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The Camera Assistant by Douglas Hart

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CHAPTER 16

Education of a Camera Assistant, and FindingWork Afterwards

How does one train for a career as a Camera Assistant? There are several ways to learn about the cameras themselves, and several ways to learn the other techniques the Camera Assistant needs and uses.

Film School

If you are in a film school, and I don't mean a liberal arts college with one Film Aesthetics or Film History class, or if you intend to go to film school someday, and want to get more involved in Cinematography, then take advantage of the opportunities that film schools present.

A real film school, with courses in Film Production, Photography, Lighting, Sound, Direction, Editing, Screenwriting, Animation, and all the rest, can give the aspiring cinematographer a ...

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