The Camera Assistant's Manual

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9780240818689: The Camera Assistant's Manual

Excel as an Assistant Cameraman (AC) in today’s evolving film industry with this updated classic. Learn what to do―and what NOT to do―during production and get the job done right the first time.

The Camera Assistant’s Manual, Sixth Edition covers the basics of cinematography and provides you with the multi-skill set needed to maintain and transport a camera, troubleshoot common problems on location, prepare for job interviews, and work with the latest film and video technologies. Illustrations, checklists, and tables accompany each chapter and highlight the daily workflow of an AC.

This new edition has been updated to include:

  • A fresh chapter on the entry level camera positions of Camera Trainee/Production Assistant
  • Coverage of emerging iPhone apps that are used by filmmakers and ACs on set
  • An updated companion website offering online tutorials, clips, and techniques that ACs can easily access while on location (www.cameraassistantmanual.com)
  • All new sample reports and forms including AC time cards, resumé templates, a digital camera report, and a non-prep disclaimer
  • Instruction and custom forms to help freelance filmmakers keep track of daily expenses for tax purposes

The Camera Assistant’s Manual, Sixth Edition is an AC's bible for success and a must-have for anyone looking to prosper in this highly technical and ever-changing profession.

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The Camera Assistant's Manual, Fifth Edition is a nuts and bolts guide offering beginning camera assistants and film students information on all aspects of this unique position within the film industry-from cinematography basics to interviewing for the job. Every film or video shoot calls for at least two camera assistants. Camera assistants (or first and second ACs, as they're known) have the important job of maintaining the camera, readying it for use, troubleshooting (such as knowing what to do when a camera stops working), and preparing it for transport. This new edition features expanded sections on tips for the First and Second Assistant. The Camera Assistant's Manual teaches the complete workflow in easy-to-understand terms and does not assume prior knowledge. It is a must-have on the set for camera assistants. Invaluable career advice rounds out the book. Heavily illustrated and loaded with useful checklists, tables, and sample forms, The Camera Assistant's Manual is a must for every camera assistant's ditty bag or tool kit.

* Completely updated with information on working in SD and HD video formats.

* Updated companion website (www.cameraassistantmanual.com) with extensive forms, charts, and camera illustrations to print out and use along with links to cinematography related websites

* Career tips and complete job descriptions to help camera assistants get and succeed at jobs

* Information on the differences between union and non-union productions along with information on how to join the union

* Expanded section including illustrations on many of the tools and items needed in the AC Ditty Bag

About the Author:

David E. Elkins, SOC has over 25 years of professional experience as a Camera Operator and First Assistant Cameraman, working on feature films, television series, commercials, music videos, educational films, industrial films and much more. He is an active member of the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600 and Society of Camera Operators.

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