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Winter 2019 Set PA Training Class

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Lock-Up Demonstration

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Film Industry Guest Speakers Alannah Rafferty – Writer/Producer/Director/Actor

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Happy Set PA Trainee!

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Getting use to the Walkie

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Learning all about the Callsheets

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Beyond Film School Alumni have worked on many TV Shows & Movies Including:

  • “Night Agent” TV Series (Netflix)

  • “Dumb Money” Feature Film (Columbia Pictures)

  • “The Best Man: The Final Chapters” Limited Series (Peacock)

  • “The Crowded Room” Limited Series (Apple TV)

  • “Chang Can Dunk” Feature Film (Disney+)

  • “Something From Tiffany’s” Feature Film (Amazon)

  • “Jerry and Marge Go Large” Feature Film (Paramount+)

  • “Power Book IV: Force” TV Series (Starz)

  • “Chicago PD” TV Series (NBC)

  • “The Penguin” TV Series (Max)

  • “Equalizer” TV Series (CBS)

  • “Law and Order: Organized Crime” TV Series (NBC)

  • “Ghost” TV Series (Starz)

  • “Blue Bloods” TV Series (CBS)

  • “Power”  TV Series (Starz)

  • “Modern Love”  TV Series (Amazon)

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Navarre Paulino Summer 2020

“In two days I knew everything I needed to know to start my career as a Production Assistant. Amber makes learning easy and welcoming. We learned about the tools of the trade and the vital communication skills everyone needs. Even after the course she’s been giving of her time helping me continue in my film career.”

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Taina Hernandez Winter 2023

The class was structured very well and I'm very proud of Amber and grateful for the knowledge she is sharing. She tells us the truth about how grueling it can get, but also shares stories with us about how fulfilling it can be, especially as a creative. The community being built through "Beyond Film School" is absolutely beautiful. I know for sure, this is my path and where I want to be.

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Hannah Williams Winter 2022

I felt very excited. I have a decent amount of experience in the industry, but still get imposter syndrome when it comes to being on a large film set, feeling like I am not qualified enough to be there. This training for me was exactly what I needed to feel confident enough to pursue jobs on large film sets.

Set PA Training Outline

- Day 1 -

Film and Set PA Foundation
Film Set Lingo
All the Film Departments
The Callsheet
Walkie Training
What To Expect Working in Film
What You Need on Set

- Day 2 -

Having a Successful 1st Day
Your First Day on Set
Lock-Up Demonstrations
Getting Booked/ Getting paid
Industry Guest Speakers
Where to Find Jobs
Film Resume Review

- Day 3 -

Networking & Getting Jobs
Your Goals
Your Elevator Pitch
How & Where to Network
Your 1st Impression
Meeting Film Professionals
Film Industry Mixer

After The Training:

  • PDFs of Class Materials Shown in Class

  • You will be added to the Beyond Film School team of PA’s. Your instructor may potentially hire you for one of their sets!

Training Course Details

  • Location: NYC, NY (Astoria, Queens)

(You’ll receive the address once full roster is confirmed)

  • Date: February 15-17, 2025 (President’s Day Weekend)

  • Time: 12:15p-6:15p (Each day) 

  • Materials Needed: Pen, Notebook, Hard Copy of your Resume and an Open Mind!

(Prep/Dress for the weather – as there will be an outside portion to the class)

  • Cost: $497 per person

(NON-REFUNDABLE $100 Deposit is required to reserve your seat, space is limited. NO REFUNDS IF YOU DON’T SHOW UP TO THE CLASS, and no exchanges for a different class date.)