Responsibilities of the Camera Assistant
The first logical step to take in a volume about professional motion picture camera assisting is to define what a Camera Assistant is and what a Camera Assistant does. In order to do this, however, we have to define what a lot of other people do as well, so it is clear how the Camera Assistant fits in to the team effort required for any motion picture project.
Filmmaking is a highly specialized undertaking. Neither the term “Art” nor the term “Business” describes the process adequately by themselves. The reality of film-making is that it is both an art and a business, and inseparably so. Perhaps “Industry” is the best description. Even the smallest, lowest-budget film involves many ...