I just received a phone call asking for my availability to work on my first MAJOR feature film as a production assistant. Normally, when I think of PAs, those are the guys wrangling extras or actors, securing the set, breaking it down and such. When I sent in my resume and cover letter for this position, I highlighted my training in location audio and Audio post production.
I then spoke about how I may be able to assist the location audio team (preparing file names on 744T recorders, for example). In addition to being on time and being a hard and efficient worker, I would like any advice on perhaps getting into a Union for location audio in the future.
More importantly, however, are there PAs that are attached to the Audio team only? Part of me feels like I just made that position up.
PS - I should add that I did read the Wiki on Production Assistants. So I do have a general idea of what they do. But I was wondering if any had worked as a PA in their transition to becoming a sound designer or to work in Audio Post production... in fact, I think i'll change the heading.