16mm/35mm Camera Familiarisation

Short course


100% hands on practice – using the current 16mm and 35mm camera systems.

Please bring a screwdriver, torch, scissors and common sense!

You will be shown loading, lacing, maintenance and assembly of accessories for each camera system.

Subjects covered in discussion are, testing and preparation of equipment, roles of 2nd and 1st Assistants - and if viable a visit to rental house to demonstrate lens testing, collimation and camera steady test.

This consistently sold-out 5-day course is taught by freelance technicians and is supported by Panavision and is designed to de-mystify camera systems and to teach how to use the equipment sensibly, knowledgeably (and with respect).

What people have said about this course:
"What top quality teaching, equipment and course content...... This course is vital as you wouldn't get this rate of learning as a trainee on set"

Freelance Rate: £845       Corporate Rate: £1595

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

As part of our work to diversify the screen industry workforce, there is reduction in fees of up to 50% made available by our partnership with the BFI for freelancers with disabilities, who are ethnically diverse or from lower socio-economic backgrounds

Please state ‘APPLYING ADDITIONAL BFI FUNDING’ at the end of your Why do you want to attend?’ statement in order for your submission to be considered

How to apply

Application deadline:

If you experience any problems making your application please contact us shortcourses@nfts.co.uk 01494 677 903

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