|What follows are just a few links to some very useful websites:|
|BECTU - http://www.bectu.org.uk|
|The Media and Entertainment Union, BECTU is a trade union for those working in film, broadcasting, theatre, entertainment, leisure, interactive media and other allied areas. It represents staff, contract and freelancers who are based primarily in the UK|
|CREATIVE SKILLSET- http://www.creativeskillset.org|
Skillset is the Sector Skills Council for the creative industries. It is an industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK creative industries maintain their world class position. If you're working in one of these industries, Skillset have information and resources to help you take your career to the next level. And if you're just starting out, you'll find information on all the different jobs out there to help you decide which one is right for you.
|BRITISH SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS - http://www.bscine.com|
The British Society of Cinematographers is an educational, social and professional organisation. Since its formation in 1949 its prime objective has been to promote and encourage the highest standards in the art and craft of cinematography. Membership, which is by invitation only, comprises of some of the most talented Directors of Photography and Camera Operators in the United Kingdom. It also encompasses many distinguished friends and patrons from the film and television industry. Several of the GBCT's members are also BSC members and Associate BSC members.
|CML - http://www.cinematography.net|
|The aim of the CML is to promote the free exchange of ideas among fellow professionals and well as discuss in open forum the proliferation of technological developments within the camera department.|
|IMAGO – THE EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS – http://www.imago.org|
|The main purpose of the Federation is to champion and uphold the high standards achieved by the Cinematography Profession, and via a constant exchange of experience to promote the spread of that highly-specialized culture on which the long-standing technical and artistic quality of the European Cinema industry is firmly based.|
|SCREEN CRAFT RIGHTS (SCR) – http://www.screencraftrights.org|
|In some European countries, authors (rights holders) of films and television programmes are entitled to payment when their work is copied from broadcast channels or the internet, rented or used for educational purposes. The authors of a production (or a specific element of a production) are usually recognized as being the writer, director and composer but in some countries it can also include the cinematographer, the editor and the designer. SCR has been established to ensure rights holders of British productions benefit wherever possible. A not for profit organization established by BECTU, BSC, GBCT and the GBFTE, it collects and distributes payments due to craft rights holders.|
|CINEMA & TELEVISION BENEVOLENT FUND (CTBF) - http://www.ctbf.co.uk|
|Film and Television are demanding industries to work in, requiring dedication, drive and passion. While focused on their careers, people are often unprepared if life takes an unexpected turn. This is where the CTBF can help.|
|AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS - http://www.theasc.com|
The American Society of Cinematographers is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing the art of filmmaking. Since its inception IN 1919, the ASC has been committed to educating aspiring filmmakers and others about the art and craft of cinematography. It is the publisher of the American Cinematographer magazine and the American Cinematographer Manual. ASC membership is by invitation based on an individual's body of work. 302 cinematographers are currently members who hail from 20 different countries.
|MOVIE CREW - http://www.moviecrew.org.uk|
|The Cine Guilds of Great Britain has announced the launch of a new web portal to allow incoming international productions to access the services of more than 1,000 of the very best UK film crew - from DoPs to Hair and Make-up Artists. The GBCT is an active member of the Cine Guilds which provides a voice for all the craft guilds in this country.|
|IMAGE FORUM - http://theimageforum.org|
|Image Forum is an association of representatives from a broad range of industry companies and professions; its function is to address issues relating to the image quality of both British and international feature film and television productions. Forum members come together out of a shared belief that the entire industry will benefit from a greater degree of clarity on various technical subjects. This website lists technical data and industry tests, it does not give an opinion or an outcome of data provided or tests carried out. The information is there to inform and help you make your own choices. The GBCT is a member of the Image Forum.|