16mm/35mm Camera Familiarisation

Short course


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

Please bring a 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 - visit to rental house to demonstrate lens testing, collimation and camera steady test.

This consistantly 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: £830       Corporate Rate: £1525

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

The freelance rate for this course is subsidised by ScreenSkills with support from the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds as part of its Future Film Skills strategy; as part of work to diversify the screen industry workforce, this year there is also a further reduction in fees of up to 50% available for freelancers with disabilities and/or who are from black, Asian or minority ethnic groups - further details of which will be provided upon acceptance on the training

How to apply

Application deadline:

This course is currently full - but do not despair places often become available - email us to be added to the Reserve List

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