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We want you as skilled up as possible for our productions. Here are a list good of training materials you could study on your own or could be available on the day.

Click on the role you're interested in.

Talent

Actor

Act using your natural talent, training and experience. Bring the story to life while being in character.

Book: Acting for the Camera: Revised Edition, Tony Barr

Production

Camera Operator

Camera Assistant

The Camera Assistant is responsible for focus pulling, clapperboard, handling digital media and recording shooting notes and moving equipment from one location to another.

Book: Camera Assistants Manual
Camera Assistants Manual pages at Google books

Practising - Focus Puller - Shallow depth-of-field can be used to direct the viewers eye to that which is in focus. Practice with a 35mm DSLR by manually focusing and using a low large aperture on a fast lens in live-view and move the focus point artfully bringing objects at various distances into focus over time. Use a tape measure to develop skill estimating distance.

Lighting

Boom Operator (Sound)

The Boom Operator is an assistant to the sound mixer and hadles the boom and microphones to record sound during a take. The goal is to keep the boom as close as possible to the actors but out of camera frame. They also record the scene with no sound, room tone, so that it can be placed behind cuts of the audio in editing.

Book: Producing Great Sound for Film and Video
DVD: Sound for Film & Television Training DVD

Sound Mixer

The Sound Mixer works with the portable audio recorder or input to the camera and makes sure audio quality is high. They also adjust the levels so that the sound doesn't overload and distort while recording as strong a signal as possible.

DVD: Sound for Film & Television Training DVD The DVD is geared mostly to the boom operator.
Book: Producing Great Sound for Film and Video

Equipment: Tascam DR-680 8 Track Field Recorder Manual PDF 7.35 MB (Megabytes). - right click to save

On Set Dresser

The On Set Dresser manages and lays out props and dress the set while considering continuity.

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup use the film makeup and hair kits to match the style or set the characters physical state for the scene.

Book: The Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre

Costume

Manage the actors costumes while considering continuity.

Art Department

The Art Department designs or build props and sets.

Fabrication

Fabrication: build camera cranes, car mounts, and lighting rigs.

Book: DV Camera Rigs book

Post production

Editing

Get an editing credits using your skill. Highend editing craft required.

Compositing

Get a credit using your compositing skills. Highend compositing skills required.

3D CGI

Get a credit using your 3D CGI skills. Highend 3D CGI craft and Softimage, ZBrush and or Maya skills required.