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The Camera Assistant's Manual

Book • Fifth Edition2009

Author:

David E. Elkins

The Camera Assistant's Manual

Book • Fifth Edition2009

 

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    Chapter 1 - Basics of Cinematography

    Pages 1-42

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    Chapter 2 - The Camera Department

    Pages 43-55

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    Chapter 3 - Second Assistant Cameraman (2nd AC)

    Pages 56-160

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    Chapter 4 - First Assistant Cameraman (1st AC)

    Pages 161-256

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    Chapter 5 - Problems and Troubleshooting

    Pages 257-279

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    Chapter 6 - Film Cameras

    Pages 280-324

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    Chapter 7 - Before, During, and After the Job

    Pages 325-346

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    Appendix A - Film Stock

    Pages 347-350

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    Appendix B - Equipment

    Pages 351-364

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    Appendix C - Camera Department Checklists, Production Forms, and Labels

    Pages 365-413

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    Appendix D - Tools and Accessories

    Pages 414-429

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    Appendix E - Tables and Formulas

    Pages 430-454

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    Appendix F - Resources

    Pages 455-458

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    Recommended Reading

    Pages 459-464

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    Glossary

    Pages 465-491

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    Index

    Pages 493-516

About the book

Publisher's Note: Transferred to Taylor & Francis as of 2012

Description

The Fifth Edition of The Camera Assistant's Manual has been completely updated to reflect the technology of today, providing crucial guidance to student filmmakers as they prepare to enter the professional world and work as camera assistants.

David Elkins has the technical know-how to provide students with easy to follow advice about how to act on set, what a camera assistant is expected to do, and all the tips and tricks that will make a first or second camera assistant ready to advance to the next level. Readers will learn how the skill sets of a 1st or 2nd AC (Camera Assistant) in film and digital (HD) intertwine, how they differ, and all they need to know to do both jobs well. The advancements in HD and digital video are only adding to an already demanding job, and this fifth edition of The Camera Assistant's Manual provides Camera Assistant novices and experienced ACs alike with valuable knowledge that they need to work in both formats.

This nuts and bolts guide covers the basics of cinematography, how to maintain a camera, how to transport a camera, how to troubleshoot common problems that arise on set, and even advice about interviewing for the job. The new edition has also been updated to include new forms, checklists, tables, and illustrations that will be essential to the success of any camera assistant. Using problem solving skills, readers will hone proficiency both on the set and off, and they will find a vital tool for their toolkits in this book.

The Fifth Edition of The Camera Assistant's Manual has been completely updated to reflect the technology of today, providing crucial guidance to student filmmakers as they prepare to enter the professional world and work as camera assistants.

David Elkins has the technical know-how to provide students with easy to follow advice about how to act on set, what a camera assistant is expected to do, and all the tips and tricks that will make a first or second camera assistant ready to advance to the next level. Readers will learn how the skill sets of a 1st or 2nd AC (Camera Assistant) in film and digital (HD) intertwine, how they differ, and all they need to know to do both jobs well. The advancements in HD and digital video are only adding to an already demanding job, and this fifth edition of The Camera Assistant's Manual provides Camera Assistant novices and experienced ACs alike with valuable knowledge that they need to work in both formats.

This nuts and bolts guide covers the basics of cinematography, how to maintain a camera, how to transport a camera, how to troubleshoot common problems that arise on set, and even advice about interviewing for the job. The new edition has also been updated to include new forms, checklists, tables, and illustrations that will be essential to the success of any camera assistant. Using problem solving skills, readers will hone proficiency both on the set and off, and they will find a vital tool for their toolkits in this book.

Key Features

* Completely updated for the latest film and video technologies, including the multi-skill set needed to work in both film and HD
* The author's companion website provides online tutorials, clips, and techniques that camera assistants can easily use while on location (www.cameraassistantmanual.com)
* Aspiring camera assistants will never be left in the dust again by using this complete guide

* Completely updated for the latest film and video technologies, including the multi-skill set needed to work in both film and HD
* The author's companion website provides online tutorials, clips, and techniques that camera assistants can easily use while on location (www.cameraassistantmanual.com)
* Aspiring camera assistants will never be left in the dust again by using this complete guide

Details

ISBN

978-0-240-81057-7

Language

English

Published

2009

Copyright

Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved

Imprint

Focal Press

Authors

David E. Elkins