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 ...

Get The Camera Assistant now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.