Assistant Camera Workshop
What is the A.C. Workshop?
The role of camera assistant is hard to pick up on your own. It takes experience, connections, and a good understanding of both the technical aspects of film but also set politics. Join us for a two-hour long in-person (and streamed online) workshop with professional camera assistants, Ryan Pilon (Dr. Strange, CSI, Barry, etc.) and Jason Kinney (Rush Hour, Murderville, Alienated, etc.) as they discuss the details you should know to level up your game. You will get hands on experience too!
Some of the things covered in class include:
-The basic elements of camera prep
-Techniques of focus pulling
-Know your tools: wireless setups, video assist & assistant tools
-Navigating common set issues
-Set politics and how to work with other departments
You can also join our Facebook Group to join in on discussions and connect with our filmmaking community here.
- Jason KinneySecond Assistant Camera
Jason Kinney is a 1st assistant cameraman and member of the International Cinematographer’s guild. Starting in the business at 19, Jason had no idea of the places and adventures that the motion picture industry would take him. Starting as a film loader, moving his way up to 2nd assistant and now up to a 1st assistant, Jason has worked on all kinds of projects from the small, independent productions to big budget movies. His over 25 years of experience have helped him navigate the industry from film to now the digital age. Never afraid to learn a new piece of equipment, he is excited to see what the future of motion pictures will look like in the future.
- Ryan PilonFirst Assistant Camera
Ryan Pilon was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. While attending Loyola High school he was an assistant to a director/writer and was able to work in production on development of scripts, working on sets as well as other traditional office duties. After attending Cal State Northridge’s Film Program he started his first union job in the camera department as a loader on the TV show “V.I.P.” 25 years later as a International Cinematographer Guild member and moving up in the camera department he has had the privilege of working on all forms of filmed entertainment, and many talented union members. Learning new technologies and equipment and meeting new people has been a driving factor to continuing to work in the industry.
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