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Camera Assistant Workshop

This workshop provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the camera assistant in both drama and factual productions.

Our Camera Assistant Workshop is a practical course where you will learn about the variety of crew roles and how the Camera Assistant fits into the wider crew. Our decades of experience in shooting for TV on set and location, coupled with our ability to translate and adapt this experience into short courses means we have successfully delivered this course on numerous occasions. As well as hosting the courses at our purpose built facility in Hackney, London we have also upped sticks and taken the course to our client’s premises.

Due to high demand these courses get booked up quickly, so please register your interest and we will contact you with dates and full outlines.

Who’s it for?

Employees and freelancers working in the TV and Media Industries or those wanting to get a foothold on the first rung of the TV career ladder.

Duration & class size

  • This two day course is for a maximum of 6 participants.

What you'll learn

  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Set awareness and protocol
  • A tour around the assistant’s kit - What everything is and what it does
  • Large sensor cameras vs. 2/3”
  • Checking lens and camera collimation
  • How to properly set up a picture monitor
  • Camera testing - ahead of the shoot and on the day
  • Care and maintenance of cameras, optics & support equipment
  • How to order consumables and what they all do
  • Difference in size of crew and responsibilities between Drama & Factual