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The Camera Assistant: A Complete Professional Handbook

The Camera Assistant<br> by Douglas C. Hart The Camera Assistant: A Complete Professional Handbook
Your Price: $160.00 CDN
Author: Douglas C. Hart
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 422
Pub. Date: 1996
ISBN-10: 0240800427
ISBN-13: 9780240800424

About the Book:

Veteran camera assistant Doug Hart describes in this comprehensive technical guide all of the important facets and duties of the first and second camera assistants' jobs.

Whether it is feature films, episodic television, documentaries, commercials, or music videos, The Camera Assistant: A Complete Professional Handbook explains both the practice and theory behind it with a concentration on technique rather than equipment. In addition, personal anecdotes from the author's years behind and beside the camera provide insight into this demanding field.

Key topics include film formats and aspect ratios, testing lenses and camera equipment, focus theory, film loading and labeling, scene blocking, marking actors, shooting tips, slating, paperwork, equipment maintenance, set etiquette, and finding work.

This is not a camera equipment handbook; it is a comprehensive procedures manual which describes and explains the most important responsibilities of the camera assistant on the set, the theory behind the practice, and the methods that get the job done properly and keep the assistant frequently employed.

About the Author:

Douglas C. Hart has been a freelance first-camera assistant on feature films, documentaries, television shows, and commercials for more than 30-years. He has worked with Director of Photography Gordon Willis, ASC, on many of Woody Allen's films. He also worked on Presumed Innocent and many other renowned films, plus hundreds of TV commercials. He has been leading the Camera Assistants workshop in Maine for more than 20-years.