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
WEDNESDAY 11 JUNE – DE LANE LEA - CINEMATOGRAPHY AND VFX - 7.30PM - 9PM (see facebook for details)
MONDAY 16 JUNE - PINEWOOD STUDIOS - TIFFEN STEADICAM OPEN DAY (see facebook for details)
DATES FOR THE NEXT INTAKE OF GBCT CAMERA TRAINEES
APPLICATION SIFT & INTERVIEW SELECTION - AUGUST 2014
If you are selected for interview, we will email you with a number of dates and times for you to pick. If you do not hear from us, your application has not been successful to go through to the next stage.
INTERVIEWS - BETWEEN 1 & 12 SEPTEMBER 2014
The interviews will be face-to-face and run from the GBCT’s offices in the Panavision Building, Greenford. If you have a problem with this, please let us know when you have been selected for interview. You will be informed by email whether you have got to the next stage.
TRAINEE COURSE - MONDAY 22 – SATURDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2014
This is a course that is run full-time for six days. You will be informed of the venue and attendance times once you have accepted your place on the course. On Day 6 of the course you will be given three sets of tests – oral, written and practical.
DECISION - FRIDAY 3 OCTOBER 2014
Click here to download the Application Form
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.
Welcome New Guild Members!
The following new members will be officially joining us in August - say hello if you see them wandering about!
JASPREET BAL – Focus Puller
MARK BARRS – Director of Photography
PETER BERGLUND – Camera Operator and Stereographer
PETER BYRNE – Focus Puller
STEPHEN CORNACCHIA – Focus Puller
RICHARD CORNELIUS – Steadicam Operator
JONATHAN DENNIS – Camera Operator and Specialist Head Operator
JOHN ELLIS EVANS – Focus Puller
KEIR GARNET-LAWSON – Digital Imaging Technician
CHRIS HUTCHINSON – Steadicam Operator
MIHALIS MARGARITIS – Steadicam Operator
ARRON MONKMAN – Clapper Loader
GARETH MUNDEN – Director of Photography
CHRISTOPHER PRESTON – Director of Photography
JON PRIDDLE – Camera Operator and Steadicam Operator
GBCT Patrons News
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
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.
GBCT Member News
Lovely Picture of Peter Robertson collecting the Operators Award!