A Post Production Assistant roles include: helping out to make sure the post production runs smoothly, along with confirming information is up to date between the Post Production Coordinator and Post Production Manager, and all departments. Keeping all written information up to date: documents, databases, schedules etc., as well as notes on all post production meetings and conference calls and following up after meetings with to-dos for responsible people and departments. Helping supervise the delivery schedule, reminding people if something needs to be done and making sure everyone has what they need in terms of materials, equipment etc. And also taking on any extra work that needs to be done to keep things moving smoothly.
To succeed in this role, you should:
Have great oral and written communication skills.
Be very organized and have very good attention to detail.
Stay calm under pressure, be able to multitask and prioritise the most important tasks first, and meet deadlines.
Be well able to use computer software such as spreadsheets, databases, and scheduling software to organize your work.
Be able to take direction, while also having ability to use initiative to see problems that might need to be solved.
Excellent team-working skills.
Paths to a Post Production Assistant include: Entry level position, or promotion from post production trainee. Roles beyond this include: Post Production Coordinator, Post Production Manager.
Post Production assistants often have a degree in Animation, Film, Business Studies, but you can gain experience as a trainee or runner, and work up from there.