Hello fellow filmmakers, I need some career advise for directing who has done a 1st AD job. I'd like to hear some opinion if this is a good a thing or not. Is it helpful for your own directing career? Love to hear your advise.
A friend of mine is doing a promising project and asked my help me to be his 1st AD. He has not the right skills to be a full director, but he's learning. I'd like to help help him to get the best out of him with this project.
So I thought to help him in this process, to be his wingman. He suggest me now to get the title as a 1st Assistent Director. The question in my mind is: "what is it in for me?". Is the role as a 1st AD good for my own development or not?
I hope to hear your opinion and advise.