During his AMA on Reddit, one fan asked Jobst if he learned anything new while directing “The Witcher,” to which Jobst responded with a resounding “YES!” Jobst went on to detail a few of the things he picked up from the experience, most notably the way he learned to incorporate heavy visual effects into his work, and learning how much he loved directing character-driven stories. Jobst also made it clear that one of the most important skills that he picked up on “The Witcher” was learning to work more effectively with an assistant director.
“I worked with one of the best First Assistant Directors in the business (Sean Guest) who was a titan at my side and who showed me how a 1st can support a director,” wrote Jobst. Though Jobst did not clarify specifically how Guest helped him learn that an assistant director can work effectively with a director, collaboration and support are an essential part of any film or television project. No doubt, Jobst learned exactly how crucial a good AD is for the director to properly execute their vision, and one has to wonder how this skill for collaboration will affect his future directing projects.