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.
Important Dates for your Diary
Thursday 30th May to Sunday 2 June - CINE GEAR EXPO, LOS ANGELES
(More details: www.cinegearexpo.com)
MESSAGE FROM PETER VERSEY: THE BROADCAST SHOW TOUR
Members might be interested in The Broadcast Show Tour which brings a bit of NAB to the UK at venues near you!
Register at: www.broadcastshow.com/tour:
THURSDAY 9 MAY - LONDON
TUESDAY 14 MAY - GLASGOW
THURSDAY 16 MAY - MANCHESTER
TUESDAY 21 MAY - CARDIFF
THURSDAY 23 MAY - BRISTOL
MONDAY 13 MAY – BRISTOL – SEAN BOBBITT MASTERCLASS ON CINEMATOGRAPHY (for detail login as a member)
MONDAY 13 MAY – LONDON – RAVE LATE: PHILIP BLOOM & JAMES MULLIGAN (for detail login as a member)
TUESDAY 14 MAY – LONDON – THE Z AXIS (for detail login as a member)
Steadicam Operator's Workshops
Monday 13th - Friday 17th May 2013
MONDAY 22 MAY – BRISTOL – CREATIVE ENGLAND CREW NIGHT (for detail login as a member)
SUNDAY 28 APRIL - BAFTA CRAFT AWARDS (for detail login as a member)
Tuesday 18 June – BECTU FREELANCE FAIR, SAVOY PLACE, LONDON
(More details: www.bectu.org.uk)
WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE - CTBF SCI FI SUMMER PARTY (for detail login as a member)
Guild Members often run training courses aimed at industry professionals who have very specific needs and requirements to be filled in a short period of time. This includes:
One-to-One Steadicam Workshops
This is a two-day intensively practical and flexible short course aimed at camera operators who want to know more about steadicam, camera assistants stepping up – or any experienced camera technician who wants to know how to operate Steadicam and explore how best to use this vital piece of equipment safely and correctly. All equipment, tuition and appropriate insurance cover is included in any price quoted and is only available at the time of booking.
STEADICAM OPERATORS WORKSHOP
MONDAY 13TH - FRIDAY 17TH MAY 2013
The GBCT’s 5-day very practical and intensive course for Steadicam Operators is considered the best of the courses available. Why? Because it is incredibly practical, uses a variety of right and is tutored by Steadicam Operators who are Guild Members.
We’re not saying that a great Steadicam Operator can be created in the time it takes us to run this short course. Steadicam, after all, is definitely one of the more complex techniques to be learned as a Camera Operator. But it is also one of the most fulfilling jobs to have when used successfully. So what we do guarantee is that you will learn important core skills and an awareness of the current working practices needed to become a good Steadicam Operator when working on film drama. During the course you will discover the technical and creative skills of Steadicam aimed at helping you achieve success and work effectively. Our intense course timetable has been designed around practical exercises to maximise time ‘in the harness’ with lectures and demonstrations to impart the vital information an aspiring operator needs. Using state of the art equipment, tuition will be given on the techniques for flying film and HD cameras on some of the latest Steadicam models.
For this particular course, the principal tutor is PETER ROBERTSON*, one of the leading Steadicam/Camera Operators currently working in the industry. His experience as a well-respected practitioner and course leader on many national and international workshops ensures that you will get the best tuition available. Peter will be supported by other eminent Steadicam Operators who are all willing to impart their considerable knowledge to those attending.
This course is specifically for experienced camera operators and those moving towards working within the Steadicam arena. It is essential that applicants are physically fit and comfortable with carrying equipment for long periods of time.
*Peter recently selected his SOC Lifetime Achievement Award in Los Angeles in March for the amazing Dunkirk Beach sequence in “Atonement”.
Number of places: 6 per course
Cost: Guild Members £1,200 + VAT
Click here to download Course Application Form and send this together with your full CV (there is a selection process)
Who Needs Sleep?
A documentary that highlights the deadly combination of sleep deprivation and long days of work centered in the film business in particular in the american system. Directed by cinematographer Haskell Wexler ASC.
Haskell Wexler ASC is considered to be one of the most important cinematographers working in the film industry today. Wexler has photographed a wide range of films that have earned him five Academy Award nominations and two Oscars for Best Cinematography. His nominations came for his work on his first feature documentary, THE LIVING CITY; a short film T FOR TUMBLEWEED; Milos Forman's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST; John Sayles' MATEWAN and Touchstone Pictures BLAZE. He took home statuettes for his work on Mike Nichols' WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF and Hal Ashby's BOUND FOR GLORY.
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