NFTS Scotland: Camera Assisting
Duration 3 days
Course dates Register your interest
Application deadline Register your interest
Bursaries supported by the Scottish Government are available for those who are eligible
Supported by Progressive Broadcast Hire, Glasgow
This course, especially developed for delivery in Scotland, is a largely practical course which will help you better understand where the Camera Assistant’s role fits into the wider Film and TV crew. Led by Director of Photography, Alan McSheehy, you will gain experience working with industry professionals, understanding the equipment, processes and practices involved in assisting the camera team. It is ideal for junior employees and freelancers working in the Film and TV industries and those wanting to get a foothold on the first rung of the career ladder.
The course covers:
- An overview of the camera department and roles within it
- Industry standard camera equipment and accessories
- Identifying kit required for a project
- Checking and testing equipment
- Setting up equipment for a shoot, including practical drama exercises with actors
- Reviewing rushes
- The Camera Assistant's equipment list
Comments from the last course include:
"I wasn't sure how much it was possible to learn in just three days, but wow, Alan was a brilliant teacher."
"I learned so much from this course, with exactly what is expected from camera assistants and it gave me a lot more confidence in my abilities. "
"Hands-on practical training in mirror set-ups of an industry set of a production; intensive learning by doing!"
How to apply
Application deadline: Register your interest
This course is not currently open for applications. Please register your interest to be advised of future dates.