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The Camera Assistant's Manual, 6th Edition

The Camera Assistant's Manual, 6th Edition
Your Price: $78.00 CDN
Author: David E. Elkins, SOC
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 596
Pub. Date: 2013
Edition: 6th
ISBN-10: 0240818687
ISBN-13: 9780240818689
About the Book:

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 highlights 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
- 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.

What people say:

"The film industry is finding itself in the most dynamic technical changes in its history, yet David's manual continues to keep up with changing trends. I not only recommend this book to the new Camera Assistant, but anybody who wants a real world understanding of what to expect on-set." - Jim Roudebush, Panavision Inc.

"This new edition of The Camera Assistant's Manual blends technical information with descriptive procedural narration that will help you be in the right place at the right time and perform those duties that are expected of you as a member of a camera crew. If you are an aspiring cinematographer, by all means, put this book at the top of your reading list, and if you've been in the business for years, but have not brushed up on the latest procedures, it's time to review and gain new knowledge!" - Stan McClain,

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.