1st Camera Assistant knowledge
montaser abou saada
Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:30 AM
i became a focus puller a year ago i started on ARRI d21 and then i'v worked on a movie on ARRI 535 .. witch was easy coz i loaded the ARRI 535 a lot .. recently i assisted on 435 and the Red One and it went cool ..
the thing is i'v never worked on 16 mm or Arricam or Arri 3 .. i was reading a book by jon fauer about Arri sr3 and it seems so complected in terms of changing to s 16 and i never did it ( the conversion to S35 or S16 ) ..
also a lot about IVS coz for all the jobs that i did it was already attached and they sat it up in the rental house
there is too many technical stuff that i have to know and most of the jobs am doing now is on RED ONE .. and recently i got an offer to work with some high level agency witch provides crew around the area .. and they have all the equipments and cameras like ARRI SR3, ARRI 435, ARRICAM LT AND ST, ARRI 3 .. and am really puzzled .. am really good in pulling focus the problem is with all that technical stuff .. any ideas ? is that all what written in fauer's book is a focus puller duties ?
Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:04 PM
Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:47 PM
David E. Elkins, SOC
Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:16 AM
Posted 03 September 2011 - 06:32 PM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:45 PM
Check out my book, "The Camera Assistant's Manual, Fifth Edition" published by Focal Press.
David E. Elkins, SOC
i second this, easily the best book i read when i was getting my start in the industry and the same book i recommend to up and coming assistants
Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:12 PM
Posted 19 August 2013 - 07:47 AM
May i know what's: COC & D.C.S ?
SImon Ng 1st A/C
In simple terms its where a cone of light converges onto the sensor at a single point where it resolves at an acceptable focus sharpness. Each sensor size has a different circle of confusion which then has an effect on the depth of field (the near and far distance calculations change depending on the COC).
It is handy for planning some shots in pre-production. It helps you work out the acceptable distance you can push that T-Stop before your shot goes out of focus. Steadicam shots for example where the dynamic movement of the person can change a lot.
I don't know what a DCS is though but I presume from the context it is some type of DIT or technical assistant.
Edited by Oliver Hadlow Martin, 19 August 2013 - 07:49 AM.