Join WIFVNE for a Panel Discussion on June 19, hosted by Rule Boston Camera
Women in the Industry: ACs and DPs – Techs and Creatives
This event will be held in memory of Priscilla Forance, an early WIFVNE Board Member and President who contributed greatly to the growth of the organization and to the advancement of women’s voices in the media industry.
First Assistant Camera: Julia Liu, Jill Tufts, Mary Anne Janke, and Richelle Topping
Directors of Photography: Amanda McGrady, Kat Castro, and Nikki Bramley
Moderated by Women in Film & Video-New England President: Alecia Orsini
Join Women in Film and Video-New England for this “Women in the Industry” panel discussion with this talk focusing on the technical and creative aspects of shooting. This talented group of women has a wide range of experience working on independent and feature films, documentaries, television, and corporate and commercial projects.
Hear from both ACs and DPs about the work they do as an integral part of the Camera Department and how they work together to fulfill the look and style of a production.
ACs or Assistant Camera (First AC or Focus Puller and Second AC) are in charge of all camera equipment, camera set-ups for each shot and moving the camera(s) efficiently from set-up to set-up based on the direction of the DP or camera operator. They are also responsible for changing lenses and reading out and clapping the slate. A Camera/1st AC (and sometimes A Camera/2nd AC) may also be in charge of staffing the entire department below the camera operators, and for additional camera units.
DPs or Directors of Photography (aka Cinematographers) work behind the lens, controlling the camera to achieve the cinematic look established by the Director. They work with others in the Camera Department including AC’s and Camera Operators to accomplish the camera work through the choice of cameras, lenses, filters, movement, and shot composition.
The panelists will share their personal experiences on education and training, how they got started in the industry, mentorships, how to find work, how to promote yourself, how ACs and DPs work together and with others in the Camera Department, and how gender comes into play.
Learn about challenging moments, fulfilling projects, funny stories and more. They’ll talk about Boston as a film community, resources and a look ahead at our industry.
Please join us for what will be a fun and inspiring discussion.
Tuesday, June 19th, 6:00-8:30pm with Refreshments
Location: Rule Boston Camera, 320 Nevada Street (First Floor, Entrance on left), Newton, MA 02460
FREE for all WIFVNE Members – $5 for non-WIFVNE members
This event will be held in memory of Priscilla Forance, an early WIFVNE Board Member and President who contributed greatly to the growth of the organization and to the advancement of women’s voices in the media industry. Click here to learn more about Priscilla’s contributions to both WIFVNE and the industry.
WIFVNE thanks Rule Boston Camera for hosting this event.