Camera Assistant Prep


Camera Assistant Prep


5 Lessons

40 minutes of
instructional video

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5 Lessons

40 minutes of
instructional video

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Learn how to prep a camera like a pro!

Starting from before you walk through the door of the camera rental house all the way until the last case is snapped shut, 1st Assistant Camera Derek Edwards guides you through the process, highlighting AC etiquette, sharing useful pro tips, and showing you what to check for in the prep to mitigate issues before they hit the set.

Discover how to communicate with your DP, expectations of the 2nd AC, how to build your camera from the ground up, effectively troubleshoot faulty tech, and make sure that every piece of gear is in working order before you walk out the door.

Course Includes:

Detailed Written Breakdowns

Prep Check list PDF

English Subtitles

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  • Part 1 – Starting Your Prep
  • Part 2 – Designing Your Camera
  • Part 3 – Dialing In Wireless Monitoring
  • Part 4 – Prepping Your Wireless Focus System
  • Part 5 – Dialing In The Light Ranger

About The Mentor

Derek Edwards is Shane Hurlbut’s trusted 1st AC of over 20 years working on Hollywood productions. He continuously expands his vast knowledge of camera systems and methodology to remain at the forefront of the latest technology and complement the pioneering spirit worthy of an ASC cinematographer. Derek is a member of the Guild/Local 600.

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