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The Post PA Handbook

Your Guide to Life as a Post Production Assistant in Television and Movies

Over 100 pages of vital career information and on-the-job tips. 

Do you have dreams of editing television shows or feature films but don't know where to start your career? Are you already a post production assistant, but you want to improve your work? Look no further. The Post PA Handbook is packed with practical information designed to help you succeed. Learn where to look for jobs, how to apply, what to expect on your first day, and how to stand out enough to be worth re-hiring or promoting. Written by a television editor who rose quickly through the ranks, this book is here to help you begin your post production career on the right foot.

Reading List

The Best Books for Your Assistant Editor Career


Resource Center

Supplementary Material for Your Assistant Editor Career

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Tech and Ergonomics

Check out TV|AE's suggestions for tech and ergonomic support.

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Avid Media Composer

Download a free trial or purchase your own copy of Avid Media Composer.

Editing a Movie

Editors Guild Member-to-Member Portal

If you are a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild you have access to the Member-to-Member portal. The portal has a jobs board, information about your MPI hours, a forum, and an availability portal.

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After Effects

Want to learn more about After Effects? Check out the tutorials over at Video Copilot. Just starting out? Begin with the After Effects Basics playlist.

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