THE GUILD OF BRITISH CAMERA TECHNICIANS (GBCT)
With an amazing array of talent and knowledge, the GBCT Management Board takes pride in the fact that its membership comprises some of the very best technicians in the world.
The Guild started in 1977 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.
They wanted to form a non-political association that essentially protected the interests and aspirations of a growing freelance workforce. And, they wanted this new organisation to be an authoritative presence in the industry, to spearhead the development of new talent and to maintain the best and highest standards To set the bar on best practice and quality.
They set about organising themselves into a company, prepared a Constitution, and invited a set of Trustees to be its guardians.
Limited by Guarantee, the GBCT Company has a Constitution that is both relevant and fair. That Constitution is now monitored by four eminent Trustees.
The GBCT’s founding Trustee SIR SYDNEY SAMUELSON CBE was joined by:
We have now sadly lost Sir Sydney, Sue Gibson, Micheal Apted and Lord Attenborough whose support and association will be greatly missed.
Since the early days, the GBCT has grown and its membership now comprises over 500 talented film and television specialists who are renowned throughout the world for their knowledge, talent and technical as well as aesthetic ability.
The Managment Board
The GBCT is run by a Management Board which consists of working technicians who are all experienced and reputable Guild members. At its AGM every year, the Membership votes via ballot for Board Members who stand down to be re-elected or for Members who have been nominated by others to join the Board.
The GBCT’s Management Board continues to have a very simple and effective three-point plan that will secure the Guild’s future success. This plan continually evolves and improves as it is being implemented:
All this will provide a financially stable and secure structure for the Guild to move forward successfully.
A few of the 'Things We Do'
These are just a few of the things we do – if you would like to know more, just ask!