Workshop Registration & Membership Site

Workshop Registration & Membership Site

Assistant Directing

  • March 12, 2017
  • 10:00 - 17:00
  • 5663 Cornwallis St, Suite 101
  • 2


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This workshop is open to the public as a part of the FILM 5 and Trainee programs. 

This one-day workshop will cover the specific functions of the AD team and provide an overview of how the AD team organizes an efficient independent film. Pre-production and production requirements will be discussed in detail including script breakdown, shooting schedules, on-set responsibilities, and co-ordination of the cast and crew.

March 12th 10am-5pm

Note: Required for FILM 5 Assistant Director trainees

Price: $80/100+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)


Nicole Close is a Halifax-based Assistant Director. Originally from Vancouver, Nicole has lived in Halifax since the late 1990s. She started in the film and television industry as an actor, working first in commercials, then in dramatic film and TV roles. The more experience she had on film sets the more Nicole was drawn to the action behind the camera. After volunteering on a number of productions in various departments she found her calling as an assistant director.

Nicole has extensive experience both as a First and Second AD. This includes television (Mr. D.; Trailer Park Boys; Sex & Violence) and feature films (Copperhead; Bunker 6; Hobo with a Shotgun) as well as web series (Everyone’s Famous; Swearnet). Nicole has also been participating with Film 5 projects for a number of years. She has taught workshops and provided mentorship as a First AD on many of the short films.

Nicole loves coffee, beer, travelling and surfing and despite her best efforts has not mastered Spanish...yet.

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