O'Reilly logo

The Camera Assistant's Manual, 4th Edition by SOC David E. Elkins

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Glossary

Aaton: Trade name of a brand of professional 16 mm and 35 mm cameras.

Abby Singer Shot: During production this shot is used to refer to the next-to-the-last shot of the day. The term is named for Abby Singer. According to Mr. Singer, the term was started during the mid-1950s while he was an Assistant Director at Universal Studios. To keep ahead of things, he would always inform the crew that they would shoot the current shot plus one more shot, before moving to a different area of the studio, either a different stage or the back lot. Through the years other Assistant Directors used the term; today the term is always used to indicate the next-to-the-last shot of the day.

A.C.: Abbreviation for Assistant Cameraman.

Academy Aperture: The ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required