NO: What qualities do you think are necessary to have as an assistant?
Justin: Qualities to have as an assistant, can seem obvious like knowing the gear, how to use it, knowing who does what on set, and showing up on time. Other key factors that could be overlooked are being able to work in a team, listening to others, and the ability to lead if necessary. A big factor that helped me get noticed as an assistant is having a positive attitude towards the job. I really enjoy lighting so every job has very fun elements and it has helped me stand out from assistants who are unenthusiastic.
Enthusiasm will trump almost anything. Be there. Show up.