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Author Elkins, David E.

Title The camera assistant's manual / David E. Elkins.

Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Focal Press/Elsevier, ©2009.


Location Call No. Status
Edition 5th ed.
Physical description 1 online resource (xxviii, 516 pages) : illustrations
Series ScienceDirect All Books
Contents Introduction; Basics of Cinematography; The Camera Department; Second Camera Assistant (2nd AC); First Assistant Cameraman (1st AC); Problems and Troubleshooting; Cameras; Before, During and After the Job; Appendix A: Film Stock; Appendix B: Equipment; Appendix C: Camera Department Checklists, Production Forms, and Labels; Appendix D: Tools and Accessories; Appendix E: Tables and Formulas; Appendix F: Resources; Recommended Reading; Glossary; Index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-464) and index.
Summary 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. * 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 ( * Aspiring camera assistants will never be left in the dust again by using this complete guide.
Other author Elsevier issuing body.
Subject Cinematography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Camera operators -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Electronic books.
Handbooks and manuals.
Electronic book.
ISBN 9780240810577
9780080927947 (electronic bk.)
0080927947 (electronic bk.)