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Becoming a Member

To become a member of the Guild of British Camera Technicians you need to be an individual who is properly  technically and craft trained with a good eye for the aesthetic. 


There is a tough selection process based upon proven knowledge, experience and a demonstrated level of proficiency before any application is accepted.​​

You must be able to prove this through evidence and references. 

What our member's say?

“The GBCT is a benchmark for excellent training and working practices and I was very pleased to join in 2004. When I need additional crew, I know I will always find competent and skilled fellow members, who understand their responsibilities and the workings of a film set.

“I joined the Guild 12 years ago and was overjoyed when my application was accepted, as it felt like affirmation that I had made it as a top technician in my field. I joined a group of highly respected, outstanding technicians and found that having GBCT after my name led to numerous high end jobs. I’m proud to be a member and strive to give my very best, knowing that I'm representing both myself and the Guild.”

4 professional references from existing Guild members.

3 professional references from existing Guild members + a Guild recognised workplace qualification.

3 professional references from existing Guild members + one reference from a BSC member.

Membership Criteria

There are 3 different referencing options you can meet in order to apply for membership. They are:-

Have been through a GBCT Trainee Scheme in the past.

Insurance Benefits

For members with a Full Membership plan, you will be automatically enrolled in our Personal Accident Insurance place worth up to £25,000/year

We are also able to get competitive Equipment and Public Liability packages for our members. These can include the following:-

  • Own Equipment

  • Hired-in Equipment

  • Revenue Protection

  • Re-shoot Costs

  • Legal Expenses

Membership Benefits

As a member of the GBCT you will be eligible for the following member benefits. They have been curated and secured by members for members and range from discounts at retailers and wellness companies to tailored insurance packages and member specific services provided exclusively by the Guild.

Kays App Subscription
Arri Crew Supplies
Compass Health Clinic
Create Hair & Make-up
LDN Physio
MediaRoo Insurance Brokers
Personal Accident Insurance
Strength and Bloom
That's A Wrap
Peli Cases
British Cinematographer Magazine
Peli Case Discounts

40% off Pelicases

Kay’s App

All GBCT members will get free access to the Kays app. Kays are the essential resource for Producers, Production Managers, Location Managers and all key personnel in the film and TV production industry, with constantly updated listings for thousands of top level companies and technicians.

Patron Discounts

Discounts from our numerous Patrons. A list that is growing year on year.

Special Training Rates

Discount for training courses provided by the GBCT.

British Cinematographer Subscription

The latest edition of British Cinematographer magazine delivered digitally into your inbox. Along with steep discounts on print subscription and back issues.

myGBCT App

A new smartphone app for the GBCT, giving members access to the new myGBCT social platform. Also an easy way to manage your profile, view News, receive updates from the Guild and also access your digital membership card.

Industry News

Sent directly to your inbox and accessible via the website.

Crew Directory Listing

Every member has a listing in our new fully online Crew Directory. Accessible anywhere and viewable on all platforms. The Guild will use the directory to market you to potential employers.

The Chase List

An online list of productions that are in development, prepping, in production and shooting. Comprehensive and updated regularly.

Once your application has been checked, it will be processed by a specially convened Membership Approval Committee made up of at least one Board Member, and a selection of members who are the same Grade as the applicant. 

A decision will be made and you will be contacted with the outcome. 

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