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#1 Andre Perron

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:53 PM

What's the best way to train a rookie assistant to become your spotter? Being an operator, I can pin-point most of the important aspect (for me) but I was wondering if there would be a guide/handbook/video on "How To Be The Perfect Spotter" or something like that ;)

Otherwise, what are the first steps you use to train a rookie?
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#2 Alex Kolb

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:15 PM

Personally I've had good luck showing them the EFP DVD where there's a spotter involved. They're addressing the safety talk towards ops, but in the process they show what a good assistant should be doing.

Still, I'm sure there are better, more refined ways. I'd personally LOVE to hear from Rob V or one of the TV guys who have assistants as part of their team (sometimes even direct employees). They'd be able to give great insight as to training someone for the long haul.
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