Past Event

SCREEN TRADES: Assistant Camera Workshops

May 10, 2024 10:00 am

What: Introduction to Assistant Camera (AC) Workshop and First AC Masterclass, with Panavision Australia


Friday May 10th, 10am to 1pm (Intro Workshop)

Friday 24th May, 10am to 1pm (Masterclass)

Where: Panavision Sydney, Lane Cove

Who: For early career practitioners serious about jobs in the Australian film and TV industry.

Key Facilitator: Nic Godoy heads Panavision’s educational workshops, mentoring and film support service for Cinematographers, Directors, and Producers, within the areas of Feature Films, Drama Series, and TVCs. Nic also represents Panavision industry partnership initiatives and grants with societies, guilds and screen agencies.

For more information contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

These workshops are FREE but places are strictly limited. Please complete the Expression of Interest form and we will contact successful applicants.

Applications close 5pm, 1 May 2024.

Presented by Panavision and ACE, supported by Screen NSW and Screenrights Cultural Fund

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Pulling focus on pathways to the camera department


Following SCREEN TRADE’s successful 2022 ASSISTANT CAMERA program, ACE and Panavision Australia again join forces to present this skills development and employment pathway for a new cohort of early career practitioners in 2024.


Assistant camera crew remain in high demand in camera departments of the film and TV industry.


An introductory workshop will put a spotlight on the specialist skill set needed in the Camera Department in the role of Assistant Camera (AC) and First AC in film and TV production, and outline the career pathways to opportunities in the industry. Up to 15 participants will be invited to attend the Introductory workshop with Panavision’s film industry influencer Nic Godoy. Participants from the Introductory workshop will then join the First AC Masterclass with an experienced industry professional as guest facilitator. From best practice within the Camera Department, to handling lenses and equipment, focus pulling to the all-important onset etiquette for crew, this program will support early career practitioners to gain hands-on experience and discover pathways to careers in the screen sector.

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