Toni Raynes to teach Assistant Directing Course

“Behind every great film is a great Assistant Director!”

Looking for a career as a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th AD?


Toni Raynes is an 1st Assistant Director who has worked in film and television in Australia since the early 1990’s. She worked extensively as a 2nd Assistant Director on all forms of low to high budget television and film prior to beginning her career as a 1st Assistant Director. As a 1st AD her television work includes episodes of Secret Life of Us, Bed of Roses, Satisfaction, CrashBurn, Canal Road and Upper Middle Bogan, and features include Let’s Get Skase and You and Your Stupid Mate. As a 2nd AD she worked on Ghost Rider, Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Three Dollars, and many television series.

You will learn how to:

  • Schedule a film and keep it on track using EP Scheduling
  • Maintain lines of communication
  • Prepare call sheets
  • Monitor the arrival of cast and crew
  • Monitor on-set safety
  • Rehearse additional cast and direct extras
  • Build a career as an AD
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