Once shooting begins, the First AD is right there on set next to the director, controlling the schedule. This includes deciding actors’ call times, the time each actor should report to work each day, planning the daily shot list, and working with the camera, grip, and lighting crew to assess the time required for each new camera setup.
The First AD is in charge of the daily Call Sheet, an advance plan for each day of work. The Call Sheet for Monday is created and distributed on Sunday. The Call Sheet for Tuesday is created and distributed on Monday, etc. The Call Sheet lists the scenes, cast, crew, and any special equipment required for the shoot each day.
The Call Sheet also lists the time each person is ...