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As a 1st AC should I have a reel ?


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#1 Jorge Alarcon Swaby

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:47 PM

Just wondering if 1st AC's usually have a reel.
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#2 Tom Jensen

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:10 PM

No. A resume and a few references will work.
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#3 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:09 PM

No. And if anyone seriously asks for one, do your best to resist the urge to laugh in response.
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#4 Joshua Reis

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:30 PM

No. Choosing camera assistants is made through referrals, a resume, and possibly a brief phone interview.
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#5 Stuart McQuade

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:34 AM

Although they're not necessarily needed, I don't see any harm in having one (especially as someone starting out). Although I guess it depends on what you inspire to do. Do you want to climb the ranks 2nd -> 1st -> Operator -> DP/Cinematographer, or do you want to be a career AC?

Instead of just editing shots from films you've previously worked on, you could create and tailor your own showreel to show your skills: focus pulling, composition, lighting technique, etc.
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