From 8 to 30 September The T3 presents a full time Production
Assistant Training Course which will run in Cape Town at The Farm Film
Production from Monday to Friday, between 08h30 and 16h00.
The course is specifically designed to equip emerging filmmakers with the ability
to walk onto a set with confidence. Training includes set etiquette, crew
hierarchy, safety, the functions of each department, an overview of equipment
used by each department, film terminology and the role of a runner/production
Course content is compiled by seasoned film lecturers currently working as
heads of their respective departments and is both theoretical as well as
practical, including visits to rental companies and working sets. Whilst the
course is not accredited (as per MICT SETA) it is fully endorsed by the CPA and
accreditation will be pursued subsequent to the completion of the first
Students will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence, which will include
work sheets / tests, as well as notes. On completion of the lecture phase
students will need to complete at least one day on four different shoots with
department heads providing feedback and a rating of their performance. During
this practical segment students will not be remunerated, however the
production would be expected to provide catering and possible assistance with
• Applicants need to be at least 18 years old, in possession of Grade 12
certification, have a cell phone and airtime and show a keen interest in the film
industry as a career.
• All potential candidates will be interviewed and screened prior to
acceptance for one of the fairly limited number of open spots.
• The cost of the course is R3 000 inclusive, however there are a limited
number of bursaries available for worthy candidates with limited financial
Interested applicants need to call Tracey on 082 053 4757 to schedule an
interview. Interviews will take place from 5 to 15 August and successful
applicants will be notified by 20 August.
The Farm Film Production is situated on the Ground Floor at 61 Loop Street Cape