PA Certified

Dates: 2019 Dates TBD

Location: Denver Area

PA Certified is an intensive 2-day workshop for the recent graduate or entry level production assistant who wants to get started in film or video production. The workshop is led by Vincent Gonzales, Directors Guild of America (DGA) Assistant Director, who will teach you how to get to know your way around a film production set, understand basic job responsibilities, production lingo and paperwork. Get hands on experience using the equipment you’ll need to know. Learn how to work with the cast and the public. Get input on what makes a stand out resume and tips on how to land your first production gig.

Get insights that will help you step into your role on the set with confidence.

You will learn:

  • Basic job responsibilities
  • Production lingo
  • Production paperwork 
  • Industry unions and what positions they cover
  • Tools and equipment you’re expected to know
  • Grip/Electric equipment demos
  • Proper etiquette when working with the cast, crew and the public
  • Key points for a winning resume
  • Networking strategies

Tickets will be available through Eventbrite. Advanced purchase required. Space is limited. Participants must be 18 or older.


  • Two days of instruction and hands on training (Sat. 10-4:30, Sun 9-5)
  • Plenty of opportunity to ask questions and receive personal guidance
  • A production paperwork binder
  • Entry into Set-Ready Invitation Only Facebook page
  • Invitations to future exclusive networking events for Set-Ready participants

Registration link coming soon

What Students Are Saying About PA Certified


"AMAZING. Vince you’re so nice and can’t wait to work with you in the future!"


"The mock sets were extremely helpful."

"Vince was an excellent instructor who engaged the class through his positive and charismatic attitude."

"The games were fun and kept it really engaging. The information was presented extremely clearly." 


"Instructors were some of the best instructors. I learned so much in such a small span of time."


"Thanks for working so hard to prepare students and showing genuine interest in their future careers."


"I really enjoyed seeing Vince playing the different rolls on set to see how he would handle a situation and how he uses the terminology in actual scenarios."


"I love his stories and how he taught us how to behave in certain situations."


"Loved it and had so much fun! Thank you for offering this!"

"I feel confident that I could walk onto the set tomorrow."


"The information provided was extremely helpful and will greatly benefit anyone who wants to start as a PA."


"As someone who had no previous experience with film/TV workshops, I had no idea what to expect of the course. Vince’s class went well above and beyond my expectations and was incredibly fun."


"There are so many small details that I feel I have more of a grasp on after seeing everything layed out in the binder in their actual jobs."