You steal my words Andy..
Lean, would you like to share why this would be interesting to us, and what kind of help you need?
It depends on what you want in life.
If you wanna get into the movie/tv business thats one way to go, if not you are right of course and this offer would not have given you any advantages, despite an adventure and a way to get to know a bunch of interesting people.
All the pros I needed for that documentary I had, I wont spend budget on someone who doesn't have a decent amount of knowledge in that profession.
Point of view I guess.
Hahahahaha ... this is really for someone who has (strong) interest, or at least a tiny bit of curiosity, and two days of free time, but dont care much about making money ... perhaps a college or uni student who is on holiday?
Lean M. ... I suggest, if you or your friend can "Chinese", have a look at RenRen or Kaixin, you might find someone interested in this field ...
never expected something else. Then a student or I would not have written something like that on a forum like that. Never though of finding professionals here, but I do found a bunch who think of them as one. or what do u understand by assisting?
But from what I experienced, there are a bunch of people out there, who finished their bachelor in a filmschool and expect to get a paid job in the media right away.
Not gonna work like that.