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Film & TV Camera Crew 

For all your crewing requirements.

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Experienced Camera Crews with a wealth of knowledge.

Here at Studio RTR we can fulfil your crewing needs. We have highly skilled and experienced crews standing by to suit any requirement you may have.

We can also supply and source the cameras and equipment necessary for production.

From Small EPK/ENG to Full Production and Events 

We Supply all Crew Members Including:

  • Directors

  • Assistant Directors

  • Directors of Photography

  • Lighting Camerapersons

  • Camera Operators

  • Camera Assistants

  • Focus Pullers

  • Sound Recordists

  • Boom Swingers

  • DIT

  • Drone Operators

  • Hair and Makeup Artists

  • Production Assistants

  • Set Design

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Cameras Wet Hire Only

Our Camera Technicians work with a range of camera formats and models.  

  • Arri Alexa 35

  • Arri Alexa mini

  • Sony Venice

  • Sony fx9

  • Sony fx6

  • Sony fx3

  • Panasonic EVA

  • Canon C500 MK11

  • Canon C300 MK111

  • Canon C300 MK

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Genres Include:

  • BTS

  • Commercials

  • Corporate

  • Documentaries

  • Drama

  • Events

  • EPK

  • Eng/News

  • Interviews

  • Music Videos

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Essential Roles Within a Camera Crew

Camera crews are teams of professionals responsible for capturing video and audio footage for various purposes, including film production, television shows, documentaries, news reporting, and other visual media projects. These crews play a crucial role in bringing visual stories to life, and they typically consist of several key roles and positions.

 

Here are some of the essential roles within a camera crew:

  1. Director of Photography (DP) or Cinematographer: The DP is responsible for the visual aspects of a project. They work closely with the director to achieve the desired look and feel of the film or video. The DP makes decisions about camera angles, lighting, and camera equipment.

  2. Camera Operator: The camera operator is responsible for physically operating the camera during filming. They work closely with the DP to execute camera movements, framing, and focus.

  3. Camera Assistant or First Assistant Camera (1st AC): The 1st AC assists the camera operator and DP with camera setup, maintenance, and focus pulling. They ensure that the camera equipment is in good working order and that shots are in focus.

  4. Second Assistant Camera (2nd AC): The 2nd AC assists the 1st AC and is responsible for tasks such as slate operation (marking shots), changing camera lenses, and maintaining camera reports.

  5. Grip Crew: The grip crew is responsible for setting up and operating various camera support equipment, including tripods, cranes, dollies, and other rigging equipment. They help achieve stable and dynamic camera movements.

  6. Lighting Crew: Lighting technicians or electricians work under the direction of the DP to set up and control lighting equipment, including lights, reflectors, and diffusers. They create the desired atmosphere and mood for each scene.

  7. Sound Recordist or Mixer: While not part of the camera crew, sound professionals are often closely integrated into the production team. They are responsible for capturing high-quality audio during filming, using microphones, booms, and audio recording equipment.

  8. Production Assistants (PAs): PAs assist various crew members with tasks such as moving equipment, managing cables, and ensuring a smooth production workflow.  

The size and composition of a camera crew can vary widely depending on the scale and budget of the production. Smaller projects may have a leaner crew with individuals wearing multiple hats, while larger productions may have specialized crew members for each role.

Camera crews play a vital role in the creative process of filmmaking and video production, as they work together to translate the director's vision into visual content that can entertain, inform, or inspire audiences.

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