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By David E. Elkins s.o.c.

Each movie or video shoot demands a minimum of digital camera assistants. digicam assistants (or first and moment ACs, as they're identified) have the real task of protecting the digicam, readying it to be used, troubleshooting (such as realizing what to do while a digital camera drops into the ocean), and getting ready it for delivery. The digital camera Assistant's guide teaches the whole workflow in easy-to-understand phrases and doesn't think earlier wisdom. it's a must-have at the set for digicam assistants and is loaded with regard fabric equivalent to digicam illustrations, kinds, charts, checklists, and equations. priceless profession recommendation rounds out the ebook. ?· New spouse web site with vast kinds, charts, and illustrations to print out and use?· thoroughly up to date with info on electronic video and excessive definition cameras which are altering the digicam assistant's job?· occupation advice and whole activity descriptions support digicam assistants get and be successful at jobs?· better half web site: www.cameraassistantmanual.com?· Author's website: www.davidelkins.com

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Pull Down Claw To move the film, a small hook or claw engages into a perforation in the film and pulls it through the gate. This small hook or claw is called the pull down claw. Each camera contains some type of pull down claw to move the film. 21). Registration Pin Once the pull down claw pulls the film into the gate so that it may be exposed, it must be held perfectly still during this exposure process. A small metal pin engages into the film’s perforation and holds it in place so that it may be exposed.

The measurement of the width of this opening is called an f-stop. 6, 8, 11, 16, 22, 32, 45, and so on. It is important to remember that the f-stop numbers go infinitely in both directions. All lenses are marked along the barrel of the lens with these f-stop numbers. By turning the diaphragm or iris adjustment ring on the lens barrel to a specific number, you are adjusting the size of the iris diaphragm within the lens and controlling how much light gets through to the film. Each f-stop admits half as much light through the lens as the f-stop before it.

Primes and Zooms While wide-angle, normal, and telephoto are categories of focal lengths, when we speak of the physical lens itself we refer to two basic types. Prime lenses have a single, fixed focal length that cannot be changed. Some examples of prime lenses are 18 mm, 25 mm, 32 mm, 75 mm, and so on. Zoom lenses have variable or adjustable focal lengths that can be changed during shooting. By turning the barrel of the zoom lens, you are able to change the focal length. Zoom lenses are most often referred to by their range of focal lengths, such as 12 mm to 120 mm, or 12 to 120, 25 mm to 250 mm, or 25 to 250, etc.

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