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Industry Certificate: Camera Assisting

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Become a Camera Assistant

In this certificate course, delivered over three intensive, practical weeks, you’ll learn the essentials 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 Industry Certificate: Camera Assisting right for you?

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

For more information and to get a full course outline please contact shortcourses@aftrs.edu.au

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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 +.

To find out about future offerings of this course, register your interest. For more information email info@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877.

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

AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee 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 fee.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds.