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Assistant Directing Workshop with Kevin R. Phipps
Collins College / Theater
Tempe, AZ
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Assistant Directing Workshop with Kevin R. Phipps
Tired of working 18-hour shoot days?  Frustrated with watching time being wasted on set, wishing the crew could be more efficient?  Do you wish you had more time to be creative on-set so that your films could be BETTER?  Then you need to know the ins-and-outs of being a quality Assistant Director.  Come and learn from professional AD Kevin R. Phipps, in an afternoon workshop dedicated to help you manage and operate your film sets more professionally, and get a better quality result.

What is an Assistant Director?
The First Assistant Director (First or 1st AD) has overall AD responsibilities and supervises the Second AD. The "first" is directly responsible to the producer and "runs" the floor or set. The 1st AD and the unit production manager are two of the highest "below the line" technical roles in filmmaking. He or She is responsible for 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.

Filmmaker Challenges  Breakout Challenge
This workshop has been purposely timed to coordinate with the start of the Breakout Film Challenge.  IFP Phoenix has taken a lot of effort to line up a whole series of seminars and workshops specifically designed to help you create a better film over the 7-week period of this challenge.  The Assistant Directing workshop will give you skills to help start your production with the right preparation mindset.

What Will Be Covered
- Learn the fundamental responsibilities as an AD to make your sets run efficiently
- Set survival: Learn set calls and the proper etiquette to get you through any set. A must if you are to be on any set.
- Learn common mistakes, and how to easily avoid them.
- Discover how to command a set, without being "a dictator"
- Do a hands-on example of the basics of scheduling and preparing with a script breakdown.
- Understand the do's and dont's as well as spotting possible trouble areas and opportunities.
- Learn how to check on the cast and crew to maintain order.
- Participate in a hands-on simulated film set rehearsal.
- Discuss opportunities as an AD What can ADing do for you?

Collins College Students
Collins College students with a current IFP Phoenix membership can attend this workshop for FREE.  Email to reserve your seat.  On the day of the event, simply show your Collins College student ID and IFP Phoenix Membership card during check-in.

About Kevin R Phipps
A graduate of the Art Institute of Phoenix, Kevin has an Associate of Arts in 3D Animation and a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts. With almost ten years graphic and digital art experience, his work can be seen in such publications as X-men and GI Joe comics; and his children's book Hergbert: The Not So Scary Monster is available online.

In his exploration of his art form, Kevin has gone beyond the static page taking his art into new media working on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lost pilot for Rainbow Studios and developing music videos for bands such as Audra, Imachine, and Idle Red.

Noted for is innovative use of visuals, Kevin has directed multiple films, commercials, and music videos including the award winning feature film, Malediction (2007). Recently, Kevin has been ADing in Hollywood and Arizona on multiple features and commercials.


Collins College / Theater (View)
1425 W. 14th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
United States

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Education > Workshops

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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