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THE GUILD OF BRITISH CAMERA TECHNICIANS (GBCT)

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

... The GBCT brings together the very best of the best talent available
The Care, Committment and Quality of Cinematography
- 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

SATURDAY 12TH - SUNDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER
Film Fest Lab Workshop, Lisbon - with DoP Stuart Dryburgh - For more info click here

WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER – ROSCO DEMONSTRATION OF SOFTDROP AT THE TIFFEN OFFICES IN PINEWOOD
Rosco will be demonstrating the new SoftDrop backdrop technology at the Tiffen Offices in Pinewood Studios on Wednesday 23 September. SoftDrops have recently been used on X-MEN APOCALYPSE in Canada, INDEPENDENCE DAY REBOOT in America, GENIUS in the UK and BEN HUR in Italy. There’s more info here .  On the 23rd, from 12.00 noon to 7.00pm, Rosco staff from the UK and US will be on hand to answer questions and the SoftDrop will also be viewable on camera. Tiffen’s staff will also be available to show you their latest filters. More information and tickets will be available closer to the day, but in the meantime, make a note in your diary and keep the date free!

THURSDAY 30 JUNE to SATURDAY 2 JULY 2016 – TOTAL FOCUS EXPO AT OLYMPIA
See Press Release  and keep the dates free!  And, yes, this is about NEXT year.

Latest News

ACO/BSC/GBCT Operators Award

Good news!  Feature Film Operators have one award and Television Drama Operators have another award.  Both awards will be presented to the winners at the BSC’s Operators Night later this year.  Over the next few months, BSC, ACO and GBCT members will be nominating and voting for their preferred winner of these prestigious awards

New Consitution Agreed

With the knowledge and support of the Trustees, the GBCT’s Membership voted to amend the Guild’s Constitution at the AGM on 25 April 2015.  Click through to the webpage here or click to download as a pdf

GBCT Crew Directory 2015-2016

Crew Directory 2015/2016: The new Directory will be ready very soon!  If you would like a copy, please email: info@gbct.org and we will post a copy to you

GBCT Training

We are in the process of getting our schedule of training courses together and will be launching this over the next few months.  Keep checking back!

Those of you who have expressed interest in attending an outline Training for Trainers course and those who are interested in finding out more about negotiating your rates, dealing with contracts and being self-employed, please can you let me know if you are interested in attending a one-day event in August or early September.  I need at least 8 of you in order to make this financially viable.  GBCT Members Only

GBCT Patron's News

SONY DMPCE AT PINEWOOD STUDIOS

Take a look at the Sony DMPCE's current raft of free one-day courses for February and March at Pinewood: http://www.sony.co.uk/pro/hub/broadcast-products-cinematography-pinewood-studios by booking onto one of these courses, you can update yourself with various software features and operation of the Sony F5 and F55 cameras, learning from some excellent cinematographers

GBCT Terms and Conditions for Professional Engagements

Download FormThe 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.

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