AC to DP, ASSISTANT TO CINEMATOGRAPHERAC to DP, ASSISTANT TO CINEMATOGRAPHER
Smash your first monitor assistant job
Caitlin RoyseMay 5, 2021
If you managed to skip an unpaid internship and you're about to start your first video assistant job I've got you covered...
Trouble shooting the WCU-4
Caitlin RoyseNov 4, 2020
I ran into a very serious problem: my WCU-4 wasn't connecting with the camera. Here's what to check if you run into a problem...
Taking your AC kit to the next level
Caitlin RoyseAug 24, 2020
Gear and gadgets that will impress your crew and cinematographer. Nothing is sexier than organization for a camera assistant...
The budget essentials for your first AC kit
Caitlin RoyseAug 18, 2020
It's a pretty popular topic no doubt, let's get into some budget essentials that'll get you through your first few shoots...
Setting up a rental house
Caitlin RoyseJul 2, 2020
I've worked at a couple of rental houses in both Sweden and Australia, last year I had the pleasure of helping set up a rental house...
Freelancing and relocating
Caitlin RoyseMay 29, 2020
I rocked up to Sweden with no contacts, no experience and no Swedish but managed to trick people into hiring me anyways. So here's how I did it...
Lessons in conflict and assertion
Caitlin RoyseMay 24, 2020
If you can frame each idea into a question it becomes a proposition for collaboration rather than a non negotiable or demand...
Better handheld set-up for operating
Caitlin RoyseMay 18, 2020
So I start by stripping down the camera as much possible. Then I try to balance the lens (lenses) with the kind of battery for weight...
The truth about wireless video systems
Caitlin RoyseMay 13, 2020
All of the listed wireless systems are now using authentic Amimon chips and this integrated circuit tech is where the resolution and latency...
Taking focus marks
Caitlin RoyseMay 9, 2020
I will point the laser to their shoulder as it's roughly in line with their eyes. Alternatively, I can stand on the actor's mark and hold the laser next to...
The complete guide to prepping a camera
Caitlin RoyseMay 3, 2020
So I slowly work through resetting or calibrating all the basic settings, the build the camera, then clean the lenses, then prep the lenses...
Don't fuck up your first camera assistant job
Caitlin RoyseApr 29, 2020
The variables to be determined with the first shot are: What will the camera be on? Tripod, dolly, gimbal, handheld etc. What lens will be...
What is AC to DP?
Caitlin RoyseApr 29, 2020
AC to DP is a resource for anyone wanting to work as a camera assistant all the way up to a cinematographer. Written by women working in the...