Who we are & What we do
The GBCT is not a union but a not-for-profit professional association of knowledgeable, qualified and craft trained camera technicians. We are dedicated to upholding quality and standards in the film, television and related media industries.
The Guild began when four technicians – Terry Cole (1AC), John Deaton (1AC), Mike Fox (Camera Operator) and Geoff Glover (Camera Operator) invited all the camera technicians they knew to attend a meeting at the old Caernarvon Hotel, Ealing Common, in 1977. They wanted to form a non-political association that essentially protected the interests and aspirations of a growing freelance workforce. To do this they aimed to maintain the best and highest standards for camera technicians to work to, to help develop talent for future success – and therefore to become an authoritative presence in the film, television and related media industries. Forty years later, Guild Members are renowned throughout the world for their knowledge and technical as well as aesthetic ability.The GBCT is run by a Management Board which consists of experienced and reputable working technicians. At the Guild’s AGM, and per its Constitution, the Membership votes for existing Board Members whose turn it is to stand down for re-election or for Members who want to join the Board.