In this week's Academy Originals was talked to several filmmakers to find out what they learned in their first film gig.
From actors to directors to writers the message was similar: the hours were long and the work was thankless... but memorable.
"I think I worked for $65 a day: 18-hour days, six days a week," writer / director Brett Morgen ("Crossfire Hurricane", "The Kid Stays in the Picture") said. "I learned very quickly it was going to be a long route from P.A. to the director's chair."