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  • 15 July 2022 08:58 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    MILLER – INTRODUCES NEW OPTIONAL BASE PLATE FOR COMPASS X
    “We have listened to our customer requests for a Manfrotto/Ace PL501 compatible base plate for CompassX.
    Known as the Versa Base plate and distinguishable by its orange colour, Miller introduces the new sideloading baseplate Cat#1278 to fit all CompassX models. The 1278 comes with a camera plate having a sliding range of 105mm. While the 1278 accepts PL501 camera plates made by other manufacturers, the sliding range may vary depending on the brands."

    The 1278 including camera plate lists for £213 in the UK.
  • 15 July 2022 08:58 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    2022 LOOKING GLASS SURVEY - LIVE UNTIL 18 JULY
    The Film and TV Charity has launched the 2022 Looking Glass Survey and they’re challenging EVERYONE working behind the scenes to get involved and support better mental health.  Whatever your role in the film, TV, and cinema industry, by taking part you are contributing to the insight.

    The Film and TV Charity needs to continue developing its services to support mental health and wellbeing,  To ensure the survey is representative, they’re asking everyone working behind the scenes, from commissioners to camera operators, directors to cinema projectionists, and in every corner of the UK, to complete the survey and share it with their colleagues - https://eu1.hubs.ly/H011v230.
    No matter who you are, what you do or where you work, please help by taking part in this survey.

  • 15 July 2022 08:51 | GBCT Info (Administrator)
    ANNA VALLEY – FILM CENTRIC LED PANELS
    GBCT PATRON, the ANNA VALLEY GROUP, is proud to announce their latest acquisition of ROE’s Black Pearl BP2V2 ‘film-centric LED panels’ with a 2.8mm pixel pitch – equating to a total of 224 sqm of LED panels. Available now.
     


    Anna Valley is renowned for providing outstanding technical design, audio visual equipment, scenic fabrication and technical personnel to the media and entertainment sectors with both rental and fixed installation solutions. One of the largest stocks of LED videowall in the UK housed at our 41,000 sq. ft premises near London Heathrow, as well as state of the art projection, powerful media servers and content delivery systems, cameras, sound, lighting, and IT.

    For more information on our production services or to enquire stock availability for an upcoming LED Virtual Production, please contact Christina Nowak, Director of Virtual Productions:
    E: [email protected]
    M: +44 7435 014577
      
  • 27 June 2022 08:05 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    TUESDAY 9 & WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST 2022

    -OR-

    THURSDAY 11 & FRIDAY 12 AUGUST 2022


    These two 2-day interactive seminar and practically based Workshops are available to all those interested in working as Script Supervisors.

    Over two days, amongst various other things, you will cover:

    • The role, function and responsibilities of a Script Supervisor during pre-production, production and post-production.

    • What is involved in filming out of sequence;

    • Practical exercises in Observation; what to observe

    • Practical exercises in breaking down, marking up and timing a script;

    • Cross referencing breakdowns with a shooting schedule

    • Shot descriptions; shot lists; film grammar and conventions

    • Single camera filming

    • Using a storyboard


    The next step:

    Interested? If so, complete the training course application form HERE and send this together with your CV by post (address below) or email to: [email protected]

    BE AWARE, WE MAY HAVE TO CONDUCT COVID TESTS/CHECKS ON A DAILY BASIS THROUGHOUT.



    Number of places per course: Restricted to 6 per Workshop Cost: £360 + VAT

    Cost: £300 + VAT (Guild Members)

    Getting a Bursary to help cover expenses:

    You maybe eligible for a bursary from ScreenSkills which will help with course fees, travel and/or accommodation expenses. (www.screenskills.com).


    Guild of British Camera Technicians

    Panavision Building, Metropolitan Centre, Bristol Road, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 8GD

    T: 020 8813 1999; E: [email protected]; W: www.gbct.org

  • 19 June 2022 16:55 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    80SIX - VIRTUAL PRODUCTION STUDIO, SLOUGH
     

    June 16th, 2022. Leading video technology company, 80six, has reopened their virtual production studio in Slough, following planned expansion.

    Press release here.
  • 19 June 2022 16:53 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    VMI - LED LOW ENERGY LIGHTING WORKSHOPS - 22 SEPTEMBER 2022
     


    These workshops are open to everyone with aim to spread the word across all GBCT, GTC, ACO and BSC members. Please share this information.

    A few words from Brian Rose on the recent Lighting Workshop:
    " I spent an absolutely fascinating day attending two  Lighting Workshops with VMI’s Barry Bassett and DoP and Trainer Graham Reed. It was if you will pardon the pun, an eye opener. I had left off at HMIs and how much more efficient they were compared with Tungsten which I had grown up with. The new generation of LEDs takes things much further, not only in terms of efficiency, but in colour accuracy and flexibility; quite a learning curve. Barry’s enthusiasm is already well know by members, I am sure. So it is no surprise that he is very keen to take these workshops even further for Guild members, perhaps covering Cameras, Lenses, Power, Green Shooting and much more. An excellent idea and opportunity which I can’t help thinking would be foolish to miss. – Brian Rose "

    Morning workshop:
    https://vmi.tv/event/led-low-energy-lighting-w-shop-am/
    Afternoon workshop:
    https://vmi.tv/event/led-low-energy-lighting-w-shop-pm-2/
  • 19 June 2022 16:47 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    ARRI -  VITTORIO OMODEI ZORINI - "BANG BANG BABY" - ALEXA MINI LF
     

    Cinematographer Vittorio Omodei Zorini talks about creating the psychedelic atmosphere of Amazon’s crime series “Bang Bang Baby” with the ALEXA Mini LF and ARRI lighting on set in Italy.

    Transcription Available here:

    Copyright © Andrea Pirrello/Prime Video & Amazon Studios
  • 19 June 2022 16:46 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    ASAP DISTRIBUTION

    Need any last-minute consumables? Don't panic, we've got you covered!
     


    ASAP Distribution, based in Park Royal (NW10) stocks a wide range of Camera and Grips consumables available for same-day collection or next-day delivery.

    • Batteries & Electrical Accessories
    • Brother Label Tapes
    • Cable Safety & Protection
    • Cable Ties & Velcro
    • Cleaning Products
    • Cords, Ropes & Straps
    • Dirty Down
    • Dirty Rigger Gloves & Accessories
    • Radio Coverts
    • Printed Report Pads
    • Camera Tape (Progaff, Gorilla etc.)
    • Weather Protection
    • Wrist Bands
    • And much more…

    https://lnkd.in/ej3VsUS6
  • 19 June 2022 16:34 | GBCT Info (Administrator)


    CAMERA STABILIZER AND

    STEADICAM OPERATORS WORKSHOP


    TUESDAY 6 to SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2022


    IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING,

    PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A SELECTION PROCESS.


    There are many reasons why working with Steadicam is one of the most fulfilling jobs in the Camera Department - and by attending this course you will begin to find out why! Steadicam is a complex technique and a great Operator is not created in five days. However, we guarantee you will leave this course with an understanding of the basic technical skills and knowledge of the essential current working industry practices required to become a good Steadicam Operator. Our intensive course timetable is designed around practical exercises to maximize time ‘in the harness’, with short lectures and demonstrations imparting the vital information an aspiring operator needs. Using state of the art equipment, you will receive practical tuition in the techniques for flying all current models of camera and accessories.


    The GBCT’s Steadicam courses are considered some of the best available and those attending will receive tuition of the highest standard, conducted by Guild tutors and assistant tutors.


    The course is specifically designed for technicians moving towards working in the Steadicam arena. It is essential that applicants are physically fit and comfortable with carrying heavy equipment for long periods of time. There is a selection process.


    BE AWARE, WE MAY HAVE TO CONDUCT COVID TESTS/CHECKS ON A DAILY BASIS THROUGHOUT.


    Numberofplaces: Up to 10 percourse Cost:£1,800 +VAT

    GBCT Members: £1,500 + VAT


    Thenextstep:

    Complete the training course application form (download) and send this together with your full CV by email to the GBCT – [email protected].


    Getting a Bursary to help cover expenses:

    You maybe eligible for a bursary from ScreenSkills which will help with course fees, travel and/or accommodation expenses. (www.screenskills.com).

  • 19 June 2022 16:26 | GBCT Info (Administrator)



    MONDAY 15 to FRIDAY 19 AUGUST 2022

    FILM LOADING WORKSHOP

    This 5-day course is available to all those interested in the film techniques necessary to safely manage film loading, handling, stock control, paperwork and note taking to create negative report sheets that must be sent with the exposed film to be delivered to the film laboratory for development. The course consists of film theory and a great many practical exercises when loading 16mm and 35mm most commonly used film cameras.

    The next step:

    Interested? If so, complete the training course application form (download) and send this together with your CV by post (address below) or email to: [email protected]

    BE AWARE, WE MAY HAVE TO CONDUCT COVID TESTS/CHECKS ON A DAILY BASIS THROUGHOUT.



    Course Pre-requisites:

    There are likely to be different levels of professional experience of those wanting to attend this course. We will therefore be selecting candidates and then balancing and adjusting the course timetable to reflect this.

    Number of places per course: 6 per tutor Cost: £450 + VAT (Guild Members)

    Cost: £650 + VAT (Non-Members)

    Getting a Bursary to help cover expenses:

    You may be eligible for a bursary from ScreenSkills which will help with course fees, travel and/or accommodation expenses.www.screenskills.com

The Guild of British Camera Technicians

Panavision Building, Metropolitan Centre, 
Bristol Road, Greenford, UB6 8GD

Tel: 020 8813 1999 Email: [email protected]

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