Friday, January 6, 2012
Corinne Herman, 2011
[The William F. White Production Manager Mentorship] proved to be even more valuable than I could have imagined.
A day in Remote Heads and Cranes was a very cool experience. Learning from the RHC team helped me feel more confident and informed. My time spent with Commercials was really helpful in terms of seeing which packages are the most appropriate for the different kinds of shoots, and what I can expect to need and do as a Production Manager.
I received a full tutorial on lighting and grip gear, dollies and everything in between. Brian [Dugan] was an excellent teacher and I learned more in three days than in the past five years working in production!
I met with PM Anna Beben who gave me insight and advice on building my independent career. A few weeks after the Mentorship, [Anna] got in touch with me about an opportunity with the supervising producer of a TV series in production.
This Mentorship was a fantastic opportunity for so many reasons—I was able to learn about so many aspects of Production Management from the most qualified people in the business, and the connections I made through Whites will benefit me throughout my career. A big thank you to everyone at WIFT-Toronto and William F. White.