Thanks Phil and Stuart,
Indeed am working my way up through the ranks just wondering if there was a way to get more experience and learn more about the science and how to look at it in a story way rather than a technical way from an assistants point of view.
By-the-way sorry for the late reply been manic here working all over the place.
On the other hand indeed apprenticship does mean freebee work and in some way yes I'd be more than happy to watch and shadow for free. Although if a DP turns to me and tells me to do a shot I'd be honnoured (underqualified) but would think, I'm not really getting paid for this.... Although on the other hand if I go into making short films, etc. Then the same would have to be said again, I'll be doing it for free or for little next to nothing as well. There just isn't any money anywhere. :-(
But I think I'll stick to my day job of DIT and assisting for now.
Although I've made a blog about my learnings so far, hehehe:
Let me know what you think if you have chance to look at it.
Cheers all for the replies. )
James Ian Gray