THE GUILD OF BRITISH CAMERA TECHNICIANS (GBCT)
Welcome to our website! If you are looking for highly trained camera people - from Directors of Photography to 2AC's - to work on your production anywhere in the world, then look no further because
- Through Progress and Innovation -
The Guild of British Camera Technicians is not a union but an Association of professional camera technicians dedicated to upholding quality and standards in the film, television and related media industries. A not-for-profit organization, the GBCT represents top-class award-winning camera technicians who work in many different specialist areas of the industry especially Feature Film, Television Comedy, TV Drama as well as high-end Documentary, Factual and Entertainment programmes.
For more information on the Guild, click on the ABOUT US button in the Menu above.
For information on our PATRONS, go to the Menu above and click on the button.
Or to have a look at the GBCT PATRONS’ websites for their latest news and views.
Important Dates for your Diary
TUESDAY 4th or WEDNESDAY 12th MARCH - An Introduction to Digital Imaging
WEDNESDAY 5th or TUESDAY 11th MARCH - Advanced Working Practice for DITs
WEDNESDAY 12-THURSDAY 13 MARCH – BFI - 3D CREATIVE SUMMIT (See Facebook)
THURSDAY 13 MARCH – CREATIVE ENGLAND NETWORKING EVENT – BRIGHTON (See GBCT member email)
VISUAL IMPACT – BETWEEN 11-25 MARCH: Look Listen Experience Roadshow (See GBCT member email)
GBCT TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENTS
The GBCT believes that it is a vital part of its mission, to promote excellence within the camera department, to ensure that talented professionals are treated with the respect they deserve. We believe that this respect should be shown in the conditions under which our professional technicians are engaged to deliver their high quality services. To this end we have drawn up working terms and conditions that any professional camera technician should expect to receive in the workplace.
The GBCT feels that it is the duty of all its members to negotiate conditions on all their jobs that use these terms as the basis for their engagement. The pdf will permanently be available from the About Us Menu dropdown - but you can download it now by clicking on the pdf logo.
GBCT Patrons News
The Digital Orchard
Callum Just, GBCT will be running a few training courses shortly. Click here for more info. All Guild members will receive a £50 discount per course day attended. Please feel free to share post on facebook or retweet to anyone you think would benefit from the training.
PANAVISION NEW PRIMO V SERIES LENSES
Panavision recently introduced its newest lens offering: the new PRIMO V SERIES LENSES designed specifically for today’s digital cameras. Built with the same glass that made the Primo lenses a coveted choice for film cameras, Primo V’s newly developed optics offer a way to smooth the visuals from the hyper sharpness of electronic image capture. Panavision announced the new range days before showcasing them at this year’s Camerimage festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland. For more information see the attached document or visit www.panavision.com
Sony’s first Digital Motion Picture Centre in Europe at Pinewood Studios.
Sony recently opened it’s first Digital Motion Picture Centre at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, UK. Housed in the former props building on the Pinewood lot, the DMPC(E) has been designed to offer hands on training and tuition for DoP’s and cinematographers eager to get the most out of Sony’s latest cameras.To read more click here ... images below and check out the video!
ARRI WEBINAIR “ALEXA CAMERA – ONE CAMERA FOR ALL”
If you haven’t yet seen/listened to this, it’s now been loaded onto the Arri website. Have a look-see, very interesting. Go to Arri’s Home Page: www.arri.com. On the right hand side of the page is: Webinair ALEXA Camera – One Camera For All. Click on the link.
PROMOTION LAUNCH THEIR NEW TRAINING DIVISION
Promotion are delighted to announce the launch of their new training division – for detailed press release click here.
Course information, dates and prices are on their website training page.
Guild Members receive a 10% discount. To book a place on a course and claim the 10% discount, contact promotion’s Training Department on 020 7820 4984.
In addition, Creative Skillset are launching their training bursary/fund. This means you may be able to get some financial support for this as it is part of the development of your career. For more information click here
New Schedule of Workshops and Seminars will be available in early 2014
Guild Members often run training courses aimed at existing industry professionals who have very specific needs and requirements to be filled in a short period of time. This includes:
STEADICAM OPERATORS WORKSHOP - (Monday 17 March – Friday 21 March)
The GBCT’s 5-day intensive course for Steadicam Operators is considered the best of the courses available. Why? Because it is incredibly practical, uses state of the art equipment and is tutored by renowned Steadicam Operators who are Guild Members.. click here for more info
GBCT Member News
“MANDELA – LONG WALK TO FREEDOM” chosen for The Royal Film Performance 2013.
Director of Photography: LOL CRAWLEY, GBCT & BSC
Who Needs Sleep?
Directed by cinematographer Haskell Wexler ASC, this feature-length documentary highlights the deadly combination of sleep deprivation and the film industry’s long working days. To view the video on Vimeo click here