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PSMAK

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ASMS: ASM Books?
« on: Sep 25, 2007, 12:27 pm »
Just wondering if anyone knows if there are any books about just Assistant Stage Managing?

Thanks!
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Re: ASM Books?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 10, 2007, 04:35 am »
There should be, but sadly, don't seem to be any.   Hrm, i sense a new venture..... :)

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Re: ASM Books?
« Reply #2 on: Oct 10, 2007, 12:27 pm »
in my opinion, knowing how to PSM is knowing out to ASM. I found it easier to assist when I knew exactly what a PSM does because you're basically just helping them do their job. Thats just my opinion / experience.
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Re: ASM Books?
« Reply #3 on: Oct 10, 2007, 03:02 pm »
StageMgr2Stars,

I agree with you below.  I've always told my ASMs their job is to be one step ahead of me.
Get action. Do things; be sane; don’t fritter away your time; create, act, take a place wherever you are and be somebody; get action. -T. Roosevelt

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Re: ASM Books?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 11, 2007, 08:41 pm »
I don't know of any books . . . but this is what I generally teach my ASMs:

Watch the PSM and be ready to hold book, take blocking notation legibly, track props, chase actors down, and basically do anything asked.

Also, realize you are not the PSM and be willing to follow their lead without attitude or delay.
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