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Camera Assistant manuals - which one to choose?


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#1 brydie

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:33 PM

Hi

I'm about to commence study at an institute for film making. The course specialises in Camera Assisting. There are no text books requirements however I have found most people recommend either "The Camera Assistant: A Complete Professional Handbook" by Douglas Hart OR "The Camera Assistant's Manual," by David E. Elkins SOC.

I reallt don't know which one to roll with. Does anyone have a suggestion - which would be the better of the two?

My experience on set has been as split operator and 2nd Assistant on 2nd units.

Thank you!
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#2 Tom Jensen

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:39 PM

As a collector of books, I'd say get both.
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#3 brydie

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 12:06 AM

i can only afford one!!

As a collector of books, I'd say get both.


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#4 Hal Smith

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:13 AM

1. Used Copy of 5th Edition Elkins' book $30.00

2. New copy of 4th Edition of Elkin's book $20.10

3. Used copy of Doug's book $42.50
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#5 Edgar Dubrovskiy

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:32 AM

Buy one of Ebay, read it, sell it, buy the other one.
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#6 Kieran Scannell

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:29 AM

I have a copy of The Camera Assistant's Manual 4th edition. I haven't loaded film in a very long time!
PM me your address and I'll post it to you.
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