Important: This Class Will Continue To Be Held In-Person in Boulder, Colorado.

While moost of BDA's classes are now being conducted remotely via Zoom, this class requires an in-person experience. However, for everyone's safety, the class will be limited to 10 participants and social distancing measures will be observed. Details on the location can be found in the description below. Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

Intro to Film/Video PA Workshop

What You'll Learn

For high school students interested in working on film and video sets, this "Intro to PA Workshop" is a great first step!

This special workshop is presented by the Boulder County Film Commission, in conjunction with the Boulder International Film Festival

Goal: To give participants an introduction to the basic skills for working on-set as a PA.

The Production Assistant is often called the most important and most thankless position in the world of film production. Working as a PA on-set of a film or video production is a vital skill to learn for your career. Not only do you learn critical skills, but you have front-row seat to see practically all the positions on a film set. When it comes to needs on a film, TV, or live event set, the PAs are there to do whatever might be needed to move the shoot forward. And that truly means whatever the filmmakers need.

During this 2-hour workshop presented by the Boulder County Film Commission, and in conjunction with the Boulder International Film Festival, we'll cover the topics you need to know to work as a PA. The instructor has been working in the film, TV and video production business since 1994, in roles from Production Assistant all the way up to Director. He'll be sharing his many years of experience, so you can start your career with a solid knowledge of the ins and outs of being a successful Production Assistant!

Presented By Tom Parkin

Tom Parkin

Tom Parkin is a Colorado-based filmmaker with over 25 years of experience in producing, directing, cinematography and editing. He currently produces and hosts the television series "Colorado Health Matters" on KDVR Fox 31 Denver. Through his production company Tom Parkin Films, he produces independent films, marketing media, and live-event video production for concerts, comedy, and film festivals.

BDA Members


BDA Members: $10.00

Non-Members: $10.00

Available Dates

March 4, 2023 / 11:30am to 1:30pm

Boulder High School Cafeteria


All times are shown in Mountain Time.

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