3D Training for Camera Professionals is a GBCT course designed to help the careers of 6 experienced camera technicians. Funded by the Skillset Craft and Technical Skills Academy the aim is to provide comprehensive, industry training with paid work placements that rapidly addresses areas where skills are short.
Run by the Guild and Talking Point, the first part of this training initiative took place last week and was taught by Guild stereographers (Chris Parks; Peter ‘Skip’ Howard; Adam Sculthorp and Matt Smith), supported by Stereo ACs (Gareth Harfoot; Jason Lord-Castle and Rob Portus) with equipment supplied by Guild Patrons ONSIGHT and Panavision Europe.
“Getting to grips with 3D is pretty time-consuming with a fair amount to learn, so this was brilliant to get up and running, with plenty of hands-on familiarisation’ Mary Kyte, 1st AC
“The gear and stereographers were great. The skills I have developed will really help …. ” Dan Shoring, 1st AC
Ongoing training will take place including rig familiarisation with another of the Guild’s Patrons – PFXE.
The technicians’ work placements will enable them to become adept in the aesthetics and technicalities of convergence pulling and setting up to operate the different rigs used in 3D production.
Rana Darwish (2nd A/C & Loader) and Samantha Patterson (2nd A/C & Loader) have already both worked on a production with Stereographer Adam Sculthorpe.