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Where to learn film cameras in Chicago?


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#1 Salil Sundresh

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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.
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#2 Brian Drysdale

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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.

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#3 Michael Kubaszak

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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.
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