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Before, During, and After the Job

David E. Elkins

David E. Elkins, SOC has over 25 years of professional experience as a Camera Operator and First Assistant Cameraman, working on feature films, television series, commercials, music videos, educational films, industrial films and much more. He is an active member of the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600 and Society of Camera Operators. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Camera Assistant's Manual

Focal Press, 2013

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... Before, During, and After the Job N ow that you have read the first six chapters and, it is hoped, have a basic understanding of how to do the job of a First and Second Assistant Cameraman, I’ d like to mention some of the things you...

Barnaby Thompson

Helen de Winter

Helen de Winter has worked in production and post-production on independent and studio feature films, and freelanced as a script editor for UK and US producers. She produced her first acclaimed short film for FilmFour and BBC Films and has since produced four others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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‘What I Really Want To Do Is PRODUCE …’ : Top Producers Talk Movies & Money

Faber and Faber, 2006

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...Barnaby Thompson began his career in the UK TV documentary sector, yet became an apprentice in screen comedy for Lorne Michaels, one of the contemporary legends of American television, who extended his Saturday Night Live empire all the way...

Show Biz

Eileen Quinn

Eileen Quinn and Judy Counihan have a combined experience of nearly forty years as producers in the UK film and television industry, with dozens of production credits as living proof of their pitching success. They joined forces to produce The Pitch after years of witnessing and working within an industry which suffers from its lack of sales training - their aim to help both buyers and sellers have a happier and more fruitful experience of the pitch process. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Judy Counihan

Judy Counihan

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The Pitch

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...‘This is show business not show friends’When I started out in the industry in Britain nearly two decades ago, I noticed that Art and Money were separated at birth. In the case of institutions such as the BBC, the people who looked after...

The Camera Department

David E. Elkins

David E. Elkins, SOC has over 25 years of professional experience as a Camera Operator and First Assistant Cameraman, working on feature films, television series, commercials, music videos, educational films, industrial films and much more. He is an active member of the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600 and Society of Camera Operators. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Camera Assistant's Manual

Focal Press, 2013

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... The Camera Department FILM PRODUCTIONS The number of members in the film camera department depends on the kind of production being shot. Big-budget feature films usually have a larger crew than low-budget films, TV commercials...

Don’t Take My Word for It—Friends Chime In

Hester Schell

Hester Schell is a recovering academic, award-winning director, master acting teacher and author. Hester has been either in front of the camera or part of a crew, on stage or directing for over 45 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Casting Revealed : A Guide for Film Directors

Focal Press, 2017

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... Friends Chime In men making “If there’s specifi c re sistance to wo e that as an obstacle movies, I just choos e to ignor , and two reasons: I can’t change my gender for op making movies.” I refuse to st —Kathryn Bigelo w “I...

It’s a Collaborative Medium—Exactly What Does That Mean?

Barbara Freedman Doyle

Barbara Freedman Doyle began her career as Assistant to the Senior VP of Worldwide Production at Tri-Star Pictures and continued as Coordinator/Production Supervisor on projects for CBS, NBC, Disney, TNT, Showtime, Hearst Entertainment, Hallmark, 20th Century Fox, and more. Currently, she is the Chair of the Film Division of Chapman University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Make Your Movie : What You Need to Know About the Business and Politics of Filmmaking

Focal Press, 2012

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... It’s a Collaborative Medium— Exactly What Does That Mean? It takes a village to make a movie. In addition to all the people who search out material or write the script, and all those who play a role in the decision of whether...

Let’s Do It

Eileen Quinn

Eileen Quinn and Judy Counihan have a combined experience of nearly forty years as producers in the UK film and television industry, with dozens of production credits as living proof of their pitching success. They joined forces to produce The Pitch after years of witnessing and working within an industry which suffers from its lack of sales training - their aim to help both buyers and sellers have a happier and more fruitful experience of the pitch process. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Judy Counihan

Judy Counihan

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The Pitch

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...How long should a pitch be?I have a very low tolerance threshold personally when I’m listening to a pitch, and most execs I know are overwhelmed with material, so concise, smart and intriguing are my watchwords.Ten minutes. No more. Make...

In the End

Eileen Quinn

Eileen Quinn and Judy Counihan have a combined experience of nearly forty years as producers in the UK film and television industry, with dozens of production credits as living proof of their pitching success. They joined forces to produce The Pitch after years of witnessing and working within an industry which suffers from its lack of sales training - their aim to help both buyers and sellers have a happier and more fruitful experience of the pitch process. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Judy Counihan

Judy Counihan

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The Pitch

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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...I want to thank everyone who spends part of their day creating. I don’t care if it’s a book, a film, a painting or a dance, a piece of theatre, a piece of music. Anybody who spends part of their day sharing their experience with us… I think...

The Language and Grammar of Filmmaking

Mary Cybulski

Mary Cybulski is a script supervisor with more than twenty years experience. She has learned and invented techniques that have made her one of the most skilled and valued script supervisors in the US. She is the first call for many of our most inventive directors: John Sayles, David Mamet, Jodie Foster, M. Night Shyamalan, Ang Lee, Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Tony Gilroy. During these years she has developed her craft by both learning and inventing professional techniques. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beyond Continuity : Script Supervision for the Modern Filmmaker

Focal Press, 2014

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... The Language and Grammar of Filmmaking One of our jobs as script supervisors is to make sure that all the little pieces of action fit together. We talked about the importance of maintaining continuity for this end. Another part...

Getting Started

Jerry Holway

Jerry Holway has been a Steadicam operator for 30 years, with many feature film credits including Donnie Brasco, As Good as it Gets, Rounders, The Apostle, All the Pretty Horses, and Reign Over Me. Over the past 18 years, Jerry has been the head instructor at more than 60 week-long Steadicam workshops worldwide. He is generally regarded—along with Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam—as one of the premier Steadicam workshop instructors in the world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Laurie Hayball

Laurie Hayball has been a Steadicam operator and workshop instructor for 15 years. She earned a degree in Motion Picture and Television from UCLA’s School of Fine Arts. Her training as a cinematographer brings a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of media production, especially as it pertains to visual storytelling. Laurie is the author of The Infrared Photography Handbook, The Advanced Infrared Photography Handbook, and How to Photograph Your Baby's First Year, all published by Amherst Media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Steadicam® Operator’s Handbook

Focal Press, 2013

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... getting started 39 Putting on the Steadicam® balancing with the rig The sight of an experienced Steadicam operator in action is truly awe-inspiring. The seemingly weightless rig floats effortlessly here and there. The operator guides...