Feb 01, 2006 artifact

Assistant to the Producer on Carrier

I was assistant to the producer Mitchell Block on the massive documentary Carrier. I was basically the land jockey responsible for a lot of the paperwork (payroll, insurance, equipment, etc.) and communication for the crew while they were on board the USS Nimitz. I coordinated the arrival of the boat including a helicopter and a large rig for the docking shoot. Once the boat docked, I was responsible for coordinating the removal and inventory of all the gear and preparing the six camera crews to follow their subjects to the conclusions of their respective stories. This was a tremendous undertaking and I learned a lot not just from Mitchell who is an extraordinary mentor and taught me how to accomplish  such a monumental documentary, but how to work with the Navy and other public offices.