ASMP Houston Presents: The Assistant’s Workshop sponsored by Texcam
An all-welcome full day workshop for those wanting to get a foundational understanding of the business of assisting on and off set, sharpen existing assisting skills, and to hear professionals teach first hand what it takes to be an assistant.
Light lunch, snacks, and water will be provided but bringing food/snacks/water of your own is encouraged as well.
The workshop curriculum will consist of the following elements:
– Intro to Organization / Emotional Intelligence / Field Notes / Photographer/Shoot Specific Dress Codes / What to Expect From An Assistant & Whats Expected of An Assistant
Taught by Killy Chavez (killyphotography.com)
– Intro to Grip Gear (stands, grip truck, non-stand accessories) / Best Practices / Creative Problem Solving / Shoot Protocol & Safety
Taught by Spencer Young (www.spenceryoung.photography)
– Intro to Lighting Gear Handling / Light Behavior (bounce, negative fill, spill control, modifiers, / Best Practices / Dos & Don’ts / Cable Management, Battery Handling & Storage, Cord Memory
Taught by Todd Spoth (toddspoth.com)
– Intro to Photographic Professionalism / Marketing Yourself / Creating a Network / Billing & Invoicing for Assistants / Project Rates for Different Shoot Types / Local vs. Out of Town Jobs
Taught by Nathan Lindstrom (www.nathanlindstrom.com)
Followed by panel discussion with ASMP members + overview of the day’s work.