American Idol – Day 1

Woke up at 3:00 am today to be at the crew call by 4:00 – we quickly found out that the term “production assistant”
basically means “grunt/peon/grip” and that most of what we would be doing would be related to crowd control and ticket handling.  That’s fine with me, as I’m there to watch and learn how things work in the trenches for a large-scale
production like this.  So while I would love to tackle some technically-oriented tasks, I know that they have people to do just that and they wouldn’t hire workers off of the street for it anyway!

The crew has been awesome to work with, and really make sure the PAs have what they need and are taken care of.  I’ve worked with some of the producers, cameramen, public relations, security, as well as with others and they all are very helpful and friendly.  Kudos to the entire crew for making our job easier in that respect!

I leave you with a quick list of answers to the top 5 questions I heard today:

Crew call is two hours later tomorrow (I only have to be up at 6:00) so yay for extra sleeping time!