Jump to content


Photo

Where to learn film cameras in Chicago?


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Salil Sundresh

Salil Sundresh
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 98 posts
  • 2nd Assistant Camera
  • Los Angeles, CA

Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:02 AM

I'm relatively young and in Chicago. Therefore it's been difficult to get into the camera department on a project shooting 35mm film. I've read about the cameras and inventory procedures and such. But as with most things on set...reading a book will only get you so far until you actually see how it's done in the field. Is there anywhere in Chicago I can learn the operation of film cameras so I could work as a loader or AC should I be offered such a job? I understand the theory, relatively well read but haven't gotten my hands on the gear. I mostly work as a 2nd AC with the red and other digital cinema or video cameras.
  • 0

#2 Brian Drysdale

Brian Drysdale
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5070 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:14 AM

A common way it to attend a workshop;

http://www.mainemedi.../cinematography

Perhaps not located in Chicago, but people go there from all over North America and overseas.

Edited by Brian Drysdale, 02 September 2010 - 03:16 AM.

  • 0

#3 Michael Kubaszak

Michael Kubaszak
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 206 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • Chicago

Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:01 AM

Call up Schumacher or Fletcher and ask them. You can also ask the 1st AC's that you are working for.
  • 0


Willys Widgets

Paralinx LLC

Glidecam

Visual Products

Aerial Filmworks

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Metropolis Post

Opal

Technodolly

Rig Wheels Passport

Wooden Camera

FJS International, LLC

CineLab

CineTape

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Abel Cine

Ritter Battery

rebotnix Technologies

The Slider

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Tai Audio

Paralinx LLC

Willys Widgets

Technodolly

Rig Wheels Passport

The Slider

rebotnix Technologies

Glidecam

Opal

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

CineLab

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Visual Products

CineTape

Tai Audio

Wooden Camera

FJS International, LLC

Metropolis Post

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Aerial Filmworks

Abel Cine

Ritter Battery