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Camera Assisting Intensive

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Become a Camera Assistant

In this course delivered over three intensive, practical weeks you’ll learn the essential skills to be an asset on the camera team of any film or TV production. You’ll work with industry standard equipment (ARRI and SONY) in our state-of-the-art studios.

Develop skills in on-set procedures, including focus pulling and rushes management

Gain a complete understanding of digital image capture processes

Learn best practice with professional cameras and equipment

Is Camera Assisting Intensive right for you?

This short course involves relevant theory, hands-on learning, career specific advice, and practical exercises which include individual feedback for students. The curriculum is developed and delivered by industry experts, and mapped to an in-demand media industry role and skills requirements. It will give you skills and knowledge to succeed in this increasingly competitive landscape.

If your goal is to work in the camera department in film and TV production, this course will give you all the essentials skills to get started on your journey to DP. You’ll learn:

  • The workflow of data management from capture to post
  • Camera menu settings, methods of camera protection and maintenance
  • How to plan and prepare camera pre-production requirements
  • How to assemble and test a camera to meet requirements of a brief
  • Practice the essential skill of focus pulling
  • All important onset protocols and etiquette

Carolyn Constantine ACS

Carolyn Constantine ACS began her career in Sydney, and having risen through the ranks of the camera department, now works…

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What you will need

You should have a good level of understanding of the principles of photography, and some camera experience. This is a very intense, physically demanding course.

For more information contact shortcourses@aftrs.edu.au

This course is only open to students aged 18 +.

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Payment Plan

This course is eligible for a payment plan.

25% to confirm enrolment in the course
25% due 14 days from beginning of course
25% due by the end of week 1 of the course
25% due by the end of week 2 of the course

Note: If you enrol 14 – 1 day before course commencement, 50% payment will be required to confirm enrolment.

Important information

This course is for students aged 18+ only.

If a student wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a penalty.

AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled by AFTRS prior to commencement a 100% refund or credit note of the course fees paid will be provided.

Should AFTRS need to cancel a course after commencement, but before its completion, reasonable efforts will be made to reschedule. If rescheduling is not feasible, it is at AFTRS sole discretion to issue either full or partial credit notes depending on the circumstances.

AFTRS will make every effort to ensure the scheduled run of any course.

If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with AFTRS that the course is confirmed before you make your travel bookings. This decision is dependent on course enrolments meeting minimum numbers. AFTRS is not liable for any travel or accommodation costs incurred through course cancellation at any time for any reason.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds here.